Elizabeth Warren Leaves Voicemail For Scott Brown, Asking For Third Party Détente
Earlier in the afternoon, Warren wrote Brown a letter, laying out the objective of her plan.
"Dear Senator Brown," the letter reads. "We have the opportunity to set an example for the rest of the country. Let’s do it. If you are serious about stopping the political games and getting to the hard work of keeping out third party ads and independent groups, I’m ready. My campaign manager is prepared to meet with your representative to begin immediately to craft an enforceable agreement.
"Too often, candidates call for an end to third party influence but their words are just that, and their calls are just more empty promises and politics as usual. I propose that our agreement include television, radio and online advertisements from outside groups and third parties and further, that this agreement include consequences for the campaign that fails to honor this agreement."
,,,Brown spokesman Colin Reed told HuffPost that the senator's campaign manager will meet with a representative from the Warren campaign next week to discuss third-party spending. That campaign manager, Jim Barnett, released a statement that called Warren a late convert to the cause of eliminating third party ad spending (the League of Conservation has been running ads against Brown with minimal objection from the consumer protection advocate).
"We’re pleased that Professor Warren appears to have finally had a change of heart about the negative influence of outside special interests," said Barnett, "and will be further encouraged when and if she actually joins Senator Brown’s call for outside groups on both sides to cease their interference in Massachusetts."