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Heard on the Hill: Scott Brown Didn’t Clip From Elizabeth Dole; He Lifted the Whole Thing

Last March, Roll Call wrote a piece highlighting Sen. Scott Browns (R-Mass.) weak website. It seems it took the freshman Senator close to three months to get a fully functioning site complete with email! up and running. (So fancy!)
Today, HOH joined other outlets in reporting that parts of Browns Student Resources page from his Senate website were lifted from former Sen. Elizabeth Doles (R-N.C.) 2002 campaign kickoff speech.
Well ... it seems we were wrong. Not just the speech, but Browns entire Student Resources page, with the exception of a sentence or so and Browns personal sign-off, was lifted from Doles Senate website.

Dont believe us? Compare and contrast for yourselves.
Sen. Doles website served as one of the models for Sen. Browns website when he first took office, Browns press secretary, John Donnelly, explained to us. During construction of the site, the content on this particular page was inadvertently transferred without being rewritten.

I heard they are having elections up in Luddite country, a Democratic operative zinged. Maybe Brown should drive his pickup there.

Now, now thats just mean, it wasnt the Senators fault!

It was a staff-level oversight which we regret and has been corrected, Donnelly said.

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