Dem campaign head says committee wasn't questioning Brown abuse claims

The head of Senate Democrats' campaign committee emphasized on Monday that Democrats weren't questioning the veracity of Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) revelation that he was a victim of sex abuse when they circulated articles containing criticism of Brown.

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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) circulated articles to reporters last week by respected Boston columnists that suggested Brown's revelations were a hypocritical move in the light of his endorsement of a congressional candidate who was accused of insensitivity to sexual assault.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chairwoman of the DSCC, emphasized that Democrats weren't questioning the claims.

"No one is questioning the veracity of his story. We send out literally hundreds of articles daily, and this was part of that," Murray said at the Capitol.

"I just want to emphasize that no one was ever questioning the veracity of his story," she added.

Clips are routinely circulated by party committees to reporters. They don't always necessarily reflect the official stance or position of a party or committee, but typically serve the purpose of bringing certain articles to reporters' attention.

Brown is a top target for Democrats in 2012 and has spent much of the last two weeks on a media blitz to promote his memoir, "Against All Odds."

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