Sen. Brown asks PAC to pull campaign ads
BOSTON | The campaign of Sen. Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, is promising to donate money to charity after learning that a political action committee ran online ads on his behalf.
Mr. Brown’s campaign said Tuesday that it was the first time Mr. Brown or his chief Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, has enforced a pledge against third-party ads in the Senate race.
Mr. Brown’s campaign manager, Jim Barnett, said the Coalition of Americans for Political Equality has been asked to stop the ads.
In keeping with the Jan. 23 pledge, Mr. Barnett said, Mr. Brown’s campaign would donate the equivalent of half the PAC’S spending on the ads to a charity of Ms. Warren’s choice.
Ms. Warren’s campaign says it is disappointed that what it called a “pro-mitt Romney super PAC” broke the pledge.
A message left with the organization wasn’t returned Tuesday.