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Back in 2010, Scott Brown accepted a donation from Clayton Williams, the wealthy Texas oilman who John McCain had to distance himself from after Williams was heard comparing rape to the weather. "As long as it's inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it," is what he said.

After the report of this donation ran on Daily Kos, Politico asked Brown about it, prompting the Brown campaign to immediately donate the same amount as the Williams donation, $1,000, to Jane Doe Inc., a group that works against domestic violence and sexual assault, with a Brown spokesperson saying, “Mr. Williams’ comments were deplorable and we are donating his contribution to Jane Doe Inc."

But why wasn't Mr. Williams statement, which he made well before he made his donation to Brown's 2010 campaign, so deplorable that Brown didn't refuse his money the first time around? And there's also a question of timing. Check out OpenSecrets' record of the donation again.

Table from OpenSecrets showing $1,000 donation to Scott Brown from Clayton Williams
The date that donation was recorded by the Brown campaign, presumably the day the check was deposited, was Jan. 19, 2010—the very day of the special election Brown won. What are the chances Williams' check didn't reach Brown until the actual day of the election? What are the chances that Brown, knowing what a controversial donation that could be, held on to the check until the day of the election, when it couldn't be used against him?

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The suspect timing of the Williams' donation aside, there's still the issue of where Brown is investing his PAC's money.
You won't be shocked to find out it's gone to a bunch of current Senate candidates. He gave $5,000 to Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), $10,000 to Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) and $5,000 Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND).

You probably also won't be surprised to find out all of these representatives were cosponsors of the infamous HR 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." You know that one, the one that says there's only really one kind of rape, "forcible" rape, and you can't get an abortion unless you can prove that you were the victim of rape-rape, not one of those other kinds of rape that you might have really enjoyed.

Brown really doesn't like answering questions about his tenure as senator. He doesn't think his votes should be an issue in the campaign, and he sure hasn't been answering any questions about his support for Paul Ryan as vice president or any of these Senate candidates who would ban abortion in all cases.

He likes to call himself the "independent," but if he's independent, why is he working so hard to win the Senate for Republicans?

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