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From the controversy in one of the country's most closely watched senate races.
Massachusetts Republican senator Scott Brown accusing his State's welfare department.
Of helping his opponent democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Molly Line is live in Boston for a Somali.
State claim that they're just complying with federal law right.
Absolutely nearly half a million welfare recipients have received more desperation letters in the mail due to a court settlement but Republicans are crying foul.
Saying that this is a blatant political power move aimed at getting Democrats to the polls in November to vote for their candidate Elizabeth Warren a Harvard professor.
Who was locked in a very tight race with the incumbent senator Republican Scott Brown.
Now the price tag here is 275000.
Dollars in taxpayer money.
And and the issue here isn't so much about the money according to Brown's campaign.
But that the real smoking gun is that warns daughter Amelio -- high -- he is actually involved the chair of the board of trustees of dumb ups and organization.
That was one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that argued Massachusetts failed to meet federal requirements giving people the opportunity to sign up to vote.
When they register for public assistance senator brown says he wants every vote to count but says there's just something little fishy going on here.
That being said her professor Warren started -- -- -- Organization that say season taxpayer monies.
To get people on welfare -- to vote.
Just doesn't pass the smell -- they contended twist and turn and probably -- nations to make it work but it just doesn't.
It doesn't pass the smell test and -- kind of outrageous.
Now Massachusetts GOP officials want to see any correspondence between the governor's office and other state officials.
And anyone that may be involved in -- his campaign regarding this issue -- -- what is the response from the Warren campaign.
-- -- campaign points out that this is a law that's been in place for over twenty years it was passed with bipartisan support.
At and here's -- Warren herself had to say.
No one likes to see attacks and -- All it lets you sit down a law that's been in place for twenty years.
And all this organization was working on the enforcement of this long before and -- ever even joined.
And the organization.
Was working with several states.
Around the country.
And that was happening before I ever got involved.
Massachusetts GOP officials say that the State's response was unprecedented in that other states didn't get involved in these mass mailings.
But state officials defend -- mailings and say that other states haven't -- actually paid out bigger financial penalties when faced.
With the same sort of suits and settlements -- Molly Line in Boston Molly thank you.
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