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Brown Demands Warren Pay For State's Voter Registration Mailings

U.S. Senator  Scott Brown  is calling on Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren to reimburse Massachusetts for the expense of mailing voter registration information to welfare recipients.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

Warren’s campaign, Friday, dismissed Brown’s request as  a  “ ridiculous political stunt”   Brown and the Mass. Republican Party have asserted that Warren will benefit from the voter registration  effort.  Massachusetts officials say they spent $276,000 to mail voter registration materials to a half a million welfare recipients in order to settle a lawsuit that alleged the state was violating a federal voter rights law.  The Boston Globe reported Friday that Massachusetts was the only state  sued  that agreed to mail out registration forms.  Warren’s daughter is on the board of the organization that sued the states over violations of the 1993  motor voter law..

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.