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New England News
Tue September 4, 2012
Head of Mass. Democratic Party Apologizes for "Honorary Girl" Remark
The head of the Massachusetts Democratic Party is apologizing for suggesting that Republican Sen. Scott Brown was trying to portray himself as "an honorary girl" in TV ads that seek to attract women voters. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…
Chairman John Walsh said in a statement he regretted the remark, which he said was made in the excitement of the opening of the party's national convention.
Walsh ridiculed Brown at a breakfast meeting of the state's convention delegation on Monday, at one point saying the Republican "spent a couple of million dollars folding towels on TV to prove he's an honorary girl."
Brown has featured his wife, Gail Huff, in ads which include images of him performing household chores.
Walsh said he was trying to emphasize the importance of electing Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren.
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