Mass. Dems file ethics complaint over Brown video
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Democrats have filed an ethics complaint over reports that GOP Sen. Scott Brown's campaign used a video taken by an official Senate aide.
The Massachusetts Democratic Party pointed to a report by The Boston Globe that a video of Brown sinking a half-court basketball shot during a visit to a Hyannis youth center was taken by Brown's Senate communications director Marcie Kinzel.
Kinzel told the Globe she shot the video on her personal iPhone and forwarded it to the campaign on personal time.
Brown's campaign posted it on YouTube and sent out emails to reporters highlighting it.
Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh said Brown violated the law by allowing his official staff to engage in campaign activity on taxpayer time.
Brown campaign spokesman Colin Reed called the complaint "laughable."