- - Sunday, February 20, 2011

SENATE

Brown unwilling to push sex charges

Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, has told a prosecutor he doesn’t want to seek criminal charges against a camp counselor who he says sexually assaulted him 40 years ago on Cape Cod.

Cape and Island’s District Attorney Michael O’Keefe told the Boston Globe that Mr. Brown didn’t identify his attacker and that the Republican senator didn’t want to pursue the case — a wish the prosecutor said he will respect by not launching an investigation.

Mr. Brown wrote in a book to be released Monday that he was molested by a summer camp counselor when he was 10. In a statement released late Friday, Mr. Brown says he’s not writing about what happened to him “to settle any scores” but to let people know they can overcome hardships.

RNC

Priebus raises big bucks early

The new chairman of the Republican National Committee raised $3.5 million in his first two weeks on the job as the organization faces massive debt.

Reince Priebus said Sunday he has been working with donors since his Jan. 14 election to repair relationships that fell apart under his predecessor, Michael S. Steele.

The RNC is telling the Federal Election Commission that it has $21.4 million in debt at the end of January. Mr. Priebus says the RNC is still getting bills from Mr. Steele’s tenure and the real number is probably higher.

In all, the RNC brought in $5.7 million in January and has $2.1 million in the bank.

The Democratic National Committee says it raised $7.2 million in January, has $16.8 million in debt and has $9.1 million in the bank.

MONTANA

State fails in bid to curb euthanasia

HELENA | Montana legislators had been asked to choose between two proposed bills in creating a physician-assisted suicide law: Ban the practice altogether or create regulations for doctors and terminally ill patients to follow.

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