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Scott Brown's Website Steals Childhood Anecdote From… Elizabeth Dole

Sen. Scott Brown may have some explaining to do. It seems a passage from his website detailing the values instilled in him as a young child was stolen essentially word-for-word from former Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

The Boston Globe wrote about the plagiarism here.

Original research & screenshots below:

Brown Website:“I was raised to believe that there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuses to justify indifference. From an early age, I was taught that success is measured not in material accumulations, but in service to others. I was encouraged to join causes larger than myself, to pursue positive change through a sense of mission, and to stand up for what I believe.” [“A Message from Scott”, Scott Brown Official Senate Website]

Dole Book: “I am Mary and John Hanford’s daughter, raised to believe that there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuses to justify indifference. From an early age, I was taught that success is measured, not in material accumulations, but in service to others. I was encouraged to join causes larger than myself, to pursue positive change through a sense of mission, and to stand up for what I believe.” [Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart, page 326]