BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren has chosen a charity seeking treatments for autism to receive a donation from Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown under an agreement the two signed to discourage outside political ads.
Brown responded by promising to write a $1,000 check to the Autism Consortium.
Under Jan. 23 pledge, each agreed to contribute 50 percent of the cost of a third-party ad to a charity named by the other candidate.
Brown promised to make a donation after learning that the Coalition of Americans for Political Equality posted online ads supporting him.
Under the terms of the deal, Brown was only on the hook for nearly $337.
The Republican said he decided to write a $1,000 check instead, describing himself as a longtime champion of autism research.
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