Some Word Counts from Political Mailings

I live in Massachusetts, specifically a fairly Democratic-dominated section. Which means that I'm being bombarded by Scott Brown campaign mail. (Well, to a degree.) However, since the section I live in is fairly Democratic-dominated, the word choices they use are somewhat... interesting:

From Americans for Tax Reform

Democrat 0
Republican 0
Independent 0
Elizabeth Warren 8
Scott Brown 0
Professor 7

From the Massachusetts Republican Party, "Democrats agree..."

Democrat 7
Republican 0
Independent 7
Elizabeth Warren 0
Scott Brown 11

From the Massachusetts Republican Party, "Where do they stand on Medicare?"

Democrat 0
Republican 0
Independent 0
Elizabeth Warren 7
Scott Brown 5
Medicare 11

Massachusetts Republican Party, "Scott Brown: Our Independent Voice"

Democrat 0
Republican 0
Independent 5
Elizabeth Warren 0
Scott Brown 9
Partisan 4

Massachusetts Republican Party, "Scott Brown Will Keep Taxes Low"

Democrat 1
Republican 0
Independent 1
Elizabeth Warren 3
Scott Brown 8
Jobs 6

Massachusetts Republican Party (Totals)

Democrat 8
Republican 0
Independent 13
Elizabeth Warren 10
Scott Brown 33

Notes

The titles are basically things I made up based on the top item of the flyer. I have no idea what the campaigns are actually called, nor do I care to look them up.

I'm not counting mailing information, so for example in the items sent by the Massachusetts Republican Party, I'm not counting their name in the "postage paid" slot or any other "fine print." I am counting things like "to learn more about Scott Brown, visit www.scottbrown.com" as one mention of his name - I'm not counting the URL.

In both cases, their name refers to any time their name is mentioned, first, last, or both. So "Scott Brown" covers, for example, "Scott Brown," "Scott," and "Senator Brown."

Democrat is only for mentions of the Democratic Party in any form, so it includes both "Democrats" and "Democratic leaders," for example.

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