In perhaps one of the most outrageous claims I’ve seen from one major candidate to another, the Coakley campaign has been handing out fliers accusing Scott Brown of supporting legislation that would deny rape victims emergency room help. You can see the whole flier here, you really do have to see it to believe it. I’m not against throwing a little dirt here and there in a hotly contested election, I almost expect it. However, this really crosses the line from hyperbole to malicious attack and now the Coakley campaign is facing potential legal action. The Brown campaign released the following statement in response:

The flier reportedly says “1,736 women were raped in Massachusetts in 2008. Scott Brown wants hospitals to turn them all away,” according to Greg Sargent’s blog.

Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability at 4 p.m. today to announce the criminal complaint resulting from a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, according to a press release sent out by the campaign…

“The campaign’s rhetoric has gone from negative to malicious,” Massachusetts Republican party spokeswoman Tarah Donoghue told The Daily Caller from Brown’s weekend bus tour Saturday. “It’s outright offensive and it’s a distortion of Scott Brown’s record.”

There is something ironic and funny about the state’s attorney general being in legal jeopardy because she made up some ridiculous claim (she also violated UPS’s trademark and is in legal trouble for that too).

The bill that Brown voted for was a religious conscience exemption for ER workers who would not have to provide morning after pills to those who came in the the ER, but would allow them to refer them to a hospital or medical provider who would at no extra charge to the victim. Somehow in the average lefty mind this translates into Scott Brown supporting rape and denying medical coverage to rape victims; those gosh darn Republicans are just so mean!

There is only one way anyone can interpret a move like this, its complete desperation time for the Coakley campaign. It seem pretty obvious that Coakley is pulling out all of the stops at this point to save the “Ted Kennedy” seat. Oh, and here is the latest poll out today that shows Brown with a 3 point lead from American Research Group. Hold on to your seats folks, this race is becoming one of the most interesting ones in my memory. Never in my life have I seen a candidate totally implode with gaffe after gaffe after gaffe like Coakley has. One wonders how she ever got the Dem nomination in the first place?