Campaign Spending en Brown: Cash Can't Fool Middle-Class Voters <p>U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he'll promote more campaign finance disclosure after prevailing in Tuesday's election against close to $40 million in undisclosed outside spending.</p><p>The Democrat said he received dozens of congratulatory calls from colleagues after keeping his seat despite the heaviest onslaught of third-party cash in the nation. Brown beat Republican Josh Mandel in the closely watched race.</p><p>Brown said his victory proved well-funded industries seeking favor in Washington can't intimidate a Congress member who has a strong middle-class message.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Associated Press 24826 at