Audio: Brown talks with WATD as he prepares to seek re-election

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BOSTON (AP) – As he heads into a tough re-election year, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he promised to be an independent voice in the Senate and will continue to be guided by that promise.

Brown said in an interview with The Associated Press that he’s the most bipartisan member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and “one of the most bipartisan people in the entire Senate.”

He predicted his Democratic opponent would always vote “in lockstep” with the rest of that party’s delegation from Massachusetts.

Brown’s emphasis on bipartisanship is a political necessity as he faces a challenge from Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren.

Warren is seeking the Democratic nomination for Brown’s seat, and has raised millions of dollars in donations. Polls show a tight contest between the two.

By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

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Steven Dodrill is a member of the WATD news team as a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.