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