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Romney Backs Fellow Republican Brown's Senate Run In New Hampshire

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July 02, 2014 AT 2:04 PM
Mitt Romney returned on Wednesday to the New Hampshire farm where he kicked off his 2012 presidential run to endorse Scott Brown, a fellow Republican from Massachusetts who is seeking support from the state's voters in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Romney praised Brown, who moved back to the state where he grew up after losing his U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts to Elizabeth Warren, as an independent voice who could serve as a counter to Democratic President Barack Obama. Republicans are trying to retake a majority in the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate and Brown's campaign against incumbent Jeanne Shaheen is part of that effort. Brown has focused his campaign on opposition to Obama's signature healthcare reform law, which polls show remains unpopular in New Hampshire. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, won the Republican primary in New Hampshire in 2012, but lost to Obama in the general election.