WORCESTER, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown officially kicked off his re-election campaign Thursday, casting his chief Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren as an ideologue and pledging to be an independent voice in a deeply partisan Congress.
Brown, speaking to a crowd of cheering supporters at Mechanics Hall in the Worcester, said he would continue to oppose the health care law signed by President Barack Obama and would fight against wasteful government spending.
The Massachusetts Republican timed his Thursday evening event to coincide with the anniversary of his special election win in 2010 that catapulted him into the office once held by the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Brown also criticized what he called “establishment candidates” who try to divide Americans for political gain.
“They’ll wage class warfare, pitting one group of Americans against another,” Brown said. “They will attack success, and our free enterprise system. They will use terms like ‘us’ and ‘them.’”
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This story first ran in the Associated Press on January 19, 2012.