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More 2012: Brown talks entitlements

FLORIDA: “Former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.), running to get his old job back in 2012, picked up the endorsement of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R),” Roll Call reports.

MASSACHUSETTS: “US Senator Scott Brown today warned seniors worried about Medicare and Social Security cuts that their benefits could be slashed because ‘we’re in a financial emergency right now,’” the Boston Globe reports. “‘We have some very, very real challenges,’ the Massachusetts Republican told about 100 Russian and Chinese seniors gathered in an auditorium at Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly in Brighton. ‘If anybody’s telling you that ‘Everything’s OK, and don’t worry about it, and you’re going to get all your benefits, and everything’s fine,’ then they’re not really telling you the truth.’”

NEW HAMPSHIRE: “Businessman Andrew Hosmer announced Monday he’s running for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st district,” Roll Call writes. “He faces former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and former financial executive Joanne Dowdell in the Democratic primary to take on freshman Rep. Frank Guinta (R).”

OHIO: “In case there was any doubt that Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is the frontrunner to become the GOP Senate nominee, Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he is backing Mandel in the race to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D),” Roll Call writes.