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Scott Brown cites pride in 'standing with President Obama' in ad

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown discusses the importance of employment for veterans.


Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is going further in linking himself to President Obama in a new radio ad supporting his re-election.

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell flags this new radio ad in Massachusetts in which Brown, in his own voice, talks up his bipartisan initiatives and the pride he felt in attending a signing ceremony at the White House in which Obama signed a vets' jobs bill that Brown had authored.

"Standing with President Obama on the day he signed it into law was another one of those great experiences," Brown says in the ad. "Whatever else may separate us, we are Americans first. To me, that means we need to work together now."

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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., addresses an audience during ceremonies held to honor fallen Woburn Police Officer John "Jack" Maguire, in Woburn, Mass.

First Read has written in the past about Brown's efforts to embrace Obama as he seeks a full Senate term in deep-blue Massachusetts. His attendance of the signing ceremony referenced in the ad, along with another signing to ban insider trading on Capitol Hill, was seen as part of an effort to further that linkage in the mind of voters.

Democrats, meanwhile, have sought to tie Brown to Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor whose political organization is heavily intertwined with Brown's.