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US Sen. Brown to kick off campaign re-election bid

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is officially kicking off his re-election campaign with a rally in Massachusetts, casting himself as an independent voice in a deeply partisan Congress.

Brown is timing his Thursday evening event in Worcester 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.

In a portion of his prepared remarks released by his campaign earlier Thursday, Brown again targets President Barack Obama's health care law, which he had pledged to help block.

Brown also criticizes what he calls "establishment candidates" who wage class warfare by pitting one group of Americans against another and attacking the country's free enterprise system.

The remarks appear to be a not-so-veiled critique of his chief rival, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

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