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Republicans Romney, Sen. Brown play down connections as they face different election fights
BOSTON (AP) ' Massachusetts Republicans Mitt Romney and Scott Brown have a history of supporting each other throughout their political careers.
But with each facing a tough election, neither presidential candidate Romney nor U.S. Sen. Brown is playing up that history, perhaps with good reason.
Brown's trying to win re-election in one of the most Democratic states. He spends much of his time promoting his bipartisan credentials and describes himself as a "Scott Brown Republican."
He may be one of the few Republicans who boasts of working with President Barack Obama to pass bills.
Romney has moved increasingly to the right, shedding some of the more moderate positions he held as Massachusetts governor as he worked to rally GOP activists during the primaries.