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With 10 Days to Go, Brown Picks Up Key Endorsements

Regional dailies Cape Cod Times and The Patriot Ledger throw their weight behind incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown over challenger Elizabeth Warren.

With 10 Days to Go, Brown Picks Up Key Endorsements

Challenger Elizabeth Warren may lead in the most recent polling, but incumbent Senator Scott Brown has racked up more key endorsements in the high-profile race.

The Quincy-based Patriot Ledger and Cape Cod Times both endorsed Brown on Saturday. Brown picked up the Boston Herald editorial board's support earlier in the week. 

Both The Patriot Ledger and Times cover areas that Brown easily carried in 2010, when he defeated Attorney General Martha Coakley for the senate seat, left vacant when Ted Kennedy passed away.

The editorial board at the Patriot Ledger wrote that both candidates would make fine senators, but thought Brown's early track record has been strong enough to merit a return to the upper chamber.

"As with many of our federal races, we have been pleased to find that qualified and sincere candidates from multiple parties have chosen to run for elective office. Voters may have difficult choices to make at the polls," read the editorial. "The race for U.S. Senate is one such example—but we believe Scott Brown deserves re-election based on his legislative record."

The Times, meawhile, lauded Brown's bipatisan approach in the Senate and his focus on the economy.

"We don't agree with Brown on everything, but we strongly support his assertion that the biggest issue facing Massachusetts and the country as a whole is the economy, and we believe his independent approach—supporting what makes the best sense, regardless of party—is critical to getting things done in an increasingly broken Washington, D.C., where partisan bickering and maneuvering has led to gridlock at a time when we simply cannot afford to stand still," read the editorial.

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