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Sen. Brown Distances Self from Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats aren’t the only ones taking issue with the viral fundraiser video of Mitt Romney characterizing the 47 percent of voters who will vote for Obama as “dependent on government.” Some Republicans have also denounced his comments.

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, a Republican who supports Romney, issued a statement distancing himself from what Romney was seen saying.

"That’s not the way I view the world," Brown said in a statement on Tuesday. "I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs."

Polling in Massachusetts has consistently shown Obama with a strong lead over Romney, and strategists there agree that Brown needs to court crossover voters — people who favor Obama — in order to keep his seat in the fall.

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