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Brown Declines To Pull Ad Mentioning Ted Kennedy

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Sen. Scott Brown (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Scott Brown (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says he won’t be pressured by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s son to stop running a radio ad claiming the elder Kennedy’s position is similar to Brown’s in the fight over whether religious employers should provide birth control coverage.

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has asked the Republican senator to pull the ad claiming Sen. Kennedy also supported religious exemptions for employers and health insurers.

WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller Is At Large

Brown told reporters Monday he wouldn’t do that. He says he was “confused” by Patrick Kennedy’s letter because the Rhode Island Democrat appeared to share the same position as his father on the issue and co-sponsored a similar bill when he was in Congress.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker has reaction from Warren

Brown’s chief Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, called his decision to continuing running the radio ad “shameful.”

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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