Senate hopeful Brown: Health law costs liberty


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is taking aim at President Barack Obama's health care overhaul to launch his new Senate bid in New Hampshire.

Brown is hoping to win a second U.S. Senate term from a second state. He's scheduled to formally announce his New Hampshire campaign Thursday night.

In remarks prepared for delivery in Portsmouth, he's using a variation of New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto to criticize the overhaul.

He says the health care law is costing Americans not just their money and health plans, but their liberty. And he says it forces people to make a choice — "live free or log on."

Brown faces several other Republican primary opponents for the chance to take on Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November.

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