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Brown releases pitch for women’s combat service, ends Kennedy ad

On a day when his leading Democratic opponent accused US Senator Scott Brown of taking a vote that put women’s health in jeopardy, the Republican released a new radio ad touting his support for allowing women to serve in combat. The ad is part of Brown’s regular series of ‘‘Scott Brown Radio Reports.’’

The previous ad in the series, which will now go off the air, drew controversy because Brown invoked Edward M. Kennedy in explaining his support for a measure that lets employers exempt health coverage for drugs or procedures if they have a moral objection to them. That measure, the so-called Blunt amendment, was narrowly defeated in the Senate yesterday, by a vote of 51 to 48, largely along party lines.

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