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Bloomberg backs Brown in Mass. Senate race

Incumbent’s NRA split brings boost

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York, waded into one of the nation’s fiercest Senate races and threw his financial and rhetorical support behind Senator Scott Brown on Thursday, praising Brown’s defiance of the National Rifle Association on its top legislative priority.

The “biggest reason” the mayor decided to support Brown was the senator’s opposition to the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines, said Stu Loeser, a Bloomberg spokesman.

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