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Brown praises Ryan, but keeps distance

SPRINGFIELD — While Republicans across the country hailed the selec­tion of Paul Ryan as Mitt ­Romney’s running mate, US Senator Scott Brown struck a much more cautious note Monday, as Democrats tried to tie him to the congressman’s controversial proposals to overhaul Medicare and cut social programs.

Brown praised Ryan as a thoughtful and serious leader on budgetary ­issues, but the Massachusetts Republican was quick to point out that he voted twice to block consideration of ­Ryan’s budget in the Senate.

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