US Senator Scott Brown announced in a letter to supporters this morning that he will formally kick off his reelection campaign in Worcester later this month.
The Jan. 19 event will be held at Mechanics Hall, on “the two-year anniversary of our historic 2010 victory.”
On that occasion, Brown upset Democratic candidate Martha Coakley to win the seat held for nearly a half-century by a liberal icon, the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
“Representing Massachusetts in the Senate has been the honor of my life,” Brown said in his letter. “But after only two short years, there is still much work to do to fix a broken Washington, get our economy moving again, and put our nation back on the right track.”
Brown does not mention Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who is his leading prospective challenger, in the announcement, but calls his reelection “another uphill battle.”
For months, Brown has said he was not formally in campaign mode, though he has been active fund-raising and holding public events.