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Politics

Scott Brown declines larger party role

TAMPA ­— Senator Scott Brown, making a cameo appearance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, said he was asked to play a bigger role at the gathering but limited his attendance to a single day because of scheduling demands — and not out of concern the convention’s conservative tone would hurt his own intense reelection fight.

“Obviously, me being here is important in that, you know, it shows that someone who’s a prochoice moderate Republican is here as part of the big tent that we have, and should have, and will continue to have with my involvement here,” he told reporters. “And while I don’t agree with everything in the platform and/or with Governor Romney, I have a lot of respect for him, and vice versa.”

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