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Mass. Senate candidates appeal to small businesses


BOSTON (AP) - Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown are appealing to shop owners as they try to cast themselves as friendly to small businesses.

In a stop in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood Monday Warren launched what she called the "Small Businesses for Elizabeth" group.

Warren echoed a familiar campaign theme, saying Washington is "rigged to work for the big guys" and pledged to side with small businesses in Massachusetts.

Brown also made a pitch to small business owners at a morning event in the city's Mattapan neighborhood, delivering doughnuts and coffee to employees at Auto Service and Tire.

During the stop Brown again charged Warren represents a "you didn't build it on your own" mentality, while Warren's campaign said Brown continues to side with big corporations.