For Scott Brown, another tilt against a female candidate

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Only the state is different.

The truck’s the same, now with 300,000 miles on it. The message is the same, a breath of bipartisanship. It’s another nationally watched campaign, potentially with control of the Senate again hanging in the balance. And once again Scott Brown, this time in New Hampshire, finds himself taking aim at a female candidate.

For the third time in five years, Brown will wage a Senate bid against a woman, if he survives a Republican primary this September. Waiting for him if he wins is Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, the first-term senator and the state’s former governor.

Political analysts struggled to name another male candidate who has run every major campaign of his career against women. The last time Brown’s name appeared on a general-election ballot opposite another viable male candidate was in his 2004 state Senate reelection bid.

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