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Brown endorses Cordray to head new consumer watchdog agency

Breaks ranks with GOP, which opposes bureau

By Bobby Caina Calvan
Globe Staff / November 15, 2011

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Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has endorsed the nomination of Richard Cordray, the former Ohio Attorney General, to lead the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - whose chief architect, Elizabeth Warren, could pose a formidable challenge in Brown’s reelection bid next year.

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