BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is touting the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, one day after Brown's Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren named the departing Lugar as an example of a Republican she could work with.
In a statement Tuesday, Lugar said Brown could be counted upon to "rise above partisanship and do the right thing." Lugar cited Brown's vote to confirm a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.
Asked during Monday's debate to identify a GOP senator she could work with, Warren named Lugar, before being reminded the Indiana Republican was leaving the Senate in January after losing his party's primary to tea party favorite Richard Mourdock.
Brown criticized Warren for not coming up any other Republican names.
A Warren spokeswoman said Brown's fundraising efforts for the national Republican Party could put Mourdock in the Senate.