U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) made an appearance in Auburn on Thursday morning at the Board of Health's public flu clinic for seniors.
The Massachusetts Republican, who is in a tight re-election battle with Democratic challenger and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, stopped by the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center on Oct. 18, shaking hands with seniors in his second Auburn visit in four months.
"We're visiting senior facilities in particular because we really need to keep the promise with our seniors when it comes to Medicare," Brown said. "The national healthcare bill is proposing almost three-quarters of a trillion dollars in Medicare cuts. That's something that my opponent supports, and I don't.
"When anyone says that those benefits and services aren't going to be affected, it's misleading," Brown added. "And that's why I've been working very hard to make sure that we do not have that implemented because it dramatically would affect the care and coverage that our seniors get."
When Brown served in the Massachusetts Statehouse, he became close friends with state Rep. Paul Frost (R-Auburn), whom Brown called a "real leader in this town."
Frost was quite pleased to see Brown at the Senior Center on Thursday.