U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has announced that he will officially launch his 2012 re-election campaign on Jan. 19 in Worcester.
The date is the two-year anniversary of the Republican's victory over Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election for the Massachusetts seat previously held by the late Edward M. Kennedy.
Brown said in his announcement Friday that the kickoff at Mechanics Hall will be used "lay out my vision for a brighter, better, stronger America and Massachusetts."
Brown said his priorities are to "fix Washington," improve the economy and put the nation on the "right track."
He says he expects an "uphill battle" against the winner of the Democratic primary.
Brown and Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and consumer advocate, have been the biggest fundraisers in the race.
This program aired on January 6, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.