Scott Brown, fresh from his improbable election to the US Senate, knew where his first stop should be: breakfast with Boston’s powerful mayor, Thomas M. Menino.
They seemed an odd couple that morning in January 2010. One was a suburban Republican with fashion model looks, a rising star on the national stage. The other was a big-city Democrat with a style all his own. But facing cameras after eggs and turkey sausage, Menino described Brown as an “old friend.’’