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Menino plays hard to get in Senate race

Brown, Warren courting mayor’s coveted support

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.’’

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