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Drama precedes Senate face-off

WASHINGTON — Before the debate, there was the ­drama.

Would Senator Scott Brown make it from the Senate in Washington to the WBZ studios in Boston in time for his 7 p.m. showdown with Elizabeth ­Warren? For a time, it was not clear, and the Massachusetts political world was captivated by the possibility that partisan sniping over Senate procedure would interfere with the senator’s flight to Boston, dooming the first face-off in the country’s most contested Senate race.

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