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Former mayor Ray Flynn adds voice to Senate race

The last time Raymond L. Flynn held elected office was 1993, his final year as mayor of ­Boston. But as US Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren fight out one of the country’s most hotly contested races, Flynn, improbably, has entered the conversation.

It started over the summer, when Flynn, a registered Democrat, appeared in a campaign ad in which he endorsed Brown, a Republican, and continued this month when former governor Michael S. ­Dukakis lashed out at Flynn at the Democratic National Convention.

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