The last time Raymond L. Flynn held elected office was 1993, his last year as mayor of Boston. But as US Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren fight one of the country’s most hotly contested races, Flynn, improbably, has entered the conversation. In a Senate race that has turned on issues of class and authenticity, Flynn, a figure inextricably linked with blue-collar South Boston, personifies an important, if arguably dwindling, bloc of voters that Brown needs to capture.
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