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Scott Brown’s political star rose fast, set quickly

He reawakened the state Republican Party, which had been out of power and losing ground. He energized national Republicans who were giddy at snatching the seat long held by Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion, right in the lion’s den, Massachusetts.

But Tuesday night, US Senator Scott Brown was pushed out, a casualty of what he likes to call the state’s Democratic machine. Brown, whose star rose fast and high and who was, for a time, the most popular politician in Massachusetts, was ousted, three years after he was swept into the Senate.

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