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Former Romney aide close to run for Senate seat

State Representative Daniel B. Winslow, a former judge and a one-time aide to Governor Mitt Romney, became the first Republican to take official steps toward entering the US Senate race Tuesday, opening an exploratory committee that allows him to begin raising money and declaring that he is “99 percent” certain he will run.

Winslow, who was Romney’s chief legal counsel, called himself a socially moderate, fiscally respon­sible Republican who wants to help break Washington gridlock.

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