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Between Brown, Romney, support but little chemistry

As senator tacked to center, ex-governor wooed the right

They looked like running mates - all square jaws, broad shoulders, and firm handshakes - when they stepped off a bus to the strains of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic’’ playing on the steps of Needham Town Hall.

It was 2004, and it looked as if Scott Brown, a little-known state representative from Wrentham who was running for state Senate, and Mitt Romney, his political patron and the governor of Massachusetts, would be leading an effort to change the entrenched, Democratic culture of Beacon Hill.

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