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Brown’s high hopes ran into Senate reality

Freshman senator has carved independent course

One in a series of occasional articles looking at the careers and records of the Massachusetts candidates for US Senate.

WASHINGTON - Scott Brown’s frustration and dismay boiled over one September night, in a rambling speech on the Senate floor.

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