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Dueling endorsements in Senate race

Weld supports Brown, Kennedy goes to Warren

Former governor William F. Weld praised Senator Scott Brown Former governor William F. Weld Friday as the rare political figure willing to work across the aisle, shortly before Caroline Kennedy said that Elizabeth Warren would fight for the issues championed by her late uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

The dueling endorsements were unsurprising — Weld is a Republican, Kennedy a Democrat — but were symbolically important. Although Weld and Caroline Kennedy both live in New York, they can have an ­influence in Massachusetts, Weld through his political legacy and Kennedy through her family name.

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