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A Romney victory could boost Brown’s clout in Senate

When Edward M. Kennedy first ran for the Senate in 1962, his campaign slogan boasted of his White House connections: “He Can Do More for Massachusetts.” The media wholeheartedly endorsed him for that reason.

In today’s race for the seat Kennedy occupied for decades, there is a parallel. Senator Scott Brown is the only Republican in the state’s delegation. If Mitt Romney is elected president, Brown could be the only delegation member with a White House blessing to open the doors of the federal bureaucracy, not only to access decision-makers but to exert real influence.

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