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  • Scott Philip Brown is an American political commentator and a former United States Senator from Massachusetts. Prior to his term in the Senate, Brown served as a member of the Massachusetts General Court, first in the State House of Representatives and then in the State Senate. Brown is a member of the Republican Party, and faced the Democratic candidate, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, in the 2010 special election to succeed U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy for the remainder of the term ending January 3, 2013. While initially trailing Coakley in polling by a large margin, Brown saw a sudden late surge in the polls and posted a surprise win to became the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts since Edward Brooke in 1972. Brown ran for a full Senate term in 2012, but lost to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. He subsequently joined the board of directors of Kadant paper company and joined Fox News as a commentator. Prior to entering the state legislature, he had experience as a town selectman and assessor.

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