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Landscape Shifts as Brown Eyes Another Senate Run

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STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Three years ago, Scott Brown was a little-known Republican state senator from Massachusetts who shocked Democrats by winning a U.S. Senate seat in a special election that became a national rallying cry for the nascent tea party movement.

Much has changed since then.

In the Senate, Brown compiled a voting record more moderate than his tea party allies would have liked. And voters denied Brown a full term last November.

Now Brown is considering whether to seize a chance to return to the Senate to take the place of Democratic Sen. John Kerry if he is confirmed as secretary of state.

Democrats will be more than ready for Brown this time.

As the state party chairman, John Walsh, puts it, Democrats “are not asleep at the switch anymore.”

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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