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Senator Scott Brown

It is now official:
The Senate’s 41st Republican was sworn into office Friday a few minutes after 5 p.m.

Standing on the Senate floor, Scott Brown, the upstart Massachusetts Republican who won the right to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, took the oath of office while holding two Bibles owned by his daughters. They couldn’t make it to the ceremony but “were both with me in spirit,” he said.

“Congratulations,” said Vice President Joe Biden, who administered the oath and heartily shook the new senator’s hand. A short while later, Brown hurried to the third floor of the Capitol to convene his first official press conference, where he thanked the people of Massachusetts for sending him to Washington. “I can’t promise I’ll be right in every vote I make. I’m sure I’ll make mistakes from time to time. But I will try to give them my level best every day,” he said.
Now, we'll see how happy the GOP establishment will be with a Republican senator from Massachusetts...