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Updated: February 4, 2010 20:53 IST

Scott Brown certified as Kennedy’s successor

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Senator-elect Scott Brown. File photo: AP.
Senator-elect Scott Brown. File photo: AP.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has certified the results of Scott Brown’s upset Senate election win, clearing the way for the Republican to succeed the late Democrat Edward Kennedy.

Vice-President Joe Biden was slated to swear in Mr. Brown at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Mr. Brown will become the 41st Republican member of the Senate, the precise number of votes the Repbulicans needs to filibuster Obama administration initiatives.

Mr. Brown rode a wave of populist, anti-government sentiment to claim a seat Kennedy had held in Democratic-dominated Massachusetts for nearly a half-century.

His victory rocked Democrats, put a dagger in Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul just as it was nearing the legislative finish line.

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