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Last updated: 25 january, 2010 - 12:06 GMT

Profile of Republican Senator for Massachusetts Scott Brown

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The week that marked President Barack Obama's first year in office turned out to be one of the worst of his presidency so far.

On 19 January a Republican was elected to one of the safest Democratic seats in the United States, replacing the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who died last August.

But who exactly is the new Senator for Massachussets, Scott Brown? Claire Bolderson reports.

First broadcast 25 January 2010

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