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Brown says if he wins, he wants to take office quickly


















(Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Martha Coakley)

WRENTHAM, Mass. - Republican Scott Brown says if he wins the Massachusetts Senate special election, he hopes to be sworn in swiftly.
     
The state senator drove himself to the polls today in the green pickup truck that came to symbolize his workmanlike campaign.
     
Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, has said it could take weeks to certify the results, but more recently he says he will send the Senate secretary a letter outlining the Tuesday trends to speed a swearing-in.
     
A victory would give the GOP the 41st vote it needs to stop President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
     
As she voted today, Democrat Martha Coakley said she wasn't paying attention to media or polls suggesting she might lose to Brown, who's ridden a wave of support across the solidly Democratic state.

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