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Scott Brown: Against all odds
Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) on 60 Minutes
Scott Brown has defied the odds all his life. He’s the Republican who came out of nowhere last year and won the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held in Massachusetts for 47 years.
He’s an anti-tax, fiscal conservative whose election in blue-state Massachusetts energized and helped launched the Tea Party movement. As the 41st Republican senator, everyone thought he’d be the “no” vote that blocked nearly everything President Obama and the Democrats proposed. But he has turned out to be unpredictably independent and beholden to no one.
Now Senator Brown has written a memoir called Against All Odds about the hardships of his early years. As the child of seven broken marriages, his childhood was marked by neglect, violence and trauma.