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Shaheen defeats Scott Brown, keeps US Senate seat

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (jeen shuh-HEEN') has defeated Republican challenger Scott Brown to win a second term and block his return to Washington from a second state.

The 67-year-old Shaheen is a former New Hampshire state senator and governor. It was her eighth win in the state, which she has called home for four decades.

Brown won a special election in Massachusetts in 2010 to replace the late Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. Brown lost that seat in 2012 and moved to New Hampshire last year.

Throughout the campaign, Shaheen emphasized her longtime service to constituents and cast Brown as an outsider who doesn't understand New Hampshire. Brown blasted Shaheen as a blind follower of President Barack Obama.

Their race was one of several close contests to determine whether Republicans win a Senate majority.

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