Mass. Senate candidate Brown drives self to polls

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WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — 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 Tuesday in the green pickup truck that came to symbolize his workmanlike campaign. The odometer read over 201,000 miles.

While Secretary of State William Galvin — a Democrat — says it could take weeks to certify the results, Brown wants the winner sworn in quickly. A victory would give the GOP the 41st vote it needs to stop President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Brown, Democrat Martha Coakley and independent candidate Joseph L. Kennedy were on the ballot. All are vying to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. He died in August of brain cancer.