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Joan Vennochi

Outsiders' advantage

By Joan Vennochi
Globe Columnist / December 17, 2006

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FROM A MASSACHUSETTS vantage point, watching Barack Obama challenge the Democratic political establishment is like peering into a mirror. Deval Patrick just staged a similar coup -- and won election as the Bay State's first black governor, making him only the second elected black governor in US history. A political mystery to most when he entered the race, he beat ... (Full article: 721 words)

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