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Republican Scott Brown lands a zinger in the final debate leading up to Massachusetts' Jan. 19 special Senate election, held last night at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Host David Gergen asks if Brown really wants to sit in the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's Senate seat and block health care reform, knowing it probably won't happen for quite a while if it doesn't happen now; Brown respectfully corrects him on whose seat it is.

"Are you willing, under those circumstances, to say I'm gonna be the person, I'm gonna sit in Teddy Kennedy's seat, and I'm gonna be the person that's gonna block it for another 15 years," Gergen asks.

Brown responds: "Well, with all due respect, it's not the Kennedys' seat, and it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat..."


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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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