Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:04 PM
Tony_FLADEM (2,693 posts)
Massachusetts: Brown Won’t Run for Senate
Updated 1:40 p.m. | Former Sen. Scott P. Brown, the Massachusetts Republican unseated by Democrat Elizabeth Warren in 2012, announced Friday he will not run in the Senate special election to fill the seat held by Sen. John Kerry.
“Over these past few weeks I have given serious thought about the possibility of running again, as events have created another vacancy requiring another special election. I have received a lot of encouragement from friends and supporters to become a candidate, and my competitive instincts were leading in the same direction,” he said in a statement.
“Even so, I was not at all certain that a third Senate campaign in less than four years, and the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left, was really the best way for me to continue in public service at this time. And I know it’s not the only way for me to advance the ideals and causes that matter most to me,” he said.
“That is why I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in the upcoming special election,” Brown concluded.
Kerry’s resignation from the Senate will take effect Friday afternoon and he will soon be sworn in as secretary of State.
Two Democrats are vying for the Senate nomination in the special election: Reps. Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch. Markey, who has the backing of the Washington, D.C., Democratic establishment, begins the sprint to the April 30 primary as the front-runner.
I hope this makes Lindsey Graham and John McCain upset.
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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:30 PM
Thrill (16,962 posts)
5. Wow what a shocker
Makes you wonder two things? Has he been offered a cabinet position? Will he soon switch parties all together? And run for Governor?
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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:53 PM
Mass (26,510 posts)
8. Not a shocker for people in MA.
It was obvious he was hesitant to run for plenty of reasons, including the fact he would have to run 4 times in 4 years.
Most Boston media were at least cautious to say he did not seem he wanted to run. Of course, the DC media as usual tried to tell their story whether it was correct or not.
He wont change place, not that the Democratic Party in MA has nobody like him (way too many DINOs here), but he would not be credible.