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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:04 PM

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.

http://atr.rollcall.com/massachusetts-scott-brown-wont-run-for-senate/


I hope this makes Lindsey Graham and John McCain upset.

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Tony_FLADEM Feb 2013 OP
WI_DEM Feb 2013 #1
Filibuster Harry Feb 2013 #2
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #3
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #4
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #6
Thrill Feb 2013 #5
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #7
Mass Feb 2013 #8
Cha Feb 2013 #11
Cha Feb 2013 #9
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Feb 2013 #10
Cha Feb 2013 #12

Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:12 PM

1. He might be preparing for Governor instead

Oh well, this is good news.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:15 PM

2. I think he is going to run for governor. Good luck Mass.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:18 PM

3. McConnell will have to recruit another water boy.

This is so sad.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:22 PM

4. You be nice to The Tortoise

He has just come out for the growing of hemp

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:50 PM

6. He should

work on growing a chin, first.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:30 PM

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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Response to Thrill (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:50 PM

7. Governor.

Bank on it.

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Response to Thrill (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:53 PM

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.

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Response to Mass (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:45 PM

11. I think Scott Brown didn't think he could win.. if he thought

otherwise then why wouldn't he go for it?

But, bqhatevw.

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Response to Thrill (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:41 PM

9. Doesn't make me wonder if he's been offered a cabinet postion..

he has nothing to offer. The guy whose favorite SC is "Scalia" .. switch parties? Right.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:43 PM

10. made my day!

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Response to NYtoBush-Drop Dead (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:47 PM

12. Not just yours! Been in touch with MAs and

how happy are they that they don't have to go through the Scott Clown Circus A-Gain?!

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