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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:42 AM

Scott Brown: 'I'm not dead'

By MANU RAJU | 2/6/13 6:13 PM EST

Former Sen. Scott Brown wouldn't say Wednesday whether he's considering a run for Massachusetts governor in 2014, but he suggested in an interview that his political days aren't quite over. "I'm not dead," he told POLITICO when asked whether he'd help the Republicans win the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.

Brown announced last week that he wouldn't run for that Senate seat, something he said he reached because of the grueling nature of successive campaigns. But he predicted he would have won this year's special election had he run, despite losing to Elizabeth Warren last year.

"People forget I did a state Senate run, then the special, then the general, then it was a special, and then I would have won that, then a general again," Brown said in an interview in the Capitol Wednesday. "Itís too much."

Asked if he would jump into next year's governor's race, Brown demurred.

"Iím not going to comment on any future races at all. Iím just focused on doing some things that Iím very excited about," said Brown, a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard who was wearing a military uniform. "Thatís it."

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2013/02/scott-brown-im-not-dead-156319.html?hp=r1

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DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
donco Feb 2013 #1
Ian David Feb 2013 #2
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #4
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #8
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #10
NHDEMFORLIFE Feb 2013 #5
bemildred Feb 2013 #7
Sunlei Feb 2013 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:57 AM

1. He's running for gov

When he looses that then he will be dead.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:02 AM

2. Shut-up and get in the cart. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:08 PM

3. "...who was wearing a military uniform."

He's running for gov. Otherwise, he wouldn't be giving interviews in his real 'murican outfit (previous versions included his Carhardt (?) jacket and good ol' pickyup truck).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:34 PM

4. Isn't running for governor after you've been a Senator a step down?

Usually you're governor first, then you run for the Senate.

Centerfold Scotty is already a loser! He needs to just give it up.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:10 PM

6. Not Always...

Governors stand a better chance of being elected President. Except for President Obama, every other President (except Poppy bush) since Carter were governors. It's been considered the most job like being President for its executive experience.

That said, I doubt Snotty will ever be able to withstand a rushpublican presidential clown car demolition derby...and I think he's smart enough not to even think of jumping into that fire. However, I do see him running for Beacon Hill in two years....and hopefully gets squashed like a bug on the windshield of his phony truck...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:07 PM

8. You're right. I'm not disputing governors-->president. I'm saying that typically (not always)

one runs to be a governor before a U.S. senator, not the other way around. More often than not, U.S. senators don't run for governor unless there's a compelling reason, like Ted Strickland running against John Kasich.

It's usually Governor---> U.S. Senate

or

Governor----> President

not

U.S. Senator----> Governor

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:26 PM

9. Sam Brownback...

...went from the Senate to Governor, but I understand what you're saying. Generally Senator is a more prestigious position in the federal scheme of things and among the media. My former Senator Adlai Stevenson III (not his dad who ran against Eisenhower) tried to run for governor after he left the Senate and I wouldn't be surprised to see Russ Feingold do the same in Wisconsin in 2014. A lot has to do with the aspirations of the individual...some find it very cozy in the Senate...others get bored and look for a new challenge.

Cheers...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:38 PM

10. Yep. There are some notable examples of that happening, but more often than not, it doesn't.

Scotty is still a loser. I believe that he didn't think he could win back that seat, despite what the polls say.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:56 PM

5. Scottie was never really alive

His election to the US Senate was a fluke, a puff of wind on history's windshield.
His expiration date has come and gone.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:12 PM

7. You are also not Senator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:52 PM

11. Browns' political career is dead. Get a real job Scott, quit soaking the taxpayers of America.

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