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Scott Brown "testing the waters" for US Senate Run (MA)
The Boston Herald ^ | 09/07/09 | Jessica Van Sack

Posted on 09/07/2009 8:40:40 AM PDT by Andy'smom

Renegade state Sen. Scott P. Brown, a Republican from Wrentham, told the Herald this morning he is “testing the waters” for a run at the seat of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Although he won’t formally declare his candidacy yet, Brown said he plans to spend the next week raising a small amount of money, as federal election laws permit for those who are exploring a run for U.S. Senate.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; joekennedy; kennedyseat; ma2009; scottbrown; specialelection; tedkennedy
The 1st Republican to declare interest.
1 posted on 09/07/2009 8:40:40 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

“Renegade?” Does that mean he’s a conservative?


2 posted on 09/07/2009 8:42:27 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: Andy'smom

Is he a RHINO or a real Republican?


3 posted on 09/07/2009 8:42:53 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Andy'smom

Some Republican has got to run for this seat. Need someone to run against Reid and Pelosi as well.


4 posted on 09/07/2009 8:43:51 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Andy'smom

Teddy tested the waters! May he rot in hell!


5 posted on 09/07/2009 8:44:32 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Andy'smom
Non-starter. His daughter Layla, from ‘American Idol’ should run, but she's not old enough.

He's got Gov./Lt. Gov. in his future, which is why he's doing this to raise his name recognition.

6 posted on 09/07/2009 8:46:50 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: Andy'smom

I don’t know about Taxachusetts...but I can’t wait for next year’s elections...if the arrogance continues, the Democrats are going to be slaughtered.

The only thing that can save them at this point is to find a way to control election counts.

Keep your eyes and ears open.


7 posted on 09/07/2009 8:47:11 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

For Massachusetts, he’s conservative.


8 posted on 09/07/2009 8:49:17 AM PDT by Andy'smom (The liberation of Massachusetts has begun...)
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To: Andy'smom
I hope that daughter Ayla Brown can also help him out, if he does officially run for this seat. It will definitely be almost impossible for ANY Republican candidate to actually win this seat, no matter who the final Republican candidate is. The Massachusetts Republican Party is so weak and has been very weak for so long that it's too sad to even talk about in length.
9 posted on 09/07/2009 8:53:01 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I guess that’s the standard motivation you’d expect in a one-party state where the token opposition party doesn’t think they have a chance in the race. What would you recommend or like to see? I’m years out of MA, no longer in touch with their Republican prospects.


10 posted on 09/07/2009 8:53:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Andy'smom
I wish an independent or Republican would declare candidacy...it will make it that much tougher for the Mass. legislature to steal the election from the voters and give the governor the power to appoint if it makes them look like they cancelled an active race instead of preventing one from happening.
11 posted on 09/07/2009 8:57:00 AM PDT by LostInBayport (Shiny, pre-printed, mass-produced signs in the Obama font at town halls do not scream 'grass roots')
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To: Brilliant

Reid has a few Repubs lining up against him including Jerry Tarkanian (former UNLV basketball coach) son. I think Reid will be toast.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 8:59:22 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

True.


13 posted on 09/07/2009 9:05:21 AM PDT by Andy'smom (The liberation of Massachusetts has begun...)
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To: 9YearLurker

IMO, Curt Schilling (even running as an Ind., which he might have to do) is the only non-Rat that has ANY chance.

I have nothing against Scott Brown, but this is more of a ‘get my name out there’ move than an actual ‘hey I have a chance to compete or win’ campaign.


14 posted on 09/07/2009 9:07:07 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

From afar, that sounds right. But if Schill doesn’t actually throw his hat in the ring good and soon, the Pubbies need someone to step up and, well, he’s the best looking candidate they have anyway.


15 posted on 09/07/2009 9:09:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

there is a blizzard being planned for 1/19, final results will be:
Joe Kennedy 420,000
Scott Brown 419,000

We can then send thank you notes to the knucklehead Freepers who argued that this race is a waste of time.


16 posted on 09/07/2009 9:10:50 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: LostInBayport

nobody can cancel this election. The DEMS are talking about an interim Senator to serve until Jan 19th.


17 posted on 09/07/2009 9:12:28 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: Frantzie

I thought Tark was not yet decided. From what I hear the GOPers were not very strong candidates but Reid was losing to them all. When you have someone as weak as Reid to run against though you should be able to field a very attractive candidate and apparently the GOP has not yet done that.


18 posted on 09/07/2009 9:14:44 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: campaignPete R-CT

19 posted on 09/07/2009 9:19:26 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

http://www.scottbrown4senate.com/


20 posted on 09/07/2009 9:19:44 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Massachusetts would just cancel the election, if the weather really is too bad for the majority of voters to participate.
21 posted on 09/07/2009 10:36:51 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Andy'smom
It's really going to be nearly impossible for any non-Democrat to actually win this race. Also, no matter who the final Republican candidate really is for this race, if Curt Schilling also officially runs for this seat as an Independent candidate, then it will, also, greatly increase the chances for victory EVEN MORE by the final Democratic candidate for this seat.
22 posted on 09/07/2009 10:45:58 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Andy'smom

I’ve got to think because they called him “renegade” that means really conservative?


23 posted on 09/07/2009 10:51:06 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: JSDude1

Yes.


24 posted on 09/07/2009 11:16:18 AM PDT by Andy'smom (The liberation of Massachusetts has begun...)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Joe Kennedy just announced he isn’t interested in running.

I wonder if the widow will?


25 posted on 09/07/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT by Andy'smom (The liberation of Massachusetts has begun...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Gay State Conservative; ExTexasRedhead; ...

Scott Brown seems like a good man, but I don’t see him winning in MA. I do have one question about it- does this mean that Curt Schilling won’t run?


26 posted on 09/07/2009 12:16:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This would be the best time for Curt to run. If he can’t run as a Republican, run him as an Ind. (w/GOP $$$) I think him running as an Ind. works to his advantage.


27 posted on 09/07/2009 12:19:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“I think him running as an Ind. works to his advantage.”

It can work to Schilling’s advantage, but Republicans will have to clear their own field.


28 posted on 09/07/2009 12:27:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: GOPsterinMA

If a Republican can turn independent (or Democrat) once in office, surely an independent could turn Republican? I know he could always caucus with them.


29 posted on 09/07/2009 12:54:20 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Clintonfatigued; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; yongin

If Schilling does not run then Brown may be our best choice even if he isn’t likely to win.

1 “Republican” I think could win is ex-RINO Governor A. Paul Cellcui. I’m not getting the vibe that he is likley to run though.


30 posted on 09/07/2009 3:01:30 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican

RINO Ex-Governor I mean. ;)


31 posted on 09/07/2009 3:02:46 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
That's an interesting thought. Paul Cellucci. He's a RINO, but again, this is MA.

I still like Curt much, much better. Could live with Cellucci. I don't think he'd (Cellucci) win though.

The GOP/IND in MA needs to coalesce around 1 candidate and have a united front against the Rats.

32 posted on 09/07/2009 3:45:50 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: Frantzie; Brilliant

It’s not Coach Tarkanian that is running againt Harry Reid, it’s his son. Reid is currently behind in the polls against three potential GOP nominees, including Tarkanian.


33 posted on 09/08/2009 6:07:59 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

Wasn’t Cellucci the RINO Governor that wanted elementary-school students to be taught about “fisting” and other deviant sexual practices?

GOPsterinMA, what exactly is it about Scott Brown that makes you say that he may run for Lt. Gov. or Gov. some day but would have no interest in being a U.S. Senator?


34 posted on 09/08/2009 6:14:31 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

i have always said it was Tark’s son.


35 posted on 09/08/2009 8:25:23 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Frantzie

Sorry, you’re right, I misread your post.


36 posted on 09/08/2009 8:31:14 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Scott Brown seems like a good man, but I don’t see him winning in MA.”


Of course, MA is the state in which he has been elected numerous times to the state house and the state senate, in a state senate district that gave President Bush only around 41% in 2004 (4% more than his 37% statewide), so it isn’t that far-fetched that Brown could be elected statewide.


37 posted on 09/08/2009 8:50:05 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; campaignPete R-CT

“fisting”

Uh yeah

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/4/4/204631.shtml

It’s a shame Jesse Helms didn’t do him in like he did to Weld when Clinton tried to make him an ambassador (how awesome was that?). But obviously graphic sex ed isn’t to US-Canadian relations what drugs are to US-Mexican relations. And of course it was Republican Bush who appointed Argo.


38 posted on 09/08/2009 1:45:27 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican

Whatever Argeo did in his private time was his bidness, but that’s just sicko to teach kids. I mean, don’t they know what that does to your... uh...


39 posted on 09/08/2009 2:02:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Cellucci’s a RINO, for sure!

Scott Brown...
Who?
Very little name recognition.

I could see where a run for the US Senate get his name out there and that strengthens his name for a Gov./Lt. Gov run. Again, that's just my opinion.

40 posted on 09/08/2009 2:07:26 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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