Skip to comments.Scott Brown opts out of Senate run (Any Republicans left in Massachusetts?)
Posted on 02/02/2013 1:49:44 PM PST by SeekAndFind
This is somewhat surprising given all the signals Brown had been sending over the last few weeks. But his reasoning appears sound.
From Boston Herald:
Scott Brown will not run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, the former senator told the Herald first today.
"U r the first to know I am not running," Brown texted the Herald.
Brown's decision follows yesterday's announcement by fellow Republican Charlie Baker that he won't run for the seat either. Baker did urge former Gov. William Weld, who just moved back to Massachusetts, to run if Brown doesn't.
Brown said in a statement this afternoon that being in the Senate was "the greatest privilege" of his life - after the marriage to his wife and the birth of his two daughters - but he's not ready for a third Senate campaign "in less than four years."
"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," Brown wrote.
"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 added.
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Is Jack E. Brown going to run?
Sorry, Jack E. Brown is a dry cleaner. I meant Jack E. Robinson, the black Teddy Kennedy wannabe.
Doesn’t fauxahontas have a sister, sibling or other family relative that the idiots in Mass will vote for?
Massachusetts Republicans are a bunch of neutered curs