Scott Brown has decided not to run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014. The Wrentham republican announced on his Facebook page that he has decided not to pursue the office. "As I said, I am grateful for your encouragement and support," wrote Brown. "For the first time in 15 plus years, I have had a summer to spend with my family. In addition, I have been fortunate to have private sector opportunities that I find fulfilling and exhilarating. These new opportunities have allowed me to grow personally and professionally. I want to continue with that process." Brown had been rumored as a candidate for the republican nomination for governor and was expected to meet with Charlie Baker, who is also expected to run for the office. Over the weekend, Brown was in the midwest and is said to be exploring a possible presidential run in 2016. He had said he would make a decision on the governor's race before Labor Day. "Running for office takes a lot of thought, analysis, money, and sometimes personal sacrifice," he wrote. "I have been honored to serve the people of the Commonwealth and this great country in many capacities for almost 20 years. "My family and I have been deeply moved and honored by your support, encouragement and well wishes." Brown lost to Senator Elizabeth Warren in his run for reelection in November of 2012.