Scott Brown Will Not Run for U.S. Senate

Who do you think should be the Republican candidate?

Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State.

Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25. There are currently no Republican candidates in the race.

Markey, who represents the 5th Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in December. Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District.

With Brown out of the running, what Republican would you like to see run for the seat? Leave your thoughts in the comment field below.

Ken B. February 03, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Dennis, If you are so well educated, why are you so stupid ?
Emcee of Seekonk February 03, 2013 at 04:52 PM
"...the bluest state in New England." There would be a toss up for bluest between Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. You know, the real up-and-coming states that'll make an impact on the future.
Dennis Naughton February 03, 2013 at 06:02 PM
@Emcee: The English grammar rule when comparing more than two things is to say "among."Between" applies to the comparison of two things.
Janet Sroczynski February 03, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Kerry Healey. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Healey
Dennis Naughton February 03, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Kerry Healey is known for having been the front person to push Republican Jane Swift out of the race for governor in favor of Mitt Romney. By engineering the elimination of Swift, Healey secured the slot of Lieutenant Governor for herself. As per JS's wikipedia suggestion: " Soon after beginning her term as Chairwoman, the Massachusetts GOP began courting Mitt Romney – then the President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics – to take over acting-Governor Jane Swift’s position as the Republican candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial election.[11] Healey discreetly flew to Salt Lake to meet with Romney and, soon after the Olympics, Romney expressed his intention to challenge Swift in a Republican primary.[12] After Swift exited the race, Romney endorsed Healey in her primary race for lieutenant governor against former U.S. Senate candidate and former party chairman James Rappaport, ultimately winning by a thirty point margin.[13] The Romney-Healey team was ultimately successful, and Healey was elected lieutenant governor on November 5, 2002.[14]" In other words, Healey sold out another Republican woman for her own personal benefit. We don't need any candidate with that kind of icy character flaw.
Ken B. February 04, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Right. We need a candidate who misrepresents herself as something she isn't, benefits from it at the expense of others, and then when called out on it, has people like you to defend her and call her accusers "racist"....did I leave anything out ?
Janet Sroczynski February 04, 2013 at 01:02 PM
The ol' windbag came out of his bunker I see, and once again does not have much to say.
Emcee of Seekonk February 04, 2013 at 01:09 PM
He was going at it full throttle, though. Something must have annoyed him, poor Mr. Nothing.
Emcee of Seekonk February 04, 2013 at 04:30 PM
"Tagg Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is reportedly considering a run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts." ... Fox News I hope he does run. Plenty of money behind him and name recognition.
Dennis Naughton February 04, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Wasn't Tagg the "brains" behind Mitt's failed campaign?
Emcee of Seekonk February 04, 2013 at 05:27 PM
I doubt it, but, of course, I didn't expect you to approve of him. But, before you get all hyper about it, this is the latest news: "'Two sources close to both Tagg and his father Mitt tell ABC News it’s not going to happen. ... “I think Tagg would be a great candidate,” a source close to both Romneys said. “He grew tremendously in the campaign, but with his company it’s unlikely he can afford to walk away from it right now, sadly.”' Maybe next time, Tagg.
Brandy G. February 04, 2013 at 05:32 PM
"It just seems treasonous that a party demands higher loyalty to itself and its ideology than to the country." I fully agree.
Brandy G. February 04, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Did I imagine Mitt Romney as our governor for four years? Or Brown himself as a Senator for three?
Ken Tenglin February 04, 2013 at 06:48 PM
@Dennis Were you the "brains" behind Al Gore. I bet your the only one missing Current TV.
Dennis Naughton February 04, 2013 at 10:06 PM
@Ken: Correct English usage is "I bet you're the only one...." "You're" is a contraction of "you are." Example: You're the driver. "Your" refers to possession. Example: Your house is larger than hers. Hope that helps.
Ken Tenglin February 05, 2013 at 12:31 PM
My mistake. I bet you're the life of the party. Like that? I bet your brains are south of your navel. Like that? Thanks for the correction.
Charles DiPompo February 05, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Scott Brown--Governor? Senator? Easy choice. He would have to work hard if he went back to the Senate to try to convince the people of Massachusetts he's an "independent." He's about as Republican as you can get. I wonder who picked up the tab at his lunch date with Karl Rowe during the Republican National Convention. As Governor, he would have all those jobs and contracts for his friends and contributors. How can he resist that? He got $1,000,000 for his book. Did he donate any of this money to help people in need? Politics has been very, very good to him. And as Governor, it can continue. Plus, as "Governor" that title feeds into his huge ego.
Amy February 05, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Charles thanks for the chuckle. Must we review the double standards again? Did Obama donate anything from his book to people in need? Or from his Nobel peace prize (that one still cracks me up). I wonder who picked up his lunch tab wtih Bill Ayers. Scott Brown is as liberal as you can get. That's why he was elected in Massachusetts but mostly to stop the Socialist takeover of healthcare.
Dennis Naughton February 05, 2013 at 08:11 PM
@Amy: Why don't you share with us your understanding of what "liberal" and "socialist" mean.
Amy February 05, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Sure Dennis, Liberal- a person that is uneducated in politics, economics and how the real world works. Socialist-The government is in charge of all food, the government in charge of banks, the government in charge of energy the government is in charge of health care.
Charles DiPompo February 05, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Amy, time for any chuckle I hope. Given your definition of "socialist," you would have to agree that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are "socialist" programs. Since I am sure you are not a "socialist," are you willing to sign a legally enforceable document refusing to accept Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid? Just think, if you did, you would be helping to lower the national debt, that is unless the Republicians use that savings to increase military spending.
Ken B. February 06, 2013 at 04:16 AM
Yep, Brown's a Republican all right. Wouldn't take the stage at the convention, wouldn't endorse his party's standard bearer, and ran away from saying he was one when questioned by a TV reporter. Don't bother with the fork, Brown's pop-up "done" indicator has already done its job.
Ken B. February 06, 2013 at 04:18 AM
What's going to be hilarious is to see you, Dennis, paul, et. al, start drooling when Brown changes to "D"
Dennis Naughton February 06, 2013 at 01:41 PM
so predictable--the self-admitted "world according to Amy." As is the case with so many people on the right, you never let the facts get in the way of your preconceptions.
Amy February 06, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Charles, all the programs you mentioned are going to go by the wayside if we don't do something about it. Can we all agree on that? Now, why don't you and your like minded friends all write a big fat check to the Gvm't. You seem to think they are better at running your life than you are. If you watch the news Obama now wants to put the spending back into the military that he fought to keep out last month. More drones?
Jerry Chase February 08, 2013 at 09:19 PM
I AGAIN OBJECT TO "PAUL's" USE OF THE PERJORATIVE TERM, "WASP". Frankly, Paul, I had expected better from you. Are you going to disappoint again??
Jerry Chase February 08, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Dan Winslow for the U. S. Senate!
Dennis Naughton February 09, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Who's that?
Ken B. March 02, 2013 at 01:22 PM
.......like I said above......
Diane Seavey April 13, 2013 at 03:03 PM
I can think of 47 reasons why Romney would lose.


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