AP: Scott Brown ‘Leaning Strongly’ Toward Run In Special Election

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is said to be “leaning strongly toward running” in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry, Republican officials told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

According to the AP’s sources, Brown could throw his hat in the ring next week. The special election has been scheduled to take place on June 25. Defeated in 2012 after winning a special election in 2010 to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Brown will be a formidable candidate for Democrats. A poll released last week showed him trouncing Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), the frontrunner to secure the Democratic nomination in the special election.


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