Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) announced Wednesday that he will not be running for governor of the state.
"I've decided, with my wife's blessing, that I will not be running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014," Brown first announced on WBZ Radio's "Nightside With Dan Rea."
Brown won a special Senate election in 2010 to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), then lost to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in 2012. The former senator traveled to the Iowa State Fair on Sunday to gauge interest in his "brand of leadership and Republicanism," suggesting that although he won't be launching a gubernatorial bid, he may be open to running for offices.
"For the first time in 15 plus years, I have had a Summer to spend with my family," Brown wrote on his Facebook page. "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."