Scott Brown Won’t Run For Massachusetts Governor

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.”

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