Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) opened up about his political future on Monday, telling Fox 25 in Boston that he is considering a gubernatorial bid in Massachusetts next year.
Being coy, Brown said in the interview, just isn’t his style.
“I’m going to keep all options open,” Brown said, according to the Boston Globe. “I’m not going to be one of those ‘ooh I’m really not thinking about it.’ Of course I’m thinking about it. I’m thinking about a lot of different thing things (sic). But right now the best thing I can do for myself and for my piece of mind and I think for the people of Massachusetts is just to hang tight and recharge and be active.”
Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is eligible for a third term, but he has said that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Brown announced earlier this month that he will not run in the state’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Secretary of State John Kerry. On Monday, Brown, who joined Fox News as a contributor last week, said replacing Kerry would have made for an exhausting road ahead. The eventual winner of the special election, scheduled for June 25, will be up for re-election the very next year.
“To win the special [election]…and then running a year later or 13 months later, it’s like, really?” Brown said. The former senator, who lost to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in 2012, also addressed the bizarre messages that surfaced on his Twitter account late last month. Brown chalked up the messages, some of which were littered with typos, to “pocket tweeting.”
“Ayla was teaching me how to get on Facebook and Twitter,” Brown said of his oldest daughter. “There are some areas that I didn’t really didn’t understand. It was after her concert, we were here right in the living room. I responded to a couple of people. Then I put it in my pocket. The next thing, I wake up and it trended worldwide.”
He denied that he was intoxicated when he wrote the tweets, as some have speculated.
“First of all, I rarely drink. The last time I was ever drunk was at my bachelor party and that was what? — 28 years ago, 27 years ago,” Brown said. “So I guess no one has ever pocket dialed or pocket tweeted before.”