bqhatevwr. Sen. Scott Brown will not seek a return to DC in the Special election. It is unclear as of yet whether he will still explore a gubernatorial run or if he is finished with politics entirely.
Now it looks like it's time for ex-Gov. Bill Weld, who has just moved back into the state and gone on a full out-media blitz, to jump in. Other speculated options if Weld declines are State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), ex-State Sen. Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield), former LG Kerry Kealey of Beverly, TV Psychologist Kieth Ablow of Newbury, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.
"Over these past few weeks I have given serious thought about the possibility of running again, as events have created another vacancy requiring another special election. I have received a lot of encouragement from friends and supporters to become a candidate, and my competitive instincts were leading in the same direction.
"Even so, I was not at all certain that a third Senate campaign in less than four years, and the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left, was really the best way for me to continue in public service at this time. And I know it's not the only way for me to advance the ideals and causes that matter most to me.
"That is why I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in the upcoming special election."
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