Scott Brown Says He’ll Run For Office Again

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Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) isn’t done with politics just yet.

Brown, 62, says that he sees himself running for public office again — but not right now.

His wife, Gail Huff Brown, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in New Hampshire’s first congressional district. The seat is currently held by Chris Pappas, a Democrat.

“I’m not done — I do have a run in me, it’s not quite yet. I’m going to focus on Gail and getting her elected. One thing she said to me was, ‘Honey, I’ve been with you for 21 races, now it’s my turn,” Brown told Salem News.

“I said, ‘You know what? You’re right,’ and so here we are.”

If Brown were to run for public office once again, it would likely be in New Hampshire. He told Salem News that he’s not interested in coming back to the Commonwealth to make another run. 

“I spent my whole life there, I love Massachusetts. I have so many, many amazing memories there. I’m here, my daughter’s here, my granddaughter’s here, my sister, my niece and nephew,” Brown said. “I’ve heard that too, ‘Come on back, come on back,’ but nah. I’m going to basically let others fight over Massachusetts, Massachusetts politics. It’s been fun watching, I’ll tell you. It’s very, very unique.”

Brown is best known for being the first Republican since Ed Brooke to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. He won a January 2010 special election over then-Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley 52 percent to 47 percent. He was elected to serve the remainder of Ted Kennedy’s term, who died in 2009.

Brown ran for re-election in 2012, but lost 53.7 percent to 46.2 percent to Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Cambridge. 

Two years later, Brown ran for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, but lost to incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen 51.5 percent to 48.2 percent. 

Brown served as the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2020.

Before entering national politics, Brown was a member of the Massachusetts legislature from 1998 to 2010. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1998 to 2004 and a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 2004 to 2010.

He got his start in politics as an elected member of the board of assessors in Wrentham.


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