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Scott Brown Will Not Run for U.S. Senate

Who do you think should be the Republican candidate?

Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State.

Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25.

There are currently no Republican candidates in the race.

Markey, who represents the 5th Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in December. Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District.

No North Shore communities are in either district.

With Brown out, which Republican would you like to see run? Leave your thoughts in the comment field below.

Parson Weems February 02, 2013 at 04:20 PM
The founding fathers didn't want parties at all. And lets not forget they wrote slavery into the document so an appeal to their wisdom, while helpful at times, isn't always the final word.
Anne Sweeney February 02, 2013 at 05:08 PM
The Republican party could make a smart move, draw national attention. With only 13% representation in the Commonwealth. Republicans should not put up a candidate at all and declare Massachusetts as a One Party State. This would draw National Attention and address the lack of a two or multi-party system in this country. In reality, there is only a one party representation in Massachusetts. Sometimes it's better to follow the wisdom of, "The Gambler". To waste time and resources challenging a flawed system, to be a part of this system is worse than challenging the same.
Sean Ward February 02, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Ironic that the state that brought you the Boston Tea Party and the very concept of rising up against taxation without representation now offers no representation for republicans.
kerstin locherie February 03, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Unfortunately it's the people, byproducts of dysfunctional families, dysfunctional government and dysfunctional politics. What can anyone expect but a flawed government. Hypocrisy seems to be the one constant, taking over political dogma. No one can criticize Duval Patrick for explicitly spelling out his desire for an African American to fill John Kerry's seat. What a racist comment. The Tea Party was in Boston but was never and is never an organized party now. I don't know why people keep addressing the Tea Party which is non-existent and is not and organized party or movement. It's a dead idea which started a few years ago to rebel against Big Government and it failed. So as President Obama says so poignantly, it's time to move on, move forward.
Anne Sweeney February 04, 2013 at 06:05 AM
We've had one party rule for a long time Mike, The Republicans and Democrats are no longer that far from each other philosophically. The Tea Party is dead and was never an organization. The democrats couldn't even get that right. The Tea Party was a small conservative movement that died out in the last Presidential campaign. All we have left are Rino's and Democrats. For the most part, this state and most of the blue states are one party states. It will remain like this until we have a real crash, not like the one in 2008. But a real crash of our system, unfortunately. Housing took a hit on the last hit, but to have a real crash, it has to effect everything. Shut down Malls and all Commercial properties. This never happened around here at all, a little in Florida, Detroit was the city which took the biggest hit.

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