Skip to comments.Dems fear Scott may run for gov (Brown/MA)
Posted on 01/02/2013 11:14:58 AM PST by raccoonradio
While Democrats frantically try to block Scott Brown from going back to the U.S. Senate, there are also increasing fears he could pose an even bigger threat as the next Massachusetts governor.
Republicans close to the departing U.S. senator said hes itching to go back to Washington to replace John Kerry, but Democrats are buzzing more about a potential Brown gubernatorial campaign in 2014. It may be tempting for Brown to run in a special election against a vulnerable Rep. Edward J. Markey, but he should reject the easy play and go for the job that really matters running the state of Massachusetts.
In the last week, there has been more speculation (about a Brown gubernatorial campaign), one top Democratic strategist said. Hed have a much better shot at (governor).
Brown could beat Markey, but its interesting that he has had little to say about the Malden Democrat since Markey announced his intentions to run for Senate. That could mean Brown is still undecided, according to some Democrats.
Brown knows Democrats will throw millions of dollars against him and use the same strategy they used last year for U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, trying to tie him to national Republicans. Its a winnable race for Brown but by no means an easy one, and a second Senate loss in six months would essentially end his once-promising political career.
It would be much more devastating to Democrats if a Republican such as Brown were to take over the Corner Office, and thats what has party leaders most concerned.
And Browns prospects of getting elected governor look to be much brighter than in another Senate race later this year. By 2014, Democrats also will be seriously weakened by a series of scandals and screwups under Gov. Deval Patrick, with several Democratic top lawmakers tainted or even on trial in the Probation Department patronage affair.
Brown would be a perfect choice to clean up Beacon Hill and get Democrats and Republicans to actually work together much the way former Gov. William Weld and even former Gov. Mitt Romney did.
Brown confidants say they still expect him to announce his Senate campaign once Kerry is confirmed.
If he chooses to run again for U.S. Senate, and I think he will, he will be a formidable candidate, said state Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), a close Brown friend.
But if you were Scott Brown, who would you rather run against, Ed Markey and the entire Democratic Party, or state Treasurer Steve Grossman or Attorney General Martha Coakley?
Thats the question Brown has to answer in the next few weeks.
Conservatives share almost the exact same concern over Brown.
It’s Massataxus. You take what you can get...
Give me a break.
Scott is a Republicrat with all the untrustability, sleaze, and ability to lie that comes with being a liberal.
Any stated worry about the RINOman is a typical dim-bulb-crat lie.
The Republican party is officially dead.
Hey, you can have him!
The Dems hated Brown because he was a far right Rethuglican.
Remember the ads they ran in 2010?
“Who is Scott Brown, really? A Republican. Who will vote in lockstep with the Republican party. At times like these,
we can’t afford to have a Republican...like Scott Brown.”
Yeah, I hated that guy. Always voted GOP. So I’m glad
we elected that woman, Liz Warren. A much better choice.
Dems are not afraid of anything right now. I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
Why? Isn’t Scott Brown a Democrat for all intents and purposes?
to paraphrase an old Dead Kennedys song (the Brown they
referred to was Jerry)
I am governor Scotty Brown
My aura smiles and never frowns
Soon I will be President...
Massachusetts Uber Alles, Massachusetts Uber Alles...
In MA he’s a non moonbat. He is too far to the Right of
the typical MA Democrat
some past positions
>Leader in reforming the state’s sex offender laws.
>Implement the death penalty in Massachusetts
>Leader on addressing waste, fraud, and abuse
>Massachusetts system good; ObamaCare no good
>DREAM Act provides “back door amnesty”
>AdWatch: I agree with JFK that cutting taxes creates jobs.
>Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
>Tighten our borders; no blanket amnesty.
Quite a few left leaning positions, but see above...
I can’t picture a MA Dem. saying any of that
He lost to a fake Indian who talks like an Okie.
So why should we believe he is a shoo-in for either of
Obama isn’t on the ballot in ‘14. Lot of Obama voters
clicked for Warren too.
all: HC list ping
I am tired of having to alert people that MASS GOV don’t matter. SEN does matter.
seriously and this affects FReepers how?
we have no dog in that fight
we have no dog in that fight. Seriously, conservatives should waste a penny or minute on RINO’s like that
Look what Romney did to us.
I think conservatives and FReepers shouldn’t waste a second of time or a penny of their money electing backstabber Republicrats into office
Why would anyone believe that Scott would have more success in running for Governor than he did in his race for reelection against Warren? What am I missing?
This is from a liberal local reporter... of course ‘rats want Scott nowhere near the Senate where he does them more damage. Whatever our thoughts are on SB, he is a big kink in ‘Rats ability to keep Hairy Reed (sicK!) from maintaining his Sinate majority. The article is nothing more than an attempt at reverse psychology.
The lower the turnout, the better Scott's chances. Special election -> Shoo-in. Presidential -> disaster.
yep. It sure mae a HUGE difference in that “fiscal cliff” vote didn’t it?
Well if you don’t like the Republican party New England is heaven for you.
Number of Republican senators: 0 (soon)
Number of Republican Congressmen: 0
Number of Republican governors as far as I know: 0
Have to agree with you there.
As Gov he would be just one more in a line of squishy RINO Mass Governors (Weld, Romney, etc.). But in the Senate his seat would bring us a step closer to controlling the rules, committees, etc.
oops I forgot, Kelly Ayotte—any other US Senators from
New England who happen to be Republicans? Collins? OK
There’s only one thing on this planet that Democrats fear, and that is anyone who takes away their ability to borrow or print money.
Thanks. That makes sense.
electing a GOPer to MASS GOVERNOR is useless nonsense. he should not run and conservatives should do nothing for any GOP candidate for GOV. Elect state House members.
I am tired of having to alert people that MASS GOV dont matter. SEN does matter.”
True. Besides, Chazz Baker is supposed to run again in 2012 for Gov.
this stuff is real quality theatrics which you correctly point out. Dems “fear” of Brown is like my “fear” of having the pizza man dropping off free deep dish pizzas off to me tonight.
2012 should be 2014, dumbass.
Loved how all those R’s kept the “fiscal cliff” vote from looking like a rout. 89-8 was ever so close as those unified R’s stood with America.
but those are the people we should pander to?
“True. Besides, Chazz Baker is supposed to run again for Gov.”
Be still my beating heart. The braintrust from the broom closet of the Newton Marriott will try to get the perversion vote by trotting out Tisei for Lt. Gov again. Yeah, that’ll work.
Rep. Peter King?
Supposedly one of those R’s we just NEED so badly.
Slams Republicans for delay in Sandy relief bill
RINO’s are not on the same side as us
Chris Christie and Peter King might as well be Democrats
You don’t understand the value of controlling the agenda. With enough “Rs”, chances are that, the agenda would not have included voting on the tax-hiking deal.
Didn’t we already lose on that premise?
liberal R’s have a LIBERAL AGENDA.
How clear is that?
I like Scott.. Can’t believe in got canned for that hack Warren. Get him in there... one more Senator to gum up obamacare
Wait 'til the country sees what they're gonna get with far-left Marxist Granny Warren in the U.S. Senate for the next 6 years (Think Barbara Boxer on Steroids). They'll be begging for Scott Brown to come back.
I never thought about Brown making a run for MA governor. I did assume he would run for Senate again to replace John Effin' Kerry though.
Yep...schmucks, all of them.
Scott will win whichever race he chooses to contest for two simple reasons.
1) The low-informed voters have been sated by The One’s re-election and are back on their meds and freebies and could care less.
2) Brown will get the liberal sympathy vote from the rest of the Massachoosians.
Maine has a Republican gov and senator.
NH has Kelly Ayotte.
Republican Senator 1
RINO Senator 1
Republican Governor 1
Exactly. The headline should read “Republicans fear Brown may run for Governor”.
Obviously the rats would much rather not have to defend Kerry’s seat.