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Dems fear Scott may run for gov (Brown/MA)
Boston Herald ^ | 1/2/13 | Joe Battenfeld

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 he’s 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. “He’d have a much better shot at (governor).”

Brown could beat Markey, but it’s 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. It’s 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 that’s what has party leaders most concerned.

And Brown’s 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?

That’s the question Brown has to answer in the next few weeks.


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1 posted on 01/02/2013 11:15:09 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Conservatives share almost the exact same concern over Brown.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 11:17:10 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

It’s Massataxus. You take what you can get...


3 posted on 01/02/2013 11:18:38 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: raccoonradio

RINO, Dhimmicrat.

Same, Same


4 posted on 01/02/2013 11:19:09 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 11:22:19 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: raccoonradio
Then after serving as Massachusetts governor, Brown (a moderate Republican) would be the perfect GOP candidate for President, right ?
6 posted on 01/02/2013 11:23:22 AM PST by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: raccoonradio

Hey, you can have him!


7 posted on 01/02/2013 11:23:52 AM PST by Obadiah (Brace for impact.)
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To: raccoonradio

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.
(/sarcasm)


8 posted on 01/02/2013 11:24:50 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Dems are not afraid of anything right now. I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 11:26:46 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: raccoonradio

Why? Isn’t Scott Brown a Democrat for all intents and purposes?


10 posted on 01/02/2013 11:28:25 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: repentant_pundit

maybe...

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...

original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW8UlY8eXCk


11 posted on 01/02/2013 11:29:32 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: F15Eagle

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

source:http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Scott_Brown.htm


12 posted on 01/02/2013 11:34:33 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

He lost to a fake Indian who talks like an Okie.
So why should we believe he is a shoo-in for either of
these races?


13 posted on 01/02/2013 11:34:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Obama isn’t on the ballot in ‘14. Lot of Obama voters
clicked for Warren too.

all: HC list ping


14 posted on 01/02/2013 11:39:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

bullshit alert.

I am tired of having to alert people that MASS GOV don’t matter. SEN does matter.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 11:39:43 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: raccoonradio; Triple

seriously and this affects FReepers how?

we have no dog in that fight


16 posted on 01/02/2013 11:42:22 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

we have no dog in that fight. Seriously, conservatives should waste a penny or minute on RINO’s like that


17 posted on 01/02/2013 11:43:53 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

don’t matter?

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


18 posted on 01/02/2013 11:46:49 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

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?


19 posted on 01/02/2013 11:50:03 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

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.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 11:50:28 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: trisham
What am I missing?

The lower the turnout, the better Scott's chances. Special election -> Shoo-in. Presidential -> disaster.

21 posted on 01/02/2013 11:52:15 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: GeronL
seriously and this affects FReepers how?

When it comes to the balance of power in the senate, every "R" counts. Specific positions might be different for each senator, and some senators might even be democrats when it comes to overall policies, but, the "R" still could swing control of the senate if enough "Rs" get elected. Each "R" is one less "D" that can be used to further damage the country.
22 posted on 01/02/2013 11:53:23 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: adorno

yep. It sure mae a HUGE difference in that “fiscal cliff” vote didn’t it?

lololol


23 posted on 01/02/2013 11:56:01 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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


24 posted on 01/02/2013 11:57:22 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: campaignPete R-CT

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.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 11:57:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

oops I forgot, Kelly Ayotte—any other US Senators from
New England who happen to be Republicans? Collins? OK
two...anyone else?


26 posted on 01/02/2013 11:58:35 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

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.


27 posted on 01/02/2013 11:59:24 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: C210N

Thanks. That makes sense.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 11:59:31 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: C210N

agree


29 posted on 01/02/2013 11:59:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: GeronL

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.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 12:00:15 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; raccoonradio; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

“bullshit alert.

I am tired of having to alert people that MASS GOV don’t matter. SEN does matter.”

True. Besides, Chazz Baker is supposed to run again in 2012 for Gov.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 12:04:34 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Da Coyote

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.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 12:06:45 PM PST by roofgoat
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To: GOPsterinMA

2012 should be 2014, dumbass.


33 posted on 01/02/2013 12:06:45 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: adorno

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.

oh wait.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 12:07:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

but those are the people we should pander to?


35 posted on 01/02/2013 12:12:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“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.


36 posted on 01/02/2013 12:16:46 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: raccoonradio

Rep. Peter King?

Supposedly one of those R’s we just NEED so badly.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2974306/posts?page=1
Slams Republicans for delay in Sandy relief bill

RINO’s are not on the same side as us


37 posted on 01/02/2013 12:26:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

Chris Christie and Peter King might as well be Democrats


38 posted on 01/02/2013 12:31:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


39 posted on 01/02/2013 12:32:04 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: repentant_pundit

Didn’t we already lose on that premise?


40 posted on 01/02/2013 12:34:40 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: adorno

liberal R’s have a LIBERAL AGENDA.

How clear is that?


41 posted on 01/02/2013 12:35:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

I like Scott.. Can’t believe in got canned for that hack Warren. Get him in there... one more Senator to gum up obamacare


42 posted on 01/02/2013 12:40:22 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: raccoonradio
Great post in #8, FRiend...

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.

43 posted on 01/02/2013 12:41:10 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: Stormdog

Yep...schmucks, all of them.


44 posted on 01/02/2013 12:57:37 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


45 posted on 01/02/2013 1:08:52 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: raccoonradio

Maine has a Republican gov and senator.

NH has Kelly Ayotte.


46 posted on 01/02/2013 1:27:36 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: GeronL
liberal R’s have a LIBERAL AGENDA.

The majority usually sets the agenda. So, when liberals have the majority, they set and control the agenda. When republicans have the majority, they set and control the agenda. If there are RINOs in the republican majority, they still count as republicans for the control of the agenda.

Normally, the agenda with a republican majority, is not set or controlled by a liberal-republican.

Whether someone is not a pure republican, is not the question. The matter is about how control of the agenda is gained. The way it works is by, getting the majority to be either "Rs" or "Ds".

How much clearer can that be?
47 posted on 01/02/2013 3:34:22 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: svcw
Didn’t we already lose on that premise?

Exactly.

.

48 posted on 01/02/2013 7:57:11 PM PST by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: raccoonradio; GeronL

Republican Senator 1

Ayotte (NH)

RINO Senator 1

Collins (ME)

Republican Governor 1

LePage (ME)


49 posted on 01/02/2013 11:42:15 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican

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.


50 posted on 01/02/2013 11:44:07 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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