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Special election 2013 has produced about what you might expect for candidates: two congressmen, a former state representative/DA/U.S. Attorney, an ambitious state representative/former judge/gubernatorial aide/party activist, and a rich guy. The field is similar to what you might find in most open seat elections, including the 2010 special election. So why no Elizabeth Warren in 2013?
Has Scott Brown left an electoral legacy? A few weeks ago, when the dismal state of the Republican Party here was again on full display (again, as in over and over again since the 1970s), it’d be easy to suggest Brown did not leave the GOP stronger than when he first ran for Senate.
The proliferation of prospects pursuing the Massachusetts Republican Party’s nomination for the special senate election is positive for the GOP and good news for the commonwealth. Several rising candidates could do more for the party than one exhausted and vulnerable Scott Brown.
Scott Brown’s decision to forgo a productive role in Massachusetts politics and to instead cash in the chips he earned during his 15 minutes of political fame was truly disappointing. He threw an already beleaguered Mass GOP under the bus and opted for the Sarah Palin plan. In his debut as a “Fox News Contributor” on “the Sean Hannity Show” Brown’s performance made clear why his new gig removes him from serious consideration for statewide elective office in 2014.
Will Scott Brown be content to pay his bills with a politically arranged corporate board gig while increasing his credibility in the state, or will he succumb to the temptations of fame, fortune, and Fox News?
“You’re ridin’ high in April, shot down in May . . .”
No one knows that better than former Senator Scott Brown, who is taking it on the chin from gleeful but still-angry Democrats and not-gleeful and newly-angry Republicans.
So let’s take a few moments to praise Scott Brown.
There has been a flurry of announcements and non-announcements in the special election as everyone but Gaspar Griswold Bacon enjoys a moment in the limelight before remembering that pressing business or family time prevail over service. We’ve had Gerry Leone and Bill Weld, continued misdiagnosis of the Scott Brown 2010 victory, and Brown giving birth to a new GOP chair then abandoning her at the nearest safe haven. And Tagg Romney, we hardly knew ye.
Senator Scott Brown appears to be resisting efforts to coax him in to the senate special election. Just my luck.
Today’s announcement of William “Mo” Cowen as the temporary replacement for John Kerry in the US Senate was no surprise and it shows that the governor has decided to “play it safe.” All things being equal, the governor understands that this seat is the Democrats’ to lose in the upcoming election.
Steve Lynch is in or out, Scott Brown is in or out …
TheKerrySeat is becoming the seat no one wants – no one but Ed Markey of course. The Malden Democrat is near to clearing the field with a little help from his friends in the Democratic establishment, most especially the party check writers, aka the Central Committee of the Democratic Party – excuse me, I meant the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Diddy was right –“It’s all about the Benjamins” – and damn this thing we call our sort-of democracy in Massachusetts.