Former Sen. Scott Brown May Be Eyeing Quick Return to Washington
People of Massachussetts:
We can not afford another four years of Republican obstructionism in the Senate, so please have pity on a weary nation and do not send Scott Brown back to the Senate if this scenario plays out.
Among the new members of Congress sworn in this week was Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And within days, the Massachusetts Democrat could become her state’s senior senator.
That’s because 28-year incumbent Sen. John Kerry is expected to be confirmed soon as secretary of state.
And replacing him later this year after a special election could be the very senator whom Warren unseated: Republican Scott Brown. For Brown, it would be an unusual second chance.
“Do-overs in the space of a couple of months are rare,” said Jeff Berry, a political scientist at Tufts University, which is also where Brown attended college.
Berry says it’s clear that Brown is well aware of his unique opportunity.
Just two months ago, Brown lost a contentious race to Warren, the most expensive Senate race in American history. But Brown was extremely gracious and almost shrugged off the loss as a bump in the road.