The Globe has reported that two leaders within the MA GOP are saying that Brown is now reluctant to run in the US Senate special election and now the NRSC is involved.
With time running short, Washington Republicans have begun a “full court press’’ to persuade an increasingly reluctant Scott Brown to run in the special election to replace John F. Kerry, say two leading Massachusetts GOP figures.
The eleventh-hour effort, coordinated by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, comes as those familiar with Brown’s deliberations are becoming convinced that he will not run and instead will look for a job in the private sector.
Could be that Brown is getting cold feet that polls have shown that he does not have any kind of substantial cushion against potential Democratic challengers?
Interestingly, Scott Brown cheerleader Boston Herald had floated out a bizarre story that Brown’s candidacy somehow is hinged on the MA GOP Chair election.
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s entrance into the special Senate election could hinge on a bizarre battle brewing between his pick for chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party and a dark horse candidate who could take the seat after tonight’s GOP election.
“He’s going to have to run in a special election and face another election two years down the road if he wins,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading), who said the election of Brown’s former deputy finance director, Kirsten Hughes, is playing a role in Brown’s decision. “He might find it daunting if the party isn’t united behind him.”
Odd, since prior to the election Rick Green stated that they were fully committed to Scott Brown’s Senate bid.
— Rick Green (@RickGreenMA) January 31, 2013
This might be getting ugly, but it’s starting to seem like Brown’s interest is waning. I would think the people of Massachusetts would want to elect someone who is “all in”, really wants to serve us in the Senate and not someone who gets backed into an election.