Scott Brown: Senate Run Is 'Awfully Tempting'
He takes early jab at potential opponent Ed Markey
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 2, 2013 12:42 PM CST
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks during a media availability, on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Scott Brown is already throwing jabs at Ed Markey, the man Democrats might nominate to fill John Kerry's Senate seat. When WTKK-FM asked Brown if he'd run to replace Kerry, he laughed and replied, "I'll tell you what; they're making it awfully tempting. You got Ed Markey: Does he even live here anymore?" Brown boasted that throughout his term he'd flown home every weekend, "and I see, you know, most of the delegation, and I have never seen Ed on the airplane—ever."

Markey does still own his family's Massachusetts home, the Boston Globe clarifies, and he maintains it as his legal voting address. But after 36 years in the House, even Markey appears aware that he's open to criticism that he spends too much time in DC. An internal poll he conducted to assess a potential run asked voters if they thought he returned to his district enough.

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Jan 3, 2013 12:05 AM CST
anyone is better than Kerry.
Jan 2, 2013 8:58 PM CST
Didn't the voters there just tell him, "No," they didn't WANT him in the Senate?
Jan 2, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Not that I think (or wish) that he would win, but it would be interesting if Scott Brown did win the special election and then went on to lose again for the full term in 2014. That would make him the only person in history to be elected to the US Senate twice, and still manage to serve less than a full term all together..