Scott Brown Not Seeking Kerry’s Senate Seat

Democrats’ worries about losing the Senate seat formerly held by incoming Secretary of State John Kerry were eased Friday when former Sen. Scott Brown confirmed he will not run in a special election.
The decision likely means the Senate seat will stay in the hands of Democrats, who control 55 seats in the 100-seat upper chamber. Republican officials in Washington and Massachusetts widely considered Brown the strongest possible Republican candidate in a state that traditionally favors Democrats.

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