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Former Senator Scott Brown won't seek John Kerry's seat

2:58 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON (AP) - Republican former Sen. Scott Brown says he won't run in a Massachusetts special election to fill Democrat John Kerry's seat.

The former congressman released a written statement Friday making his decision official.

He cited the strain of running a third Senate campaign in less than four years. He cites "the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left."

He says there may be better ways to continue in public service. He did not elaborate.

Brown was defeated in November by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He won the seat in a 2010 special election.

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