Scott Brown in 2016: Why not?
August 19th, 2013
01:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Scott Brown in 2016: Why not?

Washington (CNN) - Why in the world would Scott Brown, a former half-term senator from Mitt Romney's Massachusetts, put himself in the mix for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination?

The real question is: Why not?

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Wall Street's favorite senator doesn't stand a chance of winning in 2016. I can't see this Cosmopolitan centerfold and PimpFather being POTUS.

    August 19, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    As if that Elizabeth Warren smack down wasn't enough, now he wants to take on Hillary? Ha! This guy is a glutton for punishment.

    August 19, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "After all, Brown has already floated bids for New Hampshire senator and Massachusetts governor, and he doesn't seem likely to pursue either."

    Suggesting that perhaps Mr. Brown is hoping some other candidate as yet to be announced will offer him an advisory job and foot his travel expenses to and fro for years to come?

    August 19, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Why in the world would Scott Brown, a former half-term senator from Mitt Romney's Massachusetts, put himself in the mix for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination?
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    Because he still has tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars of campaign debt to pay off after his run against Warren? Running a campaign would allow him to raise money to pay off some of the old debts. Otherwise, he would need a third party to go out and fund raise for him, in order to pay off those old debts. Hillary Clinton had faced a similar campaign debt dilemma after her 2008 campaign. She needed surrogates to raise the money for her.

    August 19, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    somewone asked why this here feller is going to Iowa. Simple! he can't get enough of that sweet Iowa corn! Not as sweet as that good ole Georgia silver queen, but mighty tasty anyway. CASE CLOSED!

    August 19, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    Oh why bother even reading the piece. Why not Brown? I'll tell you why not: GOP primary voters don't like him.

    August 19, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Why in the world would Scott Brown, a former half-term senator from Mitt Romney's Massachusetts, put himself in the mix for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination?
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    Because he still has tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars of campaign debt to pay off after his run against Warren? Running a campaign would allow him to raise money to pay off some of the old debts. Otherwise, he would need a third party to go out and fund raise for him, in order to pay off those old debts. Hillary Clinton had faced a similar campaign debt dilemma after her 2008 campaign. She needed surrogates to raise the money for her.
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    Making stuff up on the fly again, eh Rudy? Now, the real story:

    "But while Warren ended the race around $400,000 in debt, Brown’s final FEC report lists his cash on hand as $464,000. Neither number includes bills that were processed after Nov. 26. A Brown campaign official said the final amount of money left in Brown’s bank account will be closer to $150,000 or $200,000."

    NO DEBT. You're consistent, Rudy... consistently wrong, but consistent nonetheless.

    August 19, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  8. Tampa Tim

    Brown received big contributions from Wall Street, big banks, and big insurance. We will probably have to bail them out again for wasting money on losers.

    August 19, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Making stuff up on the fly again, eh Rudy? Now, the real story:

    "But while Warren ended the race around $400,000 in debt, Brown’s final FEC report lists his cash on hand as $464,000. Neither number includes bills that were processed after Nov. 26. A Brown campaign official said the final amount of money left in Brown’s bank account will be closer to $150,000 or $200,000."

    NO DEBT. You're consistent, Rudy... consistently wrong, but consistent nonetheless.
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    You're lying. You consistently quote an unnamed source, which no one can verify. Until you do, it's lie.. Nice try.

    August 19, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |