Scott Brown heading to Scott County, Iowa
September 6th, 2013
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Scott Brown heading to Scott County, Iowa

(CNN) – Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is heading back to Iowa this fall, adding to his calendar another stop to the important voting state for the GOP presidential nomination.

The Scott County Republican Party announced Thursday that Brown will be the featured speaker for its 2013 Ronald Reagan Dinner on November 12.

When Brown went to the Iowa State Fair last month, he told reporters he was interested in meeting voters in the state, the first to hold a presidential nominating contest in election years. He has also suggested he's open to running for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, where he owns a vacation home. But he announced late last month he won't be running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014, a gig he was rumored to be going after.

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Brown was elected to the Senate in 2010 in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. His time in office didn't last long; he was defeated in November by Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

Since leaving Capitol Hill, Brown has worked as a contributor at Fox News, served as a colonel in the Army National Guard's office at the Pentagon, and as an attorney at the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody.

- CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Dude can't let go of the spotlight. I can't think of any reason why anyone in the media would waste time trailing Scott Brown. But, whatever. It is their call to make.

    September 6, 2013 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Brown was a Tea Party darling during the race to fill the late Senator's seat. His voting record in the Senate wasn't what the Tea Party wanted, though. The Tea Party felt betrayed. Let's see how long their memories are.

    September 6, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. no thanks.

    Yuck. i don't like that guy. Do your homework Iowa.

    September 6, 2013 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    What a wast of good ink!!!!!

    September 6, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    So, a person who could not get elected to a full term is making the rounds to Iowa? Does this tell you something about how thin the GOP bench is? What tough votes did he make? What legislation did he help to write? What has he done to make himself into a viable candidate?

    September 6, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    "Let's see. Massachusetts voted me out. New Hampshire says it wouldn't be a good idea for me to run. I know! I'll run for President!"

    September 6, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. Fair is Fair

    The Real Tom Paine

    So, a person who could not get elected to a full term is making the rounds to Iowa? Does this tell you something about how thin the GOP bench is? What tough votes did he make? What legislation did he help to write? What has he done to make himself into a viable candidate?
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    He's very moderate Republican. He cosponsored legislation with Kristen Gillebrand to prevent insider trading by members of congress. He was a staunch defender of veterans. He actually did quite a bit in his brief stint.

    Thin bench? Take Hillary Clinton out of the equation and how thin is the dems bench?

    September 6, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. Hector Slagg

    Yes, Continue to speak common sense values. Something a lot of people need to hear and aren't too familiar with. AND, we have the 17 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt to prove it! Jobs report says more have left the jobs market. Feel like you are on the Titanic? No problem. the Titanic is un-sinkable, isn't it??

    September 6, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. Data Driven

    2016: Your Show of Shows, Your Kaleidoscope of Mediocrity.

    At least Brown is (comparatively) moderate. Frankly, though, I don't think he'll garner enough support to even make an announcement. My prediction is that the GOP goes full "tea party" in 2016.

    September 6, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. kirk

    The dens don't have much beyond Clinton, but the gop seems o lay interested in extremes, they are putting much stock in the voting suppression, makes me wonder how bad its going to be

    September 6, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. Al-NY,NY

    Brown doesn't tow the purity line.....case closed....he's done. Unless you have the chip implanted in your head that negates free thought you are not a candidate for today's GOP...next potential drone please??

    September 6, 2013 10:54 am at 10:54 am |