Republican chances of regaining a Massachusetts senate seat are dim to none. Scott Brown, who apparently faced uncertainty, didn't want to campaign and then, if he won, have to face another campaign in '14. The only possible winner among the remaining Republican possibilities is an unknown (outside of the state and to some extent within the Massachusetts) state senator named Richard Tisei.
Republicans are now without a top candidate for the seat held by Kerry, who was confirmed by the Senate to be the next secretary of state earlier this week.
With Brown out of the picture, potential GOP candidates include former state senator Richard Tisei, former governor Bill Weld, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey and businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, whom national Republicans have been recruiting.
Tisei could be an attractive option for the GOP as an outside-the-box candidate. He is openly gay and pro-abortion rights and proved to be a strong fundraiser last year. He narrowly lost to Rep. John Tierney (D) in 2012, but didn’t rule out a run in a recent interview with The Hill. ...WaPo
Scott Brown would have had a fairly tough run against Democrats, particularly if Rep. Ed Markey, a good guy and popular, were to win the Democratic primary, which is likely. With Brown out of the picture, It looks like the Dems have an easy win. And maybe he does...