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Flirting with N.H. Senate run, Scott Brown quits law firm job

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, who last month said he was exploring a run for Senate in New Hampshire, has quit his job at a Boston law firm, the firm confirmed on Thursday. "We enjoyed having Scott as a member of our team," said Andrew Glincher, managing partner of the Boston law firm Nixon Peabody. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Scott Brown readies another US Senate bid

He's finally in -- well, almost. After months of teasing supporters, plotting strategy and moving from one state to another, Republican ex-senator Scott Brown announced Friday he is readying another run, one that could help his party snatch a seat from rival Democrats. This time, the former Massachusetts lawmaker will be launching his campaign from the neighboring state of New Hampshire, where he has long owned a vacation home, in order to run against freshman Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Massachusetts attorney general leads pack in race for governor: poll

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is way out in front of both her Democratic primary rivals and the leading Republican contender in the race for governor, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Coakley, the Bay State's top prosecutor since 2006, was supported by 56 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, according to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Republican Brown will not seek return to US Senate-reports

(Corrects headline to say Brown will not seek seat) BOSTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former Republican Senator Scott Brown has decided not to run in the June special election to fill the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry, local media reported on Friday, a move likely to dim Republican chances of picking up the traditionally Democratic-held seat. The Boston Herald reported it had received a text message from Brown reporting that the paper was "the first to know" of his plans not to seek the seat.
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