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Scott Brown: Kerry’s Senate Seat Is ‘Awfully Tempting’

Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013 04:09 PM

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Though outgoing Sen. Scott Brown has not announced whether he would run for Sen. John Kerry’s seat in the upcoming special election in Massachusetts, he took an opportunity to question whether potential Democratic candidate Rep. Ed Markey “even lives” in the state at this point.

Brown did not directly respond when asked if he planned to run during an interview with Boston’s WTKK-FM, saying only that the idea of pursuing a path back to the Senate was “tempting.”

"Does he even live here any more?” Brown said during the radio interview. “You’ve got to check the travel records. I’ve come back and forth (from Washington to Boston) every weekend, almost, for three years, and I see, you know, most of the delegation, and I have never seen Ed on the airplane — ever.”

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Markey, who has been in Congress for 34 years, owns a home in Chevy Chase, Md., as well as one in Malden, Mass. Questions were raised during his 2010 re-election campaign as to whether or not he actually lived in Dalton based on an extremely low water bill and the fact that his wife works for the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C.

Massachusetts election law does not require elected federal officials to live in their state full time, but only be an “inhabitant” at the time they are elected, according to The Boston Globe. House members are required by the Constitution to be residents.

Brown lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election, just two years after winning a special election following the death of longtime Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Brown has hinted at running since Warren’s victory, but remained relatively vague, though surrogates have said he was seriously considering whether or not to take another special election shot.

“I’ll tell you what, they’re making it awfully tempting,” he said during the radio interview.


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