Scott Brown spent most of the last four years saying jobs were his top priority. Now that he has announced he is not running for Senate, that passion becomes a lot more personal. The former US senator, whose every move once drew national attention, has to find a new occupation.
Two possibilities loom: Some Republicans are hoping he will run in the next big race ahead, for the governor’s office in 2014. Others believe that financial pressures and his exhaustion after two grueling campaigns in three years will lead him to seek a job out of the limelight, at a law firm.