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2014 state race looks unlikely for Scott Brown

Former senator Scott Brown appeared to place a temporary freeze on his political career Monday, announcing that he had joined a Boston law firm and, senior Massachusetts Republicans said, removing the most serious GOP obstacle to former nominee Charles D. Baker’s potential candidacy for governor next year.

In another and perhaps firmer sign that Brown is no longer a factor in that race, Baker has told associates that his calculus around a run now hinges less on Brown and more on whether Baker believes a Republican can win a statewide race in Massachusetts.

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