You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week