Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown played it coy yesterday when asked if he’s running for governor, saying “there’s nothing wrong with a primary” — and setting the stage for a possible showdown with fellow GOP powerhouse Charlie Baker.
“We’re both big guys,” Brown told the Herald last night. “There’s nothing wrong with a primary. And there’s nothing wrong with having a free shot either. We’re going to talk.”
Brown — whose political ambitions have been the source of speculation since his Senate defeat last fall — refused to say whether he’ll run for the Corner Office, adding that he, like Baker, will decide by the end of summer.
Then he delivered what sounded like a classic campaign stump speech at the Franklin Town Common, where his daughter, Ayla, headlined a concert.
“I’m tired of the lack of accountability from the Corner Office,” Brown said.
A poll earlier this year showed Brown, the former Massachusetts senator, just four points down in a hypothetical race for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.