From the April 14 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday:
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Fox News contributor Scott Brown reportedly said he's not "done with politics" and refused to rule out running for New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat in 2014. Brown has followed the well-trodden path of other Fox-favored politicians by signing with the conservative network, which has afforded him a paycheck and a national platform while allowing him to consider future runs for political office.
Since signing with Fox News in February, Brown has been a regular presence across the network and Fox Business. His most high-profile stint came on April 1, when he guest hosted The O'Reilly Factor and delivered an opening commentary built off of a Republican press release.
Brown reportedly told media gathered at a New Hampshire non-profit event yesterday, "I don't think I'm done with politics." When asked if he is considering running for office in New Hampshire, Brown -- who owns a home in New Hampshire -- replied: "I'm not going to rule out anything right now, because I really haven't thought a heck of a lot about it."
While Brown reportedly said yesterday he won't rule out "anything right now" in New Hampshire, he appeared to take a different approach last month. When asked during a March 11 press conference if he would "rule out any sort of political race in New Hampshire," Brown replied: "Yeah, it's something I read about actually and was a little bit surprised about. Certainly my mom lives there, my sister lives there, I have a house there, and I have a lot of good feelings about New Hampshire. But Massachusetts is my home, and if I do anything in the future, it'll most likely be in Massachusetts."
Brown has also recently said that he's "thinking about" running for Massachusetts governor next year, telling a local Fox affiliate in February: "Of course I'm thinking about it. I'm thinking about a lot of different thing. But right now the best thing I can do for myself and for my peace of mind and I think for the people of Massachusetts is just to hang tight and recharge and be active." A report in the Boston Globe last month indicated such a run isn't likely for Brown.
One of Scott Brown's first acts as a Fox News host was to build a segment entirely around a GOP press release, a continuation of Fox's long history of using Republican talking points to build their news.
Brown, a Republican former Senator, served as guest host on the April 1 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, where he immediately focused on the National Republican Congressional Committee's "waste list," meant to detail areas of government's continued wasteful spending despite recent spending cuts and the closing of White House tours. Brown complained about a "dancing iPhone with robots," "snail sex research," and $1 million worth of puppet shows for kids.
Much of the spending detailed in the release was actually spent before the sequestration cuts went into effect, but that fact didn't make it into the No Spin Zone under Brown's watch.
Fox News contributor Scott Brown announced today that he has joined Nixon Peabody LLP as "counsel in the firm's Boston office."* According to the firm's press release, Brown, a former Republican senator from Massachusetts, will "focus his practice on business and governmental affairs as they relate to the financial services industry as well as on commercial real estate matters."
Nixon Peabody was paid over $2.5 million to lobby Congress from 2011-12. The group's top lobbying clients include the Council on Affordable Housing & Rural Development, Sallie Mae, the Monroe County Water Authority, Wegmans Food Markets, and Goldman Sachs.
From the February 14 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
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