About seven months after taking a job as president and dean of New England Law School in Boston and declaring himself "disgusted with politics," former state and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has resigned from his job in academia to get back into politics.
Brown, who used to live in Wrentham but has called New Hampshire home since at least 2014, did not elaborate on specifically which political arena he plans to re-enter but used only one hashtag with his tweet Wednesday: #nhpolitics. Brown served a four-year stint as former President Donald Trump's ambassador to New Zealand.
The Republican scored a shocking upset in 2010 when he ran in a special election for the U.S. Senate left vacant by the death of Ted Kennedy. Brown was initially given little chance of winning but he surged to defeat then-Attorney General Martha Coakley and served in the U.S. Senate until Elizabeth Warren defeated him in the 2012 election. After the 2012 defeat, Brown became a contributor to Fox News, moved to Rye, N.H., and ran an unsuccessful campaign for a U.S. Senate seat representing the Granite State.
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The day after Trump's 2016 presidential victory, Brown took to Twitter to take credit for being the "1st present or past federal official to endorse" Trump. Brown in April 2017 was tapped to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand.
In January, after returning from the South Pacific and taking the job at New England Law, Brown told Bloomberg Baystate Business, "I'm kind of disgusted with politics and hopeful we can tone down the rhetoric."