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Sources: Scott Brown moving closer to Senate run, probably won’t try for governorship in 2014

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Patrick Howley
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Brown first publicly discussed challenging Markey in the special election four weeks ago during a Boston radio interview. “I’ll tell you what; They’re making it awfully tempting. You got Ed Markey: Does  he even live here any more?” Brown joked, referring to 19-term congressman Markey’s residence in Maryland.

“You’ve got to check the travel records. I’ve come back and forth [from  Washington to Boston] every weekend, almost, for three years, and I see, you  know, most of the delegation, and I have never seen Ed on the airplane — ever,” Brown said.

Brown drew a large and devoted crowd for a book signing January 20 in Acton alongside Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr. Brown gave advice to young fans and even made a sly joking reference to Warren’s campaign rhetoric about “millionaires and billionaires.”

Brown’s continued dominance of the Massachusetts political pages has not escaped notice from state Democrats. Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman John Walsh said this month, “I think Scott Brown is a faker.”

Brown is also garnering notice on a national level.

Brown sparked a media sensation with a series of late-night tweets Friday that liberal media outlets suspected were the result of a “few glasses of wine.” Brown tweeted and deleted the phrase “whatever” to several Twitter hecklers, once misspelling it as “Bqhatevwr.”

The tweets, which a source close to Brown confirmed came from the senator himself, elicited many positive and playful responses across the blogosphere.

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