BOSTON — MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has taken out a full-page newspaper ad to declare she’s not running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
The liberal talk show host placed the ad in Friday’s edition of The Boston Globe after newly elected Republican Sen. Scott Brown sent out a fundraising appeal alluding to a potential challenge from Maddow.
Maddow says Brown was “using the made-up threat of me running against him to try to scare donors into giving him more money.” She has a home in western Massachusetts.
A Brown spokesman notes some liberals first raised the idea of Maddow running against the senator. And then the Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman sent out a Twitter message that appeared to inquire about the possibility of her running.
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