Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., really supports making Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., secretary of state.
Brown is competing against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, and most recent polls show him lagging slightly. If he loses this campaign and President Obama wins reelection, he might be rooting hard for the president to select the Bay State's senior senator as Hillary Clinton's successor as secretary of state: It would open up another Senate seat, and Brown would likely be the immediate GOP frontrunner if he chose to run (which is one reason the administration might hesitate to pick Kerry for the job).
Brown praised Kerry extensively in an interview with the Boston Herald, calling him a "friend," who would make a "great secretary of state," and called his work "phenomenal." The Herald:
Kerry is supporting Warren in the Senate race.
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