Bob Pozen: I'd 'Seriously Consider' Senate Run

By Frannie Carr


Jan. 13, 2011

BOSTON — Boston financial heavyweight Bob Pozen just might be up for a run against Sen. Scott Brown in 2010.
The chairman-emeritus of Boston-based MFS Investment Management told WGBH’s Emily Rooney on Thursday that he would “seriously consider” a Senate run if the state’s Democratic Party asked him to.
Pozen admitted he might not be the most media-friendly of candidates, saying he’s frequently characterized as “uncharismatic.” But, he kidded, he’s at least as dynamic as a “wet dishtowel.”
He added that he would probably be up for public scrutiny, joking, “I paid all my income tax. In fact, I even returned a refund check one time because they had incorrectly sent it to me.”
Last January, Brown became the first Republican in decades to represent Massachusetts in the Senate when he beat Attorney General Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat.
Since then, Massachusetts Democrats have been searching for a candidate strong enough to mount a serious challenge against Brown in 2012.
While she’s long-maintained that she wasn’t interested in her late husband’s seat, Kennedy’s widow Vicki this week ruled out a potential run in phone calls to top State Democratic Party officials.
Other potential candidates include Rep. Michael Capuano, Newton Mayor Setti Warren and City Year co-founder Alan Khazei.

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