When Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-MA) passed away, the Republicans managed to gain a seat in the United States Senate through the special election. It ended up being Scott Brown who won the US Senate seat for Massachusetts. On Election Night of 2012, that US Senate seat turned blue again in a grueling race between Scott and his challenger Elizabeth Warren. Also as a result, Warren became the state's first female US Senator. Just recently, Warren was sworn into
the US Senate. It was a brutal campaign battle as Republicans have fought hard
to keep Warren out of Washington DC politics. With respects for former US Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), he could end up returning
to the US Senate soon; though, this is still hypothetical.
How could Scott return to the United States Senate?
There will have to be a special election for the seat that should soon be vacated by US Senator John Kerry (D-MA) if he passes US Senate confirmation to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as the new US Secretary of State. In that case, Kerry would have to be replaced. As NPR reports, this could become Brown's chance of getting back into the US Senate. It is reported that the special election may end up taking place this summer. Should Brown run again and end up succeeding, he would end up being one who won special elections twice. To make it short, Brown still has a shot at returning to the United States Senate.
However, this will be easier said than done. In an article on The Boston Globe, third parties
will possibly be playing a factor in the special election. With this said, one can expect this special election to be a major one come this summer.