Scott Brown considering 2016 presidential bid

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., says voters could see his name on the ballot again soon -- maybe in the 2014 New Hampshire Senate race, maybe in the race for the Massachusetts governor's mansion, or possibly even for the presidency.

The moderate Republican, who managed to win over the deep-blue state of Massachusetts in a 2010 special Senate election, spent the weekend in Iowa and confirmed to reporters that he's considering a 2016 presidential bid. Brown told CBS affiliate KCCI that he's gauging interest in his "brand of politics."

While Brown managed to defeat his Democratic opponent Martha Coakley in 2010, he lost his 2012 re-election bid to Elizabeth Warren. He nevertheless sounded upbeat about his future while in Iowa, telling the Boston Herald, "There's a lot of good name recognition in the Dakotas and here - that's pretty good."

Brown has been meeting with top Republicans across the country, according to the Herald, and last week hosted a Republican National Committee event at Boston's Fenway Park. While he's considering a presidential bid, the former senator is keeping all his options open: He's suggested he could run for governor Massachusetts next year, or could run against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

"I have a plan and I'm executing that plan and whether it's the governor or something else, you know, we'll soon find out," Brown told the Herald earlier this month.

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