In an interview with the newspaper, Brown avoided questions about a presidential bid and said he will be helping to elect a Republican senator in the state. Sen. Tom HarkinTom HarkinGrassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream Do candidates care about our health or just how much it costs? MORE’s (D-Iowa) decision not to run for reelection in 2014 has opened up a seat in the state.
The former Massachusetts senator lost his own reelection bid to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren hammers Trump at Latino event Trump tries to stoke liberal anger at Kaine pick Clinton VP pick could face liberal ire MORE (D-Mass.) in 2012 and has since decided against a run for governor.
Brown said he wanted to remain in the private sector, noting that another run for public office would be a lot of personal sacrifice.
Visits to the early nominating states are necessary for politicians as they gauge support for a presidential run and curry favor with their party.
A number of other potential Republican candidates, including Sens. Rand PaulRand PaulWhat to watch for on Day 2 at the GOP convention Cyber squatters sitting on valuable VP web addresses Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzTed CruzTrump: Cruz is 'lucky' that I walked in on his speech Kasich leaves door open to Trump endorsement Instead of being bold, Clinton errs in picking Kaine MORE (R-Texas), have made or scheduled trips to the state ahead of 2016.