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Old 03-07-2019, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Thing Fish View Post
But if Brown were elected President, he would have to resign from the Senate, and the Governor of Ohio, who is a Republican, would appoint his successor. AFAIK all the other Senators running come from States with Democrat governors, so their election wouldn't result in the loss of a Senate seat.
Yep, that's the issue (the GOP governor appointing a replacement for Brown). Apparently Brown may have disliked the prospect of personal attacks, too:

Democrats with an eye on control of the Senate may be relieved by Brown's decision; had he won the presidency, Ohio's Republican governor would have appointed his replacement. And while it did not become an issue during his exploratory tour, Brown faced Republican attacks in 2018 over his first marriage and subsequent messy divorce, an issue that could have emerged anew had he run for president.