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Former senator Scott Brown is currently in Iowa and hinted on Sunday that he is considering a run for president in 2016.


Brown, the former Republican senator, said he is "curious" about running for president.


"I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there's room for a bi-partisan problem solver," Brown told the Herald. "It's 2013 I think it's premature, but I am curious. There's a lot of good name recognition in the Dakotas and here – that's pretty good."


Brown is currently in Iowa visiting with republicans in the state important for presidential contenders because of its early political caucus.


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The 53-year-old from Wrentham won a special election in 2010 to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy. He defeated Attorney General Martha Coakley in that race, but he could not defeat Elizabeth Warren last year when he lost his bid for re-election.

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