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Matt Brown Undecided on Future Election Plans (posted April 25, 2004)

Rhode Island Secretary of State Matt Brown is undecided on his future election plans. Appearing on the WJAR-TV show "10 News Conference" with Bill Rappleye, Brown ducked questions about whether he would seek re-election or run for the U.S. Senate in 2006 against Lincoln Chafee. When asked directly about a possible Senate bid, Brown said, " I have a four-year term...I have plenty of time just to focus on doing my job."

Rappleye pressed him to name the Democrat who would represent the strongest challenger to Chafee. Brown answered "I don't know. That is a question for Darrell West or another political scientist....I haven't seen any analysis."

Brown confirmed that Democratic activist Mark Weiner is helping him raise money and said his last fundraising party brought in $10,000.