Hedlund posted “Thx for encouragement but Sen run not in cards” on each of his two social media sites on Monday afternoon.
The longtime senator of the Plymouth Norfolk County also posted a comment about fellow Republican Scott Brown. Hedlund said that although he was disappointed and surprised in Brown’s decision not to run, he understands and respects it.
In a liberal state like Massachusetts, Hedlund is a very popular Republican senator. Last November, he was reelected as State Senator of the Plymouth Norfolk District for a tenth term.
the former Hingham High School graduate said being a Republican is just an "R" attached to his name.
“We hear all of this on class warfare... I’m someone who has lived here my whole life,” Hedlund said. “I’ve been on the same softball team in Hull.. I have a certain connection to the area.”
The Plymouth Norfolk District includes Weymouth, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell and Scituate.