By Michael Oleaga / ( | First Posted: Feb 15, 2013 07:34 PM EST

Former Massachusetts Governor Scott Brown. (Photo : Reuters)

With Dick Morris and Sarah Palin out, the Fox News Channel has hired two replacements.

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has officially been added as the news channel's contributor. Brown made his debut on Wednesday on "Hannity."

"Senator Brown's dedication to out-of-the box thinking on key issues makes him an important voice in the country and we are looking forward to his contributions across all FOX News platforms," said Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine in a statement.

Brown served as senator of Massachusetts after the death of Ted Kennedy. He lost the reelection bid to challenger Elizabeth Warren last November despite positive approval ratings in the state.

After President Barack Obama announced fellow Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, speculation started that Brown would return to the campaign field to return to the senate.

Brown, however, turned down the possibilities, likely due to the Fox News offer.

"Over these past few weeks I have given serious thought about the possibility of running again, as events have created another vacancy requiring another special election," stated Brown in a prepared statement a couple weeks ago. "I have received a lot of encouragement from friends and supporters to become a candidate, and my competitive instincts were leading in the same direction."

In the end, he confirmed, "That is why I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in the upcoming special election."

Another addition to the Fox News Channel is former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. He will provide analysis and commentary for both Fox News and Fox Business Network.

"Cain's impressive resume makes him a valuable addition to the FOX News and FOX Business lineup," said Shine. "As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation's debates."

"I'm excited about joining the FOX family as a contributor because it is an opportunity to be one more voice for intelligent thinking in America," said Cain.

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