Scott Brown Hinting He Might Run In New Hampshire?
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is doing nothing to quell speculation that he might run for office in New Hampshire, where he owns a home:
Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is not ruling out a bid for Senate in New Hampshire, he told reporters in Nashua Thursday night.
The Associated Press reports that Brown called New Hampshire “almost a second home.” Asked if he was interested in challenging Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in 2014, Brown said, “I’m not going to rule out anything right now.”
The former lawmaker was speaking to the press after delivering the keynote address at a dinner honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. He’s planning to return to New Hampshire for an April 20 luncheon for the Grafton County Republican Committee.
While New Hampshire is swingier than Massachusetts, a recent WMUR Granite State Pollfound Shaheen comfortably positioned for reelection with a favorability rating of 59 percent. Former senator John Sununu, who beat Shaheen in 2002 and was beaten by her in 2008, is a potential Republican contender, along with former Reps. Frank Guinta and Jeb Bradley.
While New Hampshire might be a better fit for Brown’s brand of politics than Massachusetts, I strikes me that he’d have a hard time getting around the charge of being a carpetbagger.