Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says he isn’t “ruling out anything” when it comes to a potential return to politics – including a 2014 bid for Senate in New Hampshire, a challenge to Jeanne Shaheen.
“I don’t think I’m done with politics,” he said following a speech in Nashua yesterday. A report from Boston.com noted that a reporter countered by saying “it would be Senator Shaheen’s seat.”
“It’s the peoples’ seat,” Brown reportedly countered.
NH Journal’s own Patrick Hynes first reported rumblings that the former senator hadn’t ruled out mounting a bid for office in the Granite State a month ago to the day.
“Brown is very well known in the Granite State by virtue of the fact that a significant portion of the state is inside the Boston media market,” Hynes noted at the time.
He’s been a New Hampshire taxpayer for two decades, as he owns a beach house in Rye.
However, Brown made no definite pronouncements, only saying that all options were on the table while noting that he’d been asked to speak at several other in-state events in the coming weeks and months.
“I’m just re-charging the batteries,” he continued.
NH GOP head Jennifer Horn emailed Boston.com saying she was “sure that if Sen. Brown chose to run here voters would listen to what he has to say and give him an honest chance.”
The New Hampshire Democratic Party hasn’t taken the news lightly and blasted out a fundraising appeal late last night. The subject line of the email reportedly read “bqhatewvr,” a jab at Brown’s pocket tweet gone viral from earlier this year.
Stay tuned to NH Journal for up to date rumors and rumblings on this development.