(CNN) - Just one week ago, former Sen. Scott Brown's suggestion his political future might lie not in Massachusetts but New Hampshire stirred speculation he might try to unseat a Democratic senator there in 2014.
But when Brown, a Republican, appeared in New Hampshire on Saturday - for another in a series of speaking invitations he has accepted there - he stressed his connections to the Granite State were about more than politics.
"I think it's important to note that I do have ties to New Hampshire," he said, according to video posted to the website Patch. "For me to be here is not unusual. I have nine generations of ties to New Hampshire.
"So, to think that I don't have any right to be up here I think is quite a stretch to say the least."
After speaking at a Republican event on April 5, Brown noted his ties to the state, but answered a question about his interest in running for office in New Hampshire, saying, "I don't think I'm done with politics, but I'm not going to rule out anything right now because I really haven't thought a heck of a lot about it."
On Saturday, he stressed again, "Nothing's off the table, but nothing's on the table, either."
Brown was speaking at a National Guard conference. He is a colonel in the Army National Guard.
He won his U.S. Senate seat in a 2010 special election but lost his bid for a full term in November. Brown then chose not to run in a special election this spring for the seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry.