Scott Brown drops 'MA' from Twitter handle
November 27th, 2013
08:13 PM ET
5 months ago

Scott Brown drops 'MA' from Twitter handle

(CNN) – Former Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts dropped the 'MA' from his Twitter handle on Wednesday, further stoking speculation that he's open to running for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire.

Brown has met a number of times with Republicans in New Hampshire, where he owns a vacation home, and when asked by reporters earlier this year if he would consider running for office in the state, he said, "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."

Brown's name change on Twitter (formerly @SenScottBrownMA; now @SenScottBrown) further stirs buzz that he might try to launch a GOP challenge to unseat incumbent New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in next year's election.

Related: Brown stirs speculation with another New Hampshire visit

Brown is also considered a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, already having visited the Iowa State Fair, a sign the he might be looking ahead to the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar.

Brown, who announced in August he would not run for governor of Massachusetts in 2014, was elected to the Senate in 2010 in a special election to fill the remainder of the term of left vacant the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was defeated in last November's election by Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.

New Hampshire television station WMUR first reported this story.


Filed under: New Hampshire • Scott Brown
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    Scott Brown should just keep moving further north into Canada to make a run for office.

    November 27, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Will this actually be his home address or will he use the basement of some relative?

    November 27, 2013 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  3. ArchLabor

    Scott Brown is just taking part in the time honored American tradition of carpetbagging. How many home states did Romney have? The President? Hillary? Any port in a storm, I suppose.

    November 27, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  4. S. B. Stein

    There was some speculation that other politicians were going to do that as well. It almost seems that if he couldn't win in one place he would go somewhere else to get a job that he thought was his.

    November 27, 2013 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    I think he did a good responsible job in the Senate. I would support him returning to the Senate.

    November 27, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  6. Dan B

    He's either running for nh senate or pres.

    November 27, 2013 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  7. just me

    Scott, have you ever spent time in Toronto? They might have a mayoral opening there soon. Good luck, hoser!

    November 27, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Seems like a decent guy. Too bad he's a Republican.

    November 27, 2013 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  9. Jonathon Powelly

    Brown was a fluke in Mass. Had the Dems ran a real campaign he most likely would have been defeated.

    November 28, 2013 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  10. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Brown never walked the Guns Over People tea potty lockstep. The tea potty will call him a RINO

    November 28, 2013 06:36 am at 6:36 am |