Scott Brown makes location flub
December 6th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
4 months ago

Scott Brown makes location flub

(CNN) – A liberal group is jumping on former Sen. Scott Brown, who's flirting with a Senate bid in New Hampshire, for making a slight political fumble Thursday night when he mixed up the New England state he was visiting.

"What I've heard from the Republicans up here is they're thankful that I've been around for a year, helping them raise money, helping them raise awareness as to the issues that are affecting not only people here in Massachusett–uh, in New Hampshire, but also in Massachusetts, obviously," the Republican said, quickly catching himself as he spoke to reporters in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Brown moved on.

"I've been to Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, I've been all over the New England area, certainly, talking and helping people raise money," he said, when answering a reporter's question.

As a former Senator from Massachusetts–who campaigned there twice in three years–it's not too big of a surprise he would have a geographical slip of the tongue when touting his political credentials.

But if he's seeking office in the Granite State, potentially challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen next year, his words will be closely monitored–and gaffes like that could be used as ammunition against him.

Video of his mix-up was sent out by American Bridge, a liberal opposition research group that tracks Republican candidates.

Brown stokes more speculation about Senate run in NH

Brown, who owns a vacation home in New Hampshire, has been taking steps recently that further fuel suspicions he may run for the Senate. He wrote an opinion piece for FoxNews.com this week, highlighting what he describes as the negative effects of the federal health care law in New Hampshire, rather than in Massachusetts.

Last month, in another hint about a possible run for the Senate in New Hampshire, Brown dropped the 'MA' from his Twitter handle.

He will also serve as the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire GOP's holiday reception on Dec. 19.


Filed under: 2014 • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
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  1. just asking

    at lleast he was referring to a real state. btw, did obama ever locate states 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 or 57??? hahahaha....

    December 6, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Donna

    Lefties take note.... THAT was an actual case of "misspeaking".

    If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, PERIOD.
    If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, PERIOD.
    If you like your hospital, you can keep your hospital, PERIOD.

    THOSE statements are LIES.

    December 6, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. sonny chapman

    CB(the name of my now deceased cat). The OOPS I was referring too was uttered by Good Old Rick Perry re: the Cabinet Positions he'd eliminate.

    December 6, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. Silence DoGood

    Even as a progressive, I can see that is just a mistake. I can get excited over this we have dealt with Bush/Cheney sending 1000's to their death based on a lie (Bush) and profit (Cheney). When is their trial date?

    December 6, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. truth hurts but reality bites

    A liberal group is jumping on former Sen. Scott Brown, who's flirting with a Senate bid in New Hampshire, for making a slight political fumble Thursday night when he mixed up the New England state he was visiting.
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    Yes, because this is far more important than the fact that thousands of people in New Hampshire are getting screwed over by Obamacare. Smooke & mirrors people, smoke and mirrors. Keep the eyes on the real issues, not this childish rubbish.

    December 6, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
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