Return visit to Iowa stirs more Brown 2016 speculation
February 26th, 2014
02:06 PM ET
9 months ago

Return visit to Iowa stirs more Brown 2016 speculation

(CNN) – Scott Brown is headed back to Iowa.

The Ringgold County GOP confirms to CNN that the former senator from Massachusetts will speak at their April 3rd dinner in Mount Ayr, in the south-central part of the state.

This will be Brown's third tip to Iowa since last summer. He made a swing through the Iowa State Fair last August and returned in November to address a Scott County GOP fundraiser.

Since Iowa's caucuses kick off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, word of Brown's latest visit to the Hawkeye State will spark more speculation that he's considering a bid for the 2016 Republican nomination. Brown told reporters following at the State Fair last August that he was interested in meeting voters in the state.

Scott Brown looks to stay in spotlight as he plots next move

But Brown also recently moved from Massachusetts to neighboring New Hampshire and is seriously weighing a GOP challenge this year against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who's up for re-election in November.

A GOP strategist in contact with Brown, who asked to remain anonymous to speak freely, told CNN recently that Brown's looking to make a decision about a Senate bid in the next few weeks.


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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "I don't understand you on the left... you say all of the GOP is too extreme, and yet here you have a person who's pro-choice, pro-gay, about as moderate of a Republican as you can get (even moreso than Huntsman who all of you seemed to like). What gives? You make no sense at all."

    Brown is a pandering, carpetbagging opportunist. He slid into the Senate seat in MA because (a) Coakley is just a disaster and ran the worst non-campaign in living memory and (b) he knew what to say to appease a MA crowd. I guarantee you he won't be saying the same things in NH if he runs there and won't be saying the same things if he makes the mistake of running for POTUS in 2016.

    February 26, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    Ok DM, you could at least warn a sista that you're about to say something like Herman where all the white women at Cain!!! I just spit Coke all over my monitor and I'm at work!!!

    February 26, 2014 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "thanks for having my back".
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    Anytime my sister-friend, anytime.

    February 26, 2014 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. Ol' Yeller

    @Fair is Fair

    "I don't understand you on the left... you say all of the GOP is too extreme, and yet here you have a person who's pro-choice, pro-gay, about as moderate of a Republican as you can get (even moreso than Huntsman who all of you seemed to like). What gives? You make no sense at all."

    I can't speak for everyone on here... but being "about as moderate of a Republican as you can get" is still a republicant to me. Given the choice between an "about as moderate of a Republican as you can get" and a Democrat, I will vote for the Democrat every time. Because an "about as moderate of a Republican as you can get" still falls into lockstep with the rwnj's and te abag gers when it comes time to vote and the definition of "about as moderate of a Republican as you can get' has changed drastically over the last decade and some of the purges I have seen by you folks have really astounded me.
    One more thing... President Obama is far from being one of our more Liberal brethren within our party and look how you all label him as some communist born, comminist educated, blah, blah, blah... If we ran one of our true Liberal candidates, just where would you all go with your rhetoric?

    February 26, 2014 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    @bill
    climate change nuts-goggle Patrick Moore the co-founder of Greenpiece. Part of what "the" expert on climate change said "no evidence that man is contributing to climate change" also "he left the group because it became more interested in politics then the environment". AL JUST GORED KERRY.
    -------
    Hey – I found one quote from one guy on The Internet. That is proof positive.
    "AL JUST GORED KERRY" – wow – and the mystery message sent ancient aliens from space too!

    February 26, 2014 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    And everyone wants to know what's so funny. How do I explain THAT? Remember I'm the only person in my office that looks like me!

    February 26, 2014 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. tom l

    Sniffit,
    So if Brown is a carpetbagger what does that make Hillary Clinton?

    February 26, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    Wake up People!
    So a person can just go state to state and run for office? Hell sign me up! Great benefits and part time work. Sounds good to me.
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    You've got my vote. Heck, I'll include my husbands vote just for the fun of it.

    February 26, 2014 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    -bill

    climate change nuts-goggle Patrick Moore the co-founder of Greenpiece. Part of what "the" expert on climate change said "no evidence that man is contributing to climate change" also "he left the group because it became more interested in politics then the environment". AL JUST GORED KERRY.
    ************
    Congratulation, Bill, you referenced the Daily Caller, which is not exactly unbiased. Patrick Moore left Greenpeace as it shifted from protesting nuclear weapons testing to campaigns involving saving whales and seals from commercial hunting, so there is nothing sinister about it. Greenpeace accomplished more in the years since Moore left than it ever did as the " Don't make a Wave" organization. Moore represents the old guard of the environmental movement, which became increasingly enbittered because their methods failed to gain public attention. Next time, try to dig a little deeper before you post.

    February 26, 2014 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Wake up:

    My husband's vote. As in one. Not husbands as I typed it. One husband is enough for me to handle.

    February 26, 2014 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
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