Brown stirs speculation with another New Hampshire visit
April 13th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
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Brown stirs speculation with another New Hampshire visit

(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.

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"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.

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  1. Tom

    Now that "guest of kings and queens" can tune up his pick-up truck and start driving along all the NH back roads , too.

    April 13, 2013 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  2. NH Righty

    He had a much better chance in NH than in the leftist looney bin of Massachusetts. Although many of them have also infected NH in the south along the border with that leftist state.

    April 13, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  3. king

    i remembered when our economy was busting out of the great recession back in 2010, the dems took a 9 point retraction disaster of our economy and push it to a 5 point gain, that was a 14 point swing in under a year when Obama took over the disastrous economy from the repubs. then Scott Brown went to the senate, he gave mitch mcconly the numbers in the senate to filabus every other proposal this president made. the economy started crawling at 2 percent after that. if the dems would have kept the congress in 2010, our country would be in full modernization, and we would have a way lower unemployment rate. they would have taxed the rich, through the crying and bawling of the repubs, use their tax money and invest it in modernization of our country, which would have created millions of jobs, and the rich would be even richer. the budget wouldn't be so big because of the revenues, and entitlement cuts, mostly to the providers. the saying is that things would have been rolling, if it wasn't for Scott brown and his filibustering leader in the senate. i wonder what it would be like if bush had used that almost 3 trillion dollars on modernizing our country instead of fighting 2 wars, and tax cuts. oh what a wonder.

    April 13, 2013 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. roro

    Why would New Hampshire want a Massachusetts reject? He's just a much prettier Santorum, who was also rejected by his home state.

    April 13, 2013 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    What? No high paying nudity pics jobs on the outside? Gotta get back on the taxpayers dime?

    April 14, 2013 10:59 am at 10:59 am |