Scott Brown not ruling out run for Senate in New Hampshire

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is contemplating a return to the Senate, but this time, from a different state: New Hampshire

At an event Thursday in Nashua, New Hampshire, Brown, who owns a home in the state, was asked if he was considering a challenge to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is up for re-election next year.

“I’m not going to rule out anything right now,” he told reporters, according to ABC News, though he said he was still “recharging the batteries” after losing his seat to now-Sen. Elizabeth Warren six months ago.

Brown owns a home in Rye, New Hampshire, so he would be eligible to run. He has several events scheduled in the state in the next month.

Democrats reacted to Brown’s statement with amusement.

“Is it possible to quote someone laughing?” Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Justin Barasky told ABC.

New Hampshire Democrats are already using the noncommittal remarks to fundraise. The subject of the email: “bqhatevwr,” the incomprehensible word which Brown tweeted in response to a naysayer on Twitter after the election, prompting questions of whether the former Senator was drunk tweeting. Brown said it was a pocket tweet.

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