Scott Brown to officially enter New Hampshire Senate race

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Former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown will officially kick off his New Hampshire Senate campaign at an event in Portsmouth on Thursday

In a Monday email to supporters, Brown announced that his campaign is now ready to begin in earnest.

“After spending the last month visiting with the people of New Hampshire in their living rooms and at their workplaces hearing their concerns, I’m ready to make a big decision and I wanted you to be the first to know,” Brown wrote. “I will officially kick off my campaign for the United States Senate this Thursday, April 10, at the Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.”

Should Brown come out victorious in the Republican primary, he will face incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

In his email, Brown laid out his reasoning behind entering the race, but did not mention any of his likely political opponents.

“As I’ve travelled across the state and added miles on my truck, I’ve heard the same concerns at every stop.  You’ve told me you want a stronger economy with more good-paying jobs. You want a government that doesn’t spend more than it takes in,” the former Bay State senator wrote.

“Most of all, you want a health care system that works for New Hampshire – not one that leaves you with higher premiums, cancelled policies and fewer medical options.”

“Onward to victory,” Brown concluded his email. The official campaign launch begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday.

Brown is the favorite in a Republican primary that will have him face off against former New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith, among others.

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