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Scott Brown to announce exploratory committee for U.S. Senate run
New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | March 13, 2014 | John DiStaso

Posted on 03/14/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT by Din Maker

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown on Friday will announce he is launching an exploratory committee for a run for the New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

A source close to Brown confirmed the announcement is at hand, and said it will be made in Nashua, where the state Republican Party will begin its two-day Northeast Republican Leadership Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Brown has been flirting with a Senate run in the Granite State for the better part of a year and recently moved full-time to what had been his vacation home in Rye and registered to vote there.

He has been intensifying his comments about the possibility of a run in recent weeks, as Shaheen's camp and the Democrats have been intensifying their attacks on him.

State Democratic Party spokesman Harrell Kirstein reacted to our report on Brown's contributions with this statement:

"Scott Brown is for Scott Brown and the powerful interests that back him, not New Hampshire. So when he gets back from his next trip to Iowa, he'll find himself in a tough Republican Primary against Republicans who are actually from New Hampshire. If he survives that, he'll face an even tougher general election against Jeanne Shaheen, whose common sense leadership makes a difference for New Hampshire and people here know it. New Hampshire isn't going to let Scott Brown and his big oil buddies like the Koch Brothers buy themselves a Senate seat."

(Excerpt) Read more at unionleader.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; brown2014; fusb; newhampshire; nh2014; rino; scottbrown
I for one am not excited about Scott Brown. The only thing his winning the Senate Seat in NH would do would be help get rid of Harry Reid. Otherwise, just another Democrat who calls himself a Republican.
1 posted on 03/14/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

NH, you can do better.

I thought carpet baggers only went south.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 5:23:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Din Maker

RINO Brown will push out the REAL conservatives
and then either drop out, lose, or win and metamorphose
to a Democrat, just like before.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 5:30:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Din Maker

RINO carpetbagger alert.....


4 posted on 03/14/2014 5:30:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Din Maker

Hey Scott - explore THIS!


5 posted on 03/14/2014 5:30:49 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Din Maker

Isn’t there a conservative who actually lives in New Hampshire who can run?


6 posted on 03/14/2014 5:35:06 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Vermont Lt
I thought carpet baggers only went south.

Or west. Maybe Brown should call Liz Cheney and get her take on how successful carpetbagging is?

7 posted on 03/14/2014 5:36:29 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Din Maker

If you want to repeal Obamacare, you need 60 in the Senate.

When 2016 rolls around, you may be happy that Scott Brown is Senator number 60.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 5:36:42 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Din Maker

Maybe he should have actually competed when he was up for re-election in MA. I know that New Hampshire could have done better a couple of decades ago. What about now?


9 posted on 03/14/2014 5:37:32 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Din Maker

Yeah, it’s only mid-March and the election is in November. Thanks for dithering so long before you decided to “explore” a run!

Thank God I don’t have to not vote for this guy anymore. The people of New Hampshire can have him! We’re done! But they should reject him too!!


10 posted on 03/14/2014 5:38:41 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: DoodleDawg

“Maybe Brown should call Liz Cheney and get her take on how successful carpetbagging is? “

Liz Cheney took on a well respected republican incumbent in a red state.

Brown is taking on a democrat incumbent in a blue state.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 5:41:04 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Liz Cheney was a carpetbagger. Scott Brown would be a carpetbagger. What difference does it make who they’re taking on? The stigma is stil the same.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 5:46:51 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Din Maker

Scott Brown: gun-grabber, pro-abortion, pro-gay-marriage.

I won’t vote for him.

I will vote for Testerman in the primary, and I will write-in her name in the general if she loses the primary.

http://testermanforsenate.com/

NO.MORE.RINOS


13 posted on 03/14/2014 5:52:34 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Din Maker

Yawn


14 posted on 03/14/2014 6:00:57 AM PDT by jubail
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To: Vermont Lt

I thought carpet baggers only went south.
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Well, if you read my Post #1, you know I’m no Scott Brown fan. But, to his credit, he has had a vacation home in NH for years, on which, he paid taxes. From what I understand, through the years, he spent almost as much time there as he did in MA. Once again, I don’t care for the RINO, but, just sayin’ .


15 posted on 03/14/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: cotton1706

The people of New Hampshire can have him! We’re done! But they should reject him too!!
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Wow; Cotton. You said “reject him TOO”..... Are you saying you voted for Elizabeth Warren? God forbid.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 6:30:33 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

No. I left my ballot blank. And thousands like me did the same.

I don’t vote for democrats. But I don’t vote for people just because they call themselves republicans either.

Brown thought he could screw us over and then we’d go ahead and vote for him again either because we had nowhere else to go or because the democrat was so horrible. Well, we had news for him! And now he’s out of power and couldn’t get elected dog catcher here in MA!


17 posted on 03/14/2014 6:33:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: DoodleDawg
Sure, there are conservatives left in NH, but it is unlikely they could win in a statewide race in NH anymore. NH has changed so much in the last 25 years that a real conservative can not win anymore. This was evidenced in the last governors race here. NH could generally be described now as a libertarian state. The biggest slice of the electorate now considers themselves to be independent. They are the flip/floppers that determine the outcome. Also, there is not anyone who gets statewide recognition currently running against Shaheen. So, we can reelect a democrat OR potentially elect a moderate Republican. The BIG plus for Brown is that the independent women think he is dreamy. Some times you have to chose between the lesser of two evils. Not everybody gets to vote for Ted Cruz.
18 posted on 03/14/2014 6:40:37 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963 (=)
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To: cotton1706

Scott did more damage to Obamacare then Cruz ever did. If you can snatch a blue state from the dims...take it.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Din Maker

All I can remember about Scott Brown is how excited some Freepers got when he was running for senator from Massachusetts. And the inevitable let-down they felt when it became obvious that he was not the conservative they thought he was.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 7:00:18 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

Well he LOOKED like a conservative. After all he drove a pickup truck and wore an old LL Bean barn coat.

(sarc)


21 posted on 03/14/2014 7:21:01 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963 (=)
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To: Vermont Lt

Another semi Demi running for the Senate. Great!


22 posted on 03/14/2014 8:05:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

I don’t vote for democrats regardless if they are calling themselves “moderate Republicans” or not. I would rather have an enemy that I can fight against than a traitor that will stab me in the back...and that is all “moderate Republicans” are; traitors.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 8:13:11 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Din Maker

I have owned a home in Vermont for 30 years. I pay my share of the taxes. I would never think to move there and suggest to speak for those who have lived there full time.

Of course, If I moved there...in typical Masshole manner, I would be telling them what they are doing wrong immediately. I think that would be popular.

//sarcasm tag is essential here.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 11:40:01 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Scott Brown is better on amnesty than the entire northeast.

Talk about gun control. What is a bigger threat: 12 million Democrats or 1 more RINO in the senate?

Scott Brown and Bob Smith should spend the whole campaign trashing the joke that is Ayotte.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 3:47:54 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: DoodleDawg

A carpetbagger is an outsider who wins a rigged game.

Hillary was a carpetbagger in NY but would not be a carpetbagger in Texas.

Cheney thought she had a rigged game where she could use her name recognition and national fund raising and pummel Enzi in a primary where very few vote and then pummel the democrat.

Brown is in a very competive race where the game is not rigged.

Also the states in NE are so small, Brown grew up about 40 miles from the NH border.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 7:14:36 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

NH really can’t do better than this RINO?


27 posted on 03/14/2014 7:19:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Vermont Lt

Before you go tossing around the word traitor.

Some would call you a traitor for helping enable Obama to be President.


28 posted on 03/14/2014 7:22:01 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

I am not sure you are responding to me. I never called him a traitor. I respect his years of service in the MA State House and in the service of the country.

I just dont think its fair to the folks of NH to live somewhere else, representing them—and then turning around in a few years and trying to represent another state.

The people of NH are free to elect whomever they please.

And trust me, friend, I did nothing to help elect Obama.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 12:42:03 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Din Maker

Brown is the chosen sacrificial lamb, maybe he knows it, maybe not. The rinos who run the state gop are trying to capitalize on three conservatives who are going to split the conservative vote, and hand the nomination to the rino du jour, who will then lose to Shaheen, who BTW is better on guns than Brown. That’s the plan, and they are comfortable with it. What really, really, REALLY matters to them is that an actual conservative doesn’t win. They will do anything to prevent it, including throwing the election to a dem.
Gun rights trump virtually every other issue in New Hampshire, and gun owners will vote for the candidate with the better voting record, no question about it.
The NH rinos are joined at the hip with the dems in their efforts to stop conservatives. Big name political pundit, commentator, and otherwise moron is Tom Rath, a lawyer, picked up for DUI recently, who is in an environmental law practice with the biggest dems in the state. He’s a real POS, and never stops bashing and ridiculing conservative candidates. He’s the usual go-to spokesman for the country club rinos, and was on tv supporting Brown the day he announced that he’s running. WMUR always goes to Rath for commentary, because they know that they can count on his hatred for actual conservative candidates.
Now that Brown is in the race, he will be the nominee by splitting the conservative vote, and then lose to Shaheen over guns. Watch it play out, for sure.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 2:24:52 PM PDT by Thapsus_epiphany (Si vis pacem, parabellum.)
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To: Vermont Lt

“I am not sure you are responding to me. I never called him a traitor. “

Yes, my mistake. It was post 23 I was responding to not your post 24.

Sorry about that.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

No problem...

Been called a lot of things. Especially being from Mass.

Had me scared that I had said something stupid....again.

Apology accepted. Now let’s go back and call that traitor a traitor!

Have a great night.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: DoodleDawg

“Isn’t there a conservative who actually lives in New Hampshire who can run?”


They need a Wiliam Loeb clone but I’m afraid there aren’t enough of them around these days.

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33 posted on 03/15/2014 9:31:21 PM PDT by Mears
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