While technically, he’s still exploring a run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, Scott Brown acted very much the candidate at a St. Patrick’s Day lunch in Salem. He worked the room, posed for pictures, and said voters across the country and here in his new home state of New Hampshire, want to toss Democrats from office for supporting so-called Obamacare.
"Jeanne was obviously one of the voters and she also voted against every grandfathering amendment. She also has voted to raise taxes and against the Keystone pipeline, to deal with our energy costs. I mean I could go on and on. When you are voting 99 to 100% with the administration, that shows that you’ve lost the values of New Hampshire."
Brown was less definitive when asked about Shaheen’s challenge that he sign a so-called people’s pledge as he did during his loss to Elizabeth Warren in 2012.
"I am not going to make a statement yet because I am not a candidate. We'll have plenty of time to talk about that. But I think it's hypocritical and the horse has left the barn. She's already spent, her and her allies have spent almost three-quarters of a million dollars on me."
GOP and conservative third party groups have also been busy. So far they've committed about $1.5 million dollars to ads attacking Shaheen, including $600,000 worth of ads paid for by the Karl Rove affiliated group, American Crossroads, that are slated to air over the next week.