Technically, Scott Brown’s been a candidate in this race since last month, when he filed with the FEC. But last night in a Portsmouth hotel ballroom the Republican who now lives in Rye, erased any remaining doubt.
“I am running to be a true independent voice for the people of NH and I will need you strength you help and you voters to succeed.”
Brown’s remarks stressed his connection new home state, where he’s summered as an adult and spent the earliest days of his childhood.
When he served in the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown often voted with President Obama.
In 2011, Congressional Quarterly found Brown voted in support of the president’s agenda 70 percent of the time -- second only to Susan Collins of Maine among Republicans. But when asked on New England Cable News about Brown’s possible run here, the President made clear he prefers the incumbent.
In mid-March, with the sap has hardly running, November seems a lifetime away. But in the political world, eight months goes by quickly, especially for those preparing for mid-term elections. Although the filing period isn’t until June, there’s already a solid list of Republicans hoping to face the three Democratic incumbents. In the 1st Congressional District, former Congressman Frank Guinta and former UNH business school Dean Dan Innis look to go against Carol Shea Porter. In Congressional District 2, state Rep.
Today marks thirty years since the 1984 New Hampshire primary. It’s a contest not well remembered today – on the Republican side, President Ronald Reagan was running essentially unopposed, and the man who won the Democratic nomination, Walter Mondale, not only lost the New Hampshire primary, he lost the general election in a landslide.
Thursday Senator Jeanne Shaheen reintroduced a wide-ranging energy bill that would promote energy efficiency buildings and appliances. But Shaheen and her co-sponsor, Ohio Republican Rob Portman, had to make some compromises to get the long-stalled legislation moving again.