Scott Brown's back -- but in New Hampshire, not Massachusetts

 

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Scott Brown is thinking of returning to the U.S. Senate--but not from Massachusetts, the state he reprsented for three years, but New Hampshire.

The Republican said Friday he forming an exploratory committee for this fall's U.S. Senate race, He plans a statewide “Main Streets & Living Rooms” tour to talk about his views.

"At the top of the list of issues are the cancelled policies and limited options created by the new Obamacare law.," a Brown statement said.

Brown became a hero to conservatives four years ago when he won a special election to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. But in 2012, he was soundly defeated by Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

Brown would face New Hampshire Democratic Senate incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, who would be the favorite.

Here's some of his statement Friday:

“As I’ve traveled across New Hampshire during the last year, many people have come up to me and expressed concern about the direction of our country,” he said.

“They believe the economy’s growing too slowly, they’re angry about Obamacare and they believe Washington isn’t working for anyone except the special interests and the insiders.

"Most importantly, they are worried that if we don’t make a change for the better, we risk leaving our kids a country with fewer opportunities than the ones we had growing up. I’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the encouragement, which was expressed to me again today by the young people at St. Anselm's.

"That is why I am taking the step of announcing an exploratory committee. Over the next few weeks, I intend to meet with the people of New Hampshire where they live and work, to talk about what's on their mind and the best way to get the state and country on the right track."

Read more Politics Wires stories from the Miami Herald

  • No Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push

    Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget.

  •  
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

    Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad

    Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

  • No welfare for weed under House bill

    The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category