03-14-14: Scott Brown announces exploratory committee.
NASHUA, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Republican Scott Brown announced Friday that he has formed an exploratory committee to prepare a campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Music and applause welcomed Brown at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference as the former Massachusetts senator announced the news it seems the whole state of N.H. was holding its breath to hear.
"I'm announcing today that I've formed an exploratory committee to prepare a campaign for the US Senate in New Hampshire," Brown said.
He'll throw his hat in the N.H. US Senate race, tentatively.
"Obviously, I have to listen to everybody and find out what their concerns are, make sure I have a full understanding of challenges and then I'll make a further decision down the road."
Many at the conference were happy to hear that he may hop into the race and many on the streets of Nashua were glad, too.
"I would like it, actually. I think it's a better fit for him and I think he could do a lot of good things," resident Suzanne Damato said.
But not everyone is pleased. Many are wary that he jumped across the border to run as a N.H. resident.
"Interesting, I'm not quite sure N.H. is ready for somebody who served in Massachusetts to also serve in New Hampshire. He's claiming now his residence is N.H., but I think N.H. voters are going to be a little skeptical about that," resident Paul Lizzote said.
Brown says the biggest factors in his announcement were a chance to help make a difference and the full support of his family.