It’s no secret that Scott Brown is being courted to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.
But the former Massachusetts senator seemed to forget just where he was speaking Thursday night when asked during a visit to Londonderry, N.H. if he felt pressured to run against incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
“What I’ve heard from the Republicans up here is they’re thankful that I’ve been around for a year helping them raise money, helping them raise awareness as to the issues that are affecting not only people here in Massachusetts — I mean New Hampshire — but also in Massachusetts obviously, and Maine,” Scott said, according to video released by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “I’ve been to Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut. I’ve been all over the New England certainly talking and helping people raise money.”
Brown wrote an op-ed Tuesday that cited New Hampshire as a state where the Affordable Care Act was floundering, further stoking speculation that he was seriously considering a run. But the former senator hasn’t yet made public any decision about running against Shaheen.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.