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Scott Brown: New Hampshire Move Is 'Strictly Personal'

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Read Brown's statement below:

I have lived in Massachusetts for most of my life. Gail and I have wonderful memories of our time here, including our marriage and the birth of our children. For me, serving in many capacities as an elected official, most recently as the U.S. Senator for Massachusetts, has been the honor of a lifetime.

Both Gail and I love Massachusetts and like many parents whose children have grown and are moving on with their own lives, we are making personal choices that will reflect our new lifestyle without the kids. My returning to New Hampshire is strictly personal. For those who have read my book, you know that my first home was in New Hampshire. My family and I have long and strong ties to the Granite State that go back many generations.

I am looking forward to being close to my mom as she gets older and needs assistance from my sister and me. I am also looking forward to being closer to my immediate and extended family.

Once we get settled, we will do what many other people have done upon moving into New Hampshire. We will register to vote, get new licenses and enjoy the fact that there is no income or sales tax in New Hampshire.

I have nothing to announce with regard to my future political plans.

In conclusion, as long as we still root for the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox, I am a happy man.

Merry Christmas and have a happy and safe New Year.