Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is reportedly beginning to hire campaign staff in preparation for a run for Senate in New Hampshire.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that the ex-Massachusetts senator has quietly begun looking to hire staff for a Senate campaign. Brown has also reportedly sought out New Hampshire’s “political elite” about running for Senate.
For months Brown has made moves to suggest that he’s going to run for Senate in the hopes of replacing Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) without actually committing to it. Brown has until June 13, the filing deadline, to make a decision about whether he plans to run for Senate or not.
Earlier in the week CNN reported that GOP sources in New Hampshire said they had begun receiving calls from Brown and his allies about possibly running for Senate. In an interview with Fox News a week ago, Brown said that he planned to make an announcement on whether he planned to run “sooner, rather than later.”
“Obviously, it’s a very, very big decision — a very, very big decision for me and my family,” Scott told Fox. “And I’m going to make sure that I cross all the T’s and dot all I’s. So it will be sooner, rather than later, and I’ll certainly let everyone know.”