Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown may have lost his 2012 race to hold down a seat in Massachusetts to progressive hero Elizabeth Warren, but many Republican party officials are hoping that race won’t be the last Brown is heard from. In fact, today on Fox News Sunday, there was the suggestion that Brown might make a comeback if he ran for Senate again in 2014.
The catch? This time Brown wouldn’t be running in Massachusetts, but instead in a neighboring state – the more libertarian-leaning state of New Hampshire.
Brown was asked about potential plans to challenge sitting New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen by host Chris Wallace, a question about which Brown was more than a little evasive.
“I think it’s important to continue to do my job here and challenge people to do things better,” Brown told Wallace. However, he added, “Nothing’s off the table. Nothing’s off the table.”
Watch this segment of Brown’s interview with Wallace below, courtesy of Mediaite:
But if Brown wasn’t quite ready to commit to the idea, then Republican strategist Karl Rove certainly was more enthusiastic. Rove happily noted that Brown was a “ninth generation New Hampshirian,” pointing out that Brown’s family was from New Hampshire originally, thus obviating potential charges that the former Massachusetts senator might be guilty of opportunism.
H/T Huffington Post