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Scott Brown to announce for U.S. Senate Thursday in Portsmouth



PORTSMOUTH — Republican Scott Brown will make it official Thursday as he formally announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate representing New Hampshire. He will make his announcement at the Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in an event scheduled for 6 p.m.

The former senator from Massachusetts said Portsmouth played a special role in his childhood, in explaining his decision to make the announcement on the Seacoast. He recently moved into the family's summer home in Rye.

"I remember our house on Islington Street, strolling through Strawbery Banke with my grandfather, and catching a show at Prescott Park," he said, bringing attention to his Granite State connections.

"Now, Portsmouth is going to be the start of the next chapter in my life," he said.

Brown will first have to win the Republican nomination in a September primary for the opportunity to face incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in the November general election. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, former state Sen. Jim Rubens and Republican activist Karen Testerman are also running for the Republican nomination.

The event is open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis, given limited space. RSVP at http://scottbrown.com/join-scott-this-thursday/.




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Bob Jean said:

Scott Brown is selling that he's more electable than Jim Rubens or Bob Smith. How can he sell that, and who the hec is buying that garbage? Brown's had one lucky electoral success in one special election in Massachusetts. And he bombed his victory speech embarrassing his daughters trying to get dates for them on national TV. He moved to NH with a very liberal MA past, and Republicans have no idea YET just how liberal that long MA record is. He wouldn't even meet the residency requirement to serve in the NH house for 100 per year. Every member of the NH House is more qualified to represent NH than Scott Brown. He doesn't really know anyone in NH, or NH political speak in any way, he doesn't even know his way to the State House, never mind find his way around the State House. He has no institutional memory about NH politics. Jim Rubens and Bob Smith really understand NH politics and both have considerable NH personal and emotional political investment in NH. Bob Smith for heavens sake has two or three congressional successes under his belt and two Statewide Senate races that succeeded. How does Scott Brown sell that he's more electable? It's really pretty silly if anyone really thinks about it. And how on earth is a MA Liberal more electable in the off year election when the lower turnout skews elections to the poles, or bases. The only advantage Scott Brown has is that Rubens and Smith are going to carve up the conservative vote. Conservatives need to fine one horse. Scott Brown is a very lame horse and he's never even been here for one race.
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April 7, 2014 1:12 pm

Bob Jean said:

Scott Brown announcing his candidacy in liberal Portsmouth NH when he's running in the GOP Primary should tell everyone about the level of his political skill set. This guy isn't just not ready for prime time, but announcing his primary race in liberal Portsmouth instead of a Conservative stronghold where people don't know him makes him and his candidacy a joke. What a political lightweight. Scott Brown starts off with a political gaffe - A big one. Announcing in Portsmouth....that's funny!
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April 7, 2014 1:23 pm

Bob Jean said:

Scott Brown is so MA Liberal even Portsmouth is more conservative than he is......
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April 7, 2014 1:30 pm

Barton McLaine said:

Bob,,,YOU doth protest too much.
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April 7, 2014 1:39 pm

Barton McLaine said:

Perhaps Brown will vote Republican 50% of the time, perhaps more if we put leverage on him.Jeanne Saheeen is sure to vote 100% against Republican principles.The numbers say it all.
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April 7, 2014 1:42 pm

Bob Jean said:

Barton McLaine: Scott Brown is just too funny. Portsmouth....that's hilarious! Well, it's off I95, I guess he can't get lost...maybe....this guys just not ready for prime-time....
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April 7, 2014 1:57 pm

Barton McLaine said:

Since you have nothing else, I am glad that you got a good laugh. You really need "something."
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April 7, 2014 1:58 pm

Bob Jean said:

Barton McLaine: You mean like him wanting to take many of the popular .223 rifles away? Let's face it, that's why he can't announce where the Conservatives live....And that's the tip of the iceberg.....Barton, he's going to be running for public office next election cycle in Aruba where he also owns a second home. Announcing in Portsmouth....I bet he doesn't even know how funny that is.
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April 7, 2014 2:09 pm

Barton McLaine said:

Good Bob, you sound like a Shaheen supporter. She is a carpetbagger,,, too.Oh yes, she wants all M4 knockoffs off the streets too. She says they are too scary looking.Do you really think that Bob, Jim or Karen can beat Shaheen?
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April 7, 2014 3:57 pm

Mike Redding said:

It is very unfortunate that we are now voting for the garbage Massachusetts rejected. How bad are we? See his speech on how much Massachusetts means to him and then his speech about his love of Portsmouth, NH. (Watch the crocodile tears) Does he really think republicans are that dumb? Brown should buy a home in Texas where they don't read much. He'd probably stand a chance there. He could shed tears at the Alamo for his hero - Davy Crockett. Carpetbagger, pure and simple, with no place to go. Sickening!
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April 7, 2014 3:59 pm

kevin dumont said:

Mike Redding , I hear Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren two carpetbaggers from Massachuesetts are visiting the state of New Hampshire to campaign for another carpetbagger Jeanne Shaheen, I wonder if they are going to call it the carpetbaggers tour. I bet you have no problem with Deval Patrick ( D- Illinois) Elizabeth Warren( D- Oklahoma) Jeanne Shaheen ( D- Missouri) though, Scott Brown might not be a New Hampshire native but at least he was born in New England. Mike you want to talk dumb have you ever heard Jeanne "Rubberstamp" Shaheen talk?
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April 7, 2014 4:10 pm

Barton McLaine said:

So apparently Mike, you are happy with having Jeanne Shaheen as your Senator for another six years.
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April 7, 2014 4:11 pm

Bob Jean said:

Barton McLaine: I think it's a great idea for ALL Scott Brown supporters to raise the carpetbagging issue, and the gun confiscation issue. I'm sure those are issues as important to you as they are for Scott Brown. You are a political genius! I bet it was your idea to shore up Scott Brown's Portsmouth Liberal support by having his campaign announcement in Portsmouth. He should make you his campaign manager!
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April 7, 2014 5:52 pm

AUDREY RIVERA said:

So what if he does Bob...so what? You can still vote Shaheen if you want. Nobody will take that away from you.
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April 7, 2014 6:42 pm

Mike Redding said:

kevin dumont - For once, you surprise me. Never thought that you would stoop so low as to vote for a Koch Brothers carpetbagger like Brown. Thought you had more class than that. You disappoint me.
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April 7, 2014 7:17 pm

kevin dumont said:

Mike Redding, never thought you would vote for the George Soros carpetbagger Jeanne Shaheen, the only difference is I am surprised!
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April 7, 2014 7:38 pm

JEFF MAHER said:

Anybody but Shaheen. If we elected a robot it would be more independent minded than Shaheen, who has voted 107% of the time with her father, Harry Reid.
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April 7, 2014 7:59 pm

Bob Jean said:

Scott Brown voted with Democrats 62% of the time, and only 38% of the time with Republicans.
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April 8, 2014 10:46 am

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