Scott Brown formally launches N.H. campaign for Senate
Brown, who made the announcement to a crowd of supporters at the Portsmouth Harborside Hotel Thursday evening, said he plans to fight against big government, over regulation and the complicated laws coming from the establishment in Washington, D.C.
Former Gov. John H. Sununu said the voters of New Hampshire "have a tremendous responsibility" as one of the battleground states for control of the U.S. Senate.
Sununu said Republicans need to win six seats to receive a 51 percent majority and "begin to recover what has been lost over this almost six years."
Brown, who recently moved to a Rye home he had owned for some time, joins fellow Republicans who have expressed interest in challenging Shaheen this year.
He said Shaheen votes with President Barack Obama almost all of the time and was one of the supporters of the Affordable Care Act.
"The people of New Hampshire have plenty of regrets with this bill," Brown said, adding he intends to return to Washington to repeal Obamacare.
After Brown made his announcement, Shaheen's campaign manager Mike Vlacich, released the following statement:
"If Scott Brown gets through the Republican primary, this election will be a choice between someone who cares only about himself and the big corporate interests that fund his campaign and someone who works every day to make a difference for New Hampshire families. New Hampshire voters know Jeanne Shaheen shares their values,"