April 05, 2013


Why Brown Shouldn't Run from New Hampshire

Stu Rothenberg says that if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) "is serious about running for the Republican nomination in the Granite State, he needs to splash some cold water on his face, swallow a stiff drink and embrace the obvious: It's a stupid idea."

"Former senators who were defeated for re-election can't simply go to another state -- even if they have property there and have paid taxes there -- and get elected to the Senate, especially if the state is politically competitive... For many voters, Brown would appear to be nothing more than 'seat shopping' if he were to run in New Hampshire. He'd look like a perfect example of a personally ambitious politician who didn't care who he represented as long as he had an office on Capitol Hill and the title of U.S. senator."

Roll Call notes Republicans "are surprised and, in some cases, privately skeptical" about the idea.










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