Multistate Senator? Scott Brown Wins NH Primary

Republican will face Jeanne Shaheen this fall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2014 12:30 AM CDT
Multi-State Senator? Scott Brown Wins New Hampshire Primary
Scott Brown speaks to supporters in Concord, NH, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Scott Brown is on the road to becoming the first person since the 19th century to have represented more than one state in the Senate. The former Massachusetts senator comfortably won the Republican primary in New Hampshire yesterday, the AP reports, and will face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen this fall in what the Boston Globe reports has already become "a competitive and bitterly contested race" that has drawn plenty of money from outside the state. Brown "may have changed his address, but he hasn’t changed his stripes," Shaheen told a rally yesterday, slamming Brown's ties to big business. "New Hampshire is not for sale, and New Hampshire is not Scott Brown’s consolation prize," she said.

Shaheen has focused on her achievements for New Hampshire, but Brown has been doing his best to tie her to President Obama, the AP reports. "Just because she's been throwing her vote away in the Senate does not mean you have to throw your vote away in November," Brown says. "If we're ever going to hold this president accountable, we have to hold this senator accountable." Brown was defeated by Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts in 2012, and if he prevails this fall, he will be just the third person to represent more than one state in the Senate, Talking Points Memo reported when he announced the New Hampshire run earlier this year. Waitman Thomas Willey, a Unionist and then a Republican, served both Virginia and West Virginia in the 1860s, while Democrat James Shields represented Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri in a long political career interrupted by Civil War service. (More Scott Brown stories.)

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