Warren and Shaheen Support Scott Brown for Ambassador

Senators who defeated him in 2012 and 2014

Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., was nominated by President Donald Trump to be U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has the support of both senators who beat him at the ballot box as he seeks to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.

President Donald Trump announced he was nominating Brown for the post on Thursday. Brown was an early backer of Trump.

Brown pulled off an upset victory in 2010 to complete the term of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

But he lost in 2012 to Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In 2014, he attempted to run in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, but lost again.

But both Warren and Shaheen congratulated Brown on Twitter and said they would support him for ambassador.

Brown had previously been floated to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs but was passed over by David Shulkin. At that time, Warren told Boston Public Radio that she would support Brown for that job and Brown thanked Warren.


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