Politics

Scott Brown: New Hampshire Move Is 'Strictly Personal'

Brown has moved to New Hampshire. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Sen. Scott Brown said goodbye to Massachusetts on Thursday, confirming in a statement released to the press that he is moving to New Hampshire.

The Republican has been flirting with a Senate bid in the neighboring Granite State for months. But in the statement published by WMUR, Brown called his move to the Granite State "strictly personal" and said he had "nothing to announce with regard to my future political plans."

"Once we get settled, we will do what many other people have done upon moving into New Hampshire," Brown said. "We will register to vote, get new licenses and enjoy the fact that there is no income or sales tax in New Hampshire."

Brown sold his four-bedroom home in Massachusetts earlier this week.

Still, the former Bay State senator is headlining the New Hampshire GOP's holiday fundraiser Thursday evening. It's just the latest in a series of political appearances for Brown in recent months, as national Republicans actively recruit him to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

For now, the race is rated Democratic Favored by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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