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Eyes On Brown In N.H., Control Of Senate

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown greets supporters after announcing plans to form an exploratory committee to enter New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race. (AP/Jim Cole)

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown greets supporters after announcing plans to form an exploratory committee to enter New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race. (AP/Jim Cole)

A lot of attention this election season will be on New Hampshire as Scott Brown appears likely to run for a Senate seat in the granite state. But there’s more interest than the possible comeback of a former Massachusetts Republican Senator.

If Scott Brown runs and defeats Democratic incumbent Jean Shaheen, the GOP could take control over the Senate. That would mean both houses would be Republican-controlled, under a Democratic president.

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Noah Bierman, Boston Globe political reporter.

Ken Rudin, political analyst and host of the Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast.

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Boston Globe “Prognosticators are now putting GOP odds of winning control of the Senate at 50-50 or better, a marked improvement from just a few weeks ago.”

WBUR “Brown moved to New Hampshire and has been traveling the state for the past year. … He told a gathering of Republicans in Nashua that his wife, Gail Huff, has been urging him to run again.”

WBUR “Democrats and their allies are already preparing for a worst-case scenario, having spent roughly $360,000 combined on television advertising against Brown in recent weeks.”


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