The Associated Press

Romney Set To Endorse Scott Brown In Senate Race

STRATHAM, N.H. — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, is coming to New Hampshire to endorse Scott Brown’s bid for U.S. Senate.

Next week’s visit comes as some Romney supporters are urging him to consider another White House run in 2016. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts who won the New Hampshire primary in 2012, has said repeatedly he won’t run again.

Brown won a 2010 special election in Massachusetts to fill the Senate seat left vacant when Edward Kennedy died. He was beaten two years later by Elizabeth Warren. Brown moved to New Hampshire in December and formally announced his Senate campaign in April.

He faces a September primary against former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith and former state Sen. Jim Rubens. The winner faces incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

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  • scratchbaker

    With luck, a Romney endorsement will be a kiss of death for Brown. And a loss for Brown will help squelch any interest in a Romney run for anything, including dog catcher.

  • Artorius

    Given the dislike of Romney in New Hampshire, I’d say Romney’s endorsement of Brown will backfire. Both are outsiders with one endorsing the other, while the rest of the State is laughing.

  • joebuilder

    You out of stater’s don’t have a clue about NH or its Politics. Romney has very positive numbers in NH which is why his endorsement and campaigning for him is a plus. Now I’m really looking forward to Obama with his 39% approval rating campaigning for Shaheen, oh wait that won’t happen because that would take a close election and turn it into the kiss of death for Shaheen.

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