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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)closemore
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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