Scott Brown Running For Senate In New Hampshire

Apr 02, 2014 | Updated Apr 03, 2014

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is officially running for Senate in New Hampshire, WMUR reports.

In a Facebook post, WGIR's "New Hampshire Today With Jack Heath" reports Brown "confirmed and announced on NH Today that he is running for the US Senate in NH and will be announcing next week."

On March 14, Brown announced he was forming an exploratory committee for a potential Senate run in the Granite State, where he had taken up full-time residency in December 2013.

Brown will face off against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), who has recently called on Brown to sign a "People's Pledge" rejecting outside spending in the race. Brown, who has so far refused to sign a pledge in New Hampshire, signed a similar agreement when he ran against now-Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) in Massachusetts in 2012.

Brown has faced criticism for not signing a pledge this time around, despite singing the praises of his agreement with Warren as recently as February 2013.

President Barack Obama has spoken out against Brown's ambitions in New Hampshire, saying the state already has "a great senator" in Shaheen.

"I'd be happy if Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas," Obama said in March. "You know, we could always use some moderate Republicans in other parts of the country. New Hampshire's already got it covered with a great senator."

This story has been updated with more on Brown's efforts in New Hampshire.

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