Brown emphasized his connection to New Hampshire throughout his remarks. He noted that he’s been invited to speak in the state four out of the next five weeks.Mr. Pickup Truck-Driving Everyman has a home in New Hampshire, in addition to his primary home and three rental condos in Massachusetts and the timeshare in Aruba. And since the Boston media market—where Brown, of course, has had a lot of coverage, since Boston is in Massachusetts, where he's been a state and United States senator—extends into New Hampshire, residents of the state are very familiar with him.
‘‘New Hampshire’s like a second home,’’ Brown said. ‘‘I was born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. My mom and sister and family live here. Spent summers here growing up. Have a house here. Been a taxpayer for 20 years.’’
The Shaheen camp is clearly excited about the prospect of a challenge from Brown, based on the volume of fundraising emails coming from that quarter. There's a lot for Massachusetts Democrats to like about the idea, since even for someone with Brown's high capacity for ridiculousness, it would be at least a little difficult to talk about running for Senate in New Hampshire two years after losing in Massachusetts, then turn around and decide to run for Massachusetts governor, while being a lobbyist and Fox News personality all the while.
But hey, if none of these options work out, maybe he could run for something in Aruba.