N.H. News Roundup: Scott Brown forms PAC, Series’ Game 6 ticket most expensive ever
Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, converses during the Lincoln-Reagan Luncheon at the Hanover Inn in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Brown lost his seat in November to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, and has hinted that he might consider a Senate run in New Hampshire, but he's also considered a contender for the governorship. He has family in the state and owns a house in Rye. Valley News - Libby March
Speculation is spiking about a possible Scott Brown run for Congress in New Hampshire after he formed the People’s Seat PAC in the Granite State.
According to a filing with the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office, Brown’s PAC will “back strong, dedicated candidates and continue efforts to bring reform to government.”
Brown insists forming the PAC isn’t a precursor to running for office. He said yesterday in Nashua that he’s hoping to foster bipartisanship bring together the Republican party.
However, the move has at least one person thinking he’s running – his would-be opponent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen who – in a fundraising letter yesterday – said Brown “was ready to run” against her.
Brown’s been speaking in other parts of the country, too. He had several speaking engagements in St. Louis earlier this – and made an appearance at Busch Stadium just in time to see the Boston Red Sox rally in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead.
In other news
∎ Speaking of the Red Sox, they host Game 6 of the World Series tonight at Fenway Park. If you’re planning on going, be prepared to spend more on your ticket than anyone has ever spent on a baseball ticket before.
∎ A vigil was held over the weekend for 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez, who went missing earlier this month from North Conway.
∎ Conservatives could find themselves in opposing corners when it comes to Common Core bills.
∎ A recent WMUR Granite State Poll has Ky. Sen. Rand Paul and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie leading the way for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
∎ Three juveniles have been caught after the police say they caused more than $20,000 in damages to the McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester.
∎ Four N.H.-born ospreys recently finished their 5,000-mile migration to South America.
∎ Three N.H. state representatives addressed rehabilitating the Vilas Bridge.
∎ The Toronto Blue Jays extended its partnership with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats through the 2016 season.
∎ The band Okkervil River’s new video for “Stay Young” was filmed in Claremont.
∎ New Hampshire hunters bagged at least 179 moose during the annual nine-day moose hunt.
∎ Two pink toilets are touring the Granite State in hopes to “flush away cancer.”
∎ The UNH swim team picked up a verbal committment from one of the region’s top swimmers in Easthampton’s (Mass.) Jessica Harper
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