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Campaign Monitor

Jeb Bush raises money for Scott Brown in Boston

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush headlined a fundraiser for Scott Brown and the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Boston today, his press aide Kristy Campbell confirmed.

“Governor Bush believes Senator Brown is a strong, proven candidate who has the momentum in this race. New Hampshire is a tremendous pick-up opportunity as Republicans work to take back the U.S. Senate in November,” Campbell said in an email.

Brown is running in the Republican primary to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat.

Bush, who could be a Republican candidate for president in 2016, posted a picture of himself with Brown and his family on Twitter early yesterday afternoon, which is how most reporters learned about the fundraiser.

“Great to be with (Scott Brown) & family today. Proud to support his campaign for U.S. Senate #nhpolitics,” Bush wrote.

At an event this afternoon in Nashua this afternoon, Brown said Bush is part of a broad coalition of supporters but did not offer more specifics about winning Bush’s endorsement.

“It’s a broad coalition. I’m going to need everybody’s help, there’s room for all of us. I’m happy to get not only Kelly (Ayotte’s), but Jeb and Chuck Morse and Jeb Bradley and Charlie Bass and the Sununus and every other grassroots activist that’s coming out,” Brown said. “We’re rolling out people every day and there’s a tremendous amount of energy.”

Brown’s campaign referred questions about event details to Campbell, who referred specifics about where the event was held and who attended back to Brown’s campaign.

(Kathleen Ronayne can be reached at 369-3309 or kronayne@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @kronayne.)

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