N.H. ex-congressman Charlie Bass may run for U.S. Senate in 2014
Former New Hampshire congressman Charlie Bass says he’s giving “serious consideration” to a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
Bass, a Peterborough Republican, is a seven-term veteran of the U.S. House who lost his 2nd District seat last year to Democrat Annie Kuster.
He said yesterday he’s considering a run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, citing state Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley’s decision this week not to enter the race.
“I’ve been contacted, called, so forth, by a large number of people, both within New Hampshire and elsewhere, just asking me to give it some thought. . . . I’m willing to give it serious consideration,” Bass said.
Bass said he doesn’t know when he’ll make a decision.
“I’m going to need some time to give it the consideration it deserves,” he said.
Former state senator Jim Rubens and conservative activist Karen Testerman, both Republicans, have also said they’re exploring a run against Shaheen.