In New Hampshire, Republican Brown angles for second Senate upset

Scott Brown, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, waits to begin town hall campaign stop at a VFW post in HudsonSenate primary, Scott Brown listened politely to his two Republican challengers, even as his campaign has for months focused on defeating the Democratic incumbent, Jeanne Shaheen, in November. Brown is not alone in his confidence. Senator John McCain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are among the big-name Republicans who have thrown their weight behind Brown, seeing him as the party’s best bet to take back the seat. A victory by the 54-year-old Brown, a lawyer who recently resigned his post as a National Guard colonel after three decades of service, could help the party win back control of the Senate, where Democrats hold a 53-45 majority, with two seats held by independents.

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