One former high profile Massachusetts politician will reportedly endorse another next week in an upcoming high profile New England election, according to multiple reports.
Mitt Romney, the former Bay State governor and presidential candidate, is expected to be in New Hampshire next week to support Scott Brown’s attempt to return to the US Senate to represent the Granite State
Scott Brown, the former US Senator from Massachusetts, made the announcement in an e-mail, reported CNN.
“It gives me a great deal of pride to announce that Governor Mitt Romney will be in New Hampshire on Wednesday, July 2nd to formally endorse my campaign for U.S. Senate. Together, we will rally with Republicans and those who want to make a difference in this election,’’ Brown says in an email that his campaign will send to supporters Tuesday morning.
Brown also uses the e-mail to refer in regrettable terms to Romney’s 2012 presidential election loss, reported The Boston Globe.
“Governor Romney was right about so many things, whether the subject is the still-sputtering economy, an aggressive Russia moving to expand its sphere of influence, or the vacuum left in Iraq by the failure to leave behind a residual force to secure our hard-fought gains,’’ Brown writes.
Romney will be the latest endorsement for Brown, who recently got the backing of New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse. Morse called the candidate “a man of character who will work tirelessly to support the citizens of New Hampshire.’’
A poll released last week showed that Brown was trailing his opponent, incumbent Democratic US Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
Brown lost a contentious bid for re-election when political newcomer Elizabeth Warren defeated him in 2012, becoming the first woman elected to serve as a US senator from Massachusetts.