Elizabeth Warren’s New Hampshire Flub Not Nearly as Bad as Scott Brown’s Blunders

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, right, tried to fire up the crowd for US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, at left.
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, right, tried to fire up the crowd for US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, at left. –The Boston Globe

Correction: An earlier version of this article reported that Scott Brown was never a State Senator in Massachusetts. Brown served in the State Senate from 2004-10. The article has been updated to reflect this. We regret the error.

Two years after beating him in the hotly-contested U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren did her best Scott Brown impression. Just not on purpose.

Warren, who was stumping in New Hampshire on Saturday for that state’s U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen, tried to rally the crowd against her one-time [and Shaheen’s current] rival, who last year moved north to try his luck with Granite State voters.

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“The people of Massachusetts are not taking Scott Brown, they’re taking Jeanne Shaheen!’’ Warren insisted at the University of New Hampshire event before quickly realizing her error: “Sorry about that! Sorry about that!’’

Warren’s gaffe is understandable; she has been on a veritable US tour offering her endorsement for a number of Democratic campaigns across the country, including Martha Coakley’s on Sunday. Oh, one other thing on Warren’s flub: she, unlike Brown, is not currently a candidate.

Brown, on the other hand, has shown at least three signs of being unsure of which state he’s seeking public office in. It was revealed last week that in September he listed himself on a campaign finance report as a state senator employed by the “Commonwealth of MA.’’ Nearly a year ago, the former US Senator from Massachusetts told a group of reporters that the Granite State GOP lauded his work for “people here in Massachusett — uh, in New Hampshire, but also Massachusetts, obviously.’’ This summer, he mixed up the two New England states once again. Adding insult to injury, Brown jokingly encouraged out-of-state residents to commit voter fraud by coming to New Hampshire and voting for him.

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Wherever Brown thinks he is, recent polls show he and Shaheen are locked in a virtual tie in a race that will play a major role in determining which party controls the Senate next year.

Correction: An earlier version of this article reported that Scott Brown was never a State Senator in Massachusetts. The story has been updated to reflect that he served in the state senate from 2004-2010.

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