How many generations of family ties does the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts have to New Hampshire? Try nine.
Scott Brown was one of the speakers at the 3rd Annual Combined State Conference of the New Hampshire National Guard Officer and Enlisted Associations on April 13 in Manchester. After the Army National Guard colonel spoke, he addressed the press and was asked again about his interest in a possible political campaign in New Hampshire. Similar to what he said a week ago, he said:
"Nothing's off the table, but nothing's on the table, either."
Brown, who has a second home in Rye, N.H., was also asked whether friends in the Granite State are encouraging him to run.
"I think it's important to note, I do have ties to New Hampshire. For me to be here is not unusual. I have nine generations of ties to New Hampshire."
To the audience, Brown spoke of the Senate work he did, in concert with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and others, to target fraud and waste in military contracts in Afghanistan. As deputy to the Chief Counsel to the Chief of the National Guard, Brown and his team wrote a new sexual assault policy to be consistent across the states and to ensure citizen-soldiers are safe and secure as they serve.
Among other remarks, Brown encouraged Guard members in attendance to stay involved. "It's critically important that you challenge your elected officials," he said. "You've got to check what their voting records are."