Who in NH Has Donated to Scott Brown?

A long list of CEOs, entrepreneurs and Republicans have donated in the past.

If Scott Brown ever does decide to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, he'll likely have some donors already lined up.

In his recent failed re-election bid, former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) collected hundreds of checks from New Hampshire residents–totaling at least $286,076, according to FEC records from 2011 to 2012. It's a slice of the itemized contributions of $18,623,227, but notable given the long line of federal candidates already asking Granite Staters to get out their checkbooks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among them.

A quick review of the FEC reports–after Brown told reporters he would not rule out anything from his political future, such as a campaign in New Hampshire–shows the man with a second home in Rye, N.H., has more than a few friends here.

Brown's New Hampshire donors include major CEOs, lawyers, bankers, doctors, entrepreneurs and major Republican names. The list features the likes of:

  • Entrepreneur and former Gov. Craig Benson of Rye
  • John Connaughton, Bain Capital – Managing Director, of Portsmouth
  • William DeLuca, DeLuca Family of Dealerships, of Windham
  • Joseph Tucci, EMC – Board Chairman, Nashua
  • Charles Moran, Skillsoft CEO and founder, Bedford
  • Daniel Plummer, Two International Group, Portsmouth
  • Paul M. Meister, Liberty Lane co-founder, CEO, Hampton
  • Richard Napolitano, EMC executive, Hollis
  • Sean Mahoney, businessman, NHGOP and former congressional hopeful, of Portsmouth
  • Paul Holloway, of Holloway Automotive Group, businessman and philanthropist, and current chairman of the NH Community College System, of Rye
  • Harry Crews, AutoFair president, of Bedford
  • Joel W. Maiola, consultant and former chief of staff for former U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), of Concord

Brown has a couple more high-profile events in New Hampshire. On Saturday, April 13, he is scheduled to be one of the speakers at the 3rd Annual Combined Officer and Enlisted Association's State Conference in Manchester. Other speakers include Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster.

Tom Linehan April 13, 2013 at 01:40 PM
@Atlant Schmidt It is largely up to the left. They are the ones for the most part who have championed campaign laws. But don't get your hopes up on individual spending being regulated. The First Amendment allows you to spend all you can as an individual. But you can make the parties and groups disclose the donors and amounts. What we had before all these laws was pretty close. There was no internet at the time so disclosure was less of an issue anyway.
JPF36 April 13, 2013 at 01:58 PM
I have no issue with Scott Brown running for office in NH. He owns a cottage in Rye and has for many years. He pays property taxes in NH as well. At least he isn't like Hillary, as she bought a house in New York just so she could run.
JPF36 April 13, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Terry, It just goes to show that the resident Democrats certainly are allowed to express their views and say it any way they wish but we are censored for expressing ours. Actually Jan's posts are professional while her husband's are .... .
Seamus Carty April 13, 2013 at 02:37 PM
I am not sure that I would vote for Brown, but do not see any harm in having more candidates to choose from.... We have seen politicians cross state lines before and run for office. No big deal there.
Seamus Carty April 13, 2013 at 02:41 PM
"(who aren't hiding behind screen names)" When she posted on the Nashua Telegraph site before Patch launched, Janice Schmidt (state rep; D-Nashua) went by the name "tesha". I guess she decided to stop hiding when she decided to run for office.... As for "Atlant", he only used his first name until recently and expected that those reading Patch would google his name and realized that "Atlant" was a first name and that his name was "Atlant Schmidt" and that he was married to Jan Schmidt and that he was her campaign manager. I guess he has come out of hiding as well. And somehow the fact that the local poll workers know who He is means that voter ID is not required in NH... The ego knows no bounds...


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