Scott Brown, the Republican senator from Massachusetts who lost reelection last year to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, could be competitive challenging a Democratic senator in the state next door, according to a new poll from the Washington Free Beacon. In a hypothetical match-up between Brown and New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat would lead by just four points.
Here's more from the Beacon:
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) would be within striking distance of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H..) if he decides to run in the 2014 New Hampshire senate race, a Washington Free Beacon poll found.
Brown trails Shaheen by just four points, 44 percent to 48 percent, in a June poll of 400 New Hampshire registered voters.
Brown, who has made frequent appearances in New Hampshire recently, has not ruled out running against Shaheen when she is up for reelection in 2014.
“The fact that [Brown] keeps a former governor and well-regarded United States Senator under 50 percent shows that that could be a true contest,” said Kellyanne Conway whose firm, the polling company inc./WomenTrend, conducted the poll for the Free Beacon.
Brown was first elected in a 2010 special election to the Senate in order to fill the seat once held by the late Democrat Ted Kennedy.