Scott Brown, the once (and future?) Senator, issued a release confirming that he’s leaving the Bay State in his truck’s rearview mirror. He sold his Wrentham house and permanently relocated to New Hampshire. The reasons are “strictly personal,” he says. (Nixon Peabody’s managing partner earlier confirmed that Brown will still work for them in Massachusetts, where he’s actually licensed to practice law. So, in that sense, his move really isn’t professionally motivated. But more on that in a moment.)
His statement reads, in part:
Both Gail and I love Massachusetts and like many parents whose children have grown and are moving on with their own lives, we are making personal choices that will reflect our new lifestyle without the kids. My returning to New Hampshire is strictly personal. For those who have read my book, you know that my first home was in New Hampshire. My family and I have long and strong ties to the Granite State that go back many generations.
I am looking forward to being close to my mom as she gets older and needs assistance from my sister and me. I am also looking forward to being closer to my immediate and extended family.
Once we get settled, we will do what many other people have done upon moving into New Hampshire. We will register to vote, get new licenses and enjoy the fact that there is no income or sales tax in New Hampshire.
I have nothing to announce with regard to my future political plans.
Ah, yes, those “future political plans.” For if publicly weighing a run for Senate from New Hampshire is “strictly personal,” then yes, one could say that Brown’s reasons for moving could be fairly deemed as such. After all, living in a state is step one for someone looking to represent that state in the capital. And when announcing a move there, emphasizing your deep roots is also probably a good bet, especially when the “carpetbagger” charges that he knows so well are already getting tossed his way. Anyway, auf wiedersehen, Scott. At last, we get a definitive answer on whether he’ll run for [Insert: open Massachusetts political office of the moment.]
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