Scott Brown brings out protesters in NH
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaking in New Hampshire at an event earlier in 2013. (File)
About 250 members of the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition gathered peacefully across from the Hunt Memorial Building where the Republicans gathered, demonstrating against Brown, who they referred to as a "gun-banning Massachusetts carpet-bagger."
Jennifer Horn, state GOP chairman, said this week that the event was closed to the press, and that media would not be permitted inside to hear Brown's speech. To her word, a small group of reporters was asked to leave the building at the start of the fundraiser.
Speculation about whether Brown will challenge incumbent Shaheen has been on the rise this week as Brown confirmed he is moving to New Hampshire. He sold his house in Wrentham, Mass., and is relocating to Rye where he owns a vacation home.
His visit Thursday in Nashua was Brown's 13th public appearance in New Hampshire this year.
"I want to stand up for the Republican platform, and it frustrates me that party leadership is caving," State Rep. J.R. Hoell, R-Dunbarton, said Thursday during the rally. "He needs to come out and say 'yes' or 'no,' whether he is going to run or not."
"It is all part of the process, and making their voices heard," Horn said this week.
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