Fox terminates Scott Brown’s contract, confirms his exploratory committee

March 14, 2014
 In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, then-Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., waves to supporters from his bus after a campaign rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, then-Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., waves to supporters from his bus after a campaign rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Fox News has confirmed that former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has told the network that he will file an exploratory committee for the New Hampshire Senate race.

His contract with the network has been canceled, as is standard practice for candidates for office.

“Scott Brown’s contributor agreement was officially terminated today once he notified Fox News of his intention to form an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire," Fox News executive vice president of programming Bill Shine said.

Brown just recently renewed his contract.

The Washington Post and others reported Thursday that Brown would announce his exploratory committee on Friday. Brown will seek to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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