Mitt Romney to campaign for Scott Brown next week


FILE - In this May 30, 2014, file photo, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney greets supporters before speaking at a rally for Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will officially endorse Republican Scott Brown for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire next week.

In an e-mail set to go out to supporters Tuesday morning, Brown, a former Massachusetts senator, says that he will campaign with Romney on July 2 in Stratham. Praising Romney and slamming President Obama, Brown laments the outcome of the 2012 presidential race.

"Oh, how we all wish things had turned out differently!" Brown writes. He argues that Romney was 'right about so many things, whether the subject is the still-sputtering economy, an aggressive Russia moving to expand its sphere of influence, or the vacuum left in Iraq by the failure to leave behind a residual force to secure our hard-fought gains."

Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, is well-known and very popular among New Hampshire Republicans. He won the 2012 primary there and owns a home in the state.

Brown is challenging Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). A recent Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll showed Shaheen leading Brown by 10 points.

CNN first reported that Romney would endorse Brown.

 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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