Former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was so busy picking a new state that he forgot to pick a party.

Whoever filled out Brown’s formal statement of organization for his campaign exploratory committee left blank the small gray box asking for the candidate’s party affiliation.

The Brown committee received a letter from the Federal Election Commission on Friday with a gentle reminder that Brown needed to select a party. As of Monday morning, his file on the FEC Web site did not have him listed as a Republican.

Brown’s campaign said it was an “administrative oversight that will be fixed when they drop ‘exploratory’ from the committee name on Thursday.” On Brown’s statement of candidacy form he is listed as a Republican.

Brown will make his run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire official on Thursday.

We assumed it was just an oversight, but with all the state swapping, you can never take anything for Granite.