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Obama to Scott Brown: Get out of town

(Michael Dwyer/Associated Press)
(Michael Dwyer/Associated Press)

As we all know, moving is no fun. Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown recently decamped to New Hampshire, where he has taken steps toward again running for the U.S. Senate. And he’s not happy that President Obama wants him to pack up again.

In an interview with New England Cable News, Obama said he would prefer it if Brown headed south rather than north.

“If Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas, you know then we could always use some moderate Republicans in other parts of the country," Obama said.

Brown, who would face incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, was not pleased.

"President Obama and Jeanne Shaheen are joined at the hip," Brown said in a statement. "If it wasn't for Jeanne Shaheen, Obamacare would not have become the law of the land."

Brown said he wants Shaheen to bring Obama to New Hampshire -- where 51 percent of people disapprove of Obama's job performance, according to a Suffolk University poll -- to discuss health care.

"Nothing will stop me from continuing to tell the truth about this disastrous health care law and its negative effects on the people of New Hampshire," Brown said.

However, the poll doesn't hold good news for Brown, should he choose to run. It shows him trailing Shaheen 52 to 39 percent.

There's no word on whether Brown drove to New Hampshire in the green truck that was made famous during his 2010 special election victory.

Katie Zezima is a national political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential election. She previously served as a White House correspondent for The Post.



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