12/20/2013 01:50 pm ET

Scott Brown Dismisses Protests: 'It Kind Of Energizes Me'

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) didn't receive the warmest welcome at a New Hampshire Republican State Committee holiday party on Thursday night.

NPR reported that the new Granite State resident was met at the party by more than 100 protesters -- a mix of gun rights activists and Democrats. The protesters held signs reading "Brownbagger Go Home To Mass" and wore stickers with slogans like "If it's Brown, Flush it!"

As he arrived at the party, Brown said he was surprised that his presence attracted protesters, but wasn't flustered.

"It kind of energizes me, I have to be honest with you," he told reporters, according to the Boston Globe.

In a statement released earlier on Thursday, Brown said his move with his wife to New Hampshire was a "strictly personal" decision and that he has "nothing to announce with regard to my future political plans."

As the Concord Monitor first reported, Brown established a new political action committee, called The People's Seat PAC, on Oct. 11. Having a political action committee allows him to donate to candidates across the state.

The deadline to file for a U.S. Senate run in New Hampshire is June 13, 2014. Brown would challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) if he were to run.



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