04/08/2014 05:54 pm ET

Marco Rubio To Support Scott Brown In New Hampshire Senate Bid: Politico


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans on supporting former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) as he launches a bid to return to the Senate, this time representing New Hampshire, Politico reported Tuesday.

Rubio disclosed that his 2014 political activities will involve appealing to both the moderate and conservative wings of the Republican Party. The Florida senator has already come out in support of conservative Rep. Tom Cotton's (R) campaign to unseat Sen. Mark Pryor (D) in Arkansas.

Brown plans to formally announce his campaign against incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on Thursday. However, to get Shaheen's seat he must first beat former Sen. Bob Smith, former state Sen. Jim Rubens and conservative activist Karen Testerman in the Republican primary.

Rubio asked his supporters to make donations when Brown first ran for Senate in a 2010 Massachusetts special election, and won. In 2012, the two senators fundraised together in Florida to support Brown's reelection. Brown lost his bid that year to now-Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Brown will retire from military service in late June, as his campaign to unseat Shaheen heats up. He has served in both the Maryland and Massachusetts National Guards.



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