Scott Brown to establish residency in N.H.

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) intends to establish residency and register to vote in New Hampshire, a clerk for the oceanside New Hampshire town of Rye confirmed to First Read.

"Scott Brown expressed his intention to establish residency and register to vote here in Rye," Beth Yeaton, town clerk/tax collector for the town of Rye, N.H., told First Read. 

Brown, who is thinking about a run for the Senate next year from the Granite State against incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, owns a vacation home about a block or so from the ocean in the town of Rye, which is south of Portsmouth and about an hour from Boston.

He also reportedly just sold his home in Massachusetts this week. The house was listed for sale at $555,000.

The blog Red Mass Group first reported that Brown was going to be registering to vote in Rye.

National Republicans think Brown would be able to raise the money necessary to take on Shaheen. On Wednesday, Shaheen was using Brown to raise money, too. 

"This morning a Wall Street Super PAC backing Scott Brown went up on air in New Hampshire with $70,000 behind a TV ad attacking me," Shaheen wrote in a fundraising email to supporters. "The right-wing Super PACs are desperate to take back the Senate – and they know that to do that they must win in New Hampshire. It is so important my campaign’s increasing our online goal to $70,000 by Friday – enough to match their spending. We’re halfway there, but I need your help to get the rest of the way. We’ve got $62,803 to go – every day we wait is another day these attacks go unanswered. Can you give now?"