Elsewhere, competitive races could yet develop such as in New Hampshire, where former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown may challenge freshman Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. He's a ninth generation Granite Stater; she was born in Missouri.Last month, Scott Brown raised speculation about running in New Hampshire during a visit to the state, claiming that he had been born there. It turns out that he was actually born in neighboring Kittery, Maine, however.
So while he was born in Maine and represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate (thus his nickname, Bangor Boston Brown*), the one thing he can't claim to be is a natural-born Granite Stater. Sure, Shaheen was born in Missouri, but she's never talked about running for Senate anywhere but in New Hampshire. Brown was on the ballot in Boston seven short months ago!
No matter what Karl Rove says, if Bangor Boston Brown slaps New Hampshire license plates on his pickup truck, those plates are going to be hot off the press, because he's going to need to move there first.
* While Bangor Boston Brown may abbreviate to BBB, he'll never take the place of our own brooklynbadboy, the original triple-B.
2:21 PM PT: This post has been updated to consistently use "Bangor Boston Brown." A previous version of this post used "Bangor Boston Brown" and "Boston Bangor Brown" interchangeably. If you prefer "Boston Bangor Brown" to "Bangor Boston Brown," I sincerely regret disappointing you.