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Government Obama to Brown: Leave NH to Shaheen, Texas to Brown

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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says New Hampshire has a “great senator” in Democrat Jeanne Shaheen but he’d be “happy” if her possible challenger, former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown, wants to move to Texas because moderate Republicans are needed in other parts of the country.

Obama made the remark Wednesday during a White House interview with New England Cable News (bit.ly/1gSBxCb).

When asked if Brown is the kind of moderate Republican needed in the Senate, Obama said he’d wait to comment until Brown formally announces his candidacy. But he said “I’d be happy” if Brown wants to move to Texas because “we could always use” some moderate Republicans in other parts of the country.

He says New Hampshire’s “already got that covered” with Shaheen.

 

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