Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is hoping to return to the Senate representing New Hampshire. To do so, he wants to convince the Granite State’s voters that he’s a true native son.

But on his most recent campaign finance report, obtained by WMUR in Manchester, N.H., Brown appears to have listed his employer as “Commonwealth of MA” and his occupation as “state senator” on a $244 donation he gave to his own campaign.

“This was a clerical error and the report is being amended and re-filed accordingly,” Brown spokeswoman Elizabeth Guyton told The Hill.  The campaign did not offer further clarification on what aspect of the filing was erroneous. 


Brown previously served as a Massachusetts state senator, breaking onto the national political stage when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 in a special election following the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.).

After he lost to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in 2012, he moved his primary residence to New Hampshire, where his campaign website says he has had a home for 23 years. In public appearances and debates, he’s touted his family’s New Hampshire roots and noted that he was born in the state.

While Brown’s Massachusetts past is no secret to voters, the campaign filing is the latest reminder that, less than two years ago, he represented a different state from the one in which he is now running. Shaheen has regularly hit Brown on his split loyalties, most recently during a debate on Tuesday night.

For much of the campaign, Shaheen has held a slim but consistent lead over Brown. But polling out this week suggests the race is tightening, with the two running nearly even in three consecutive surveys.