Scott Brown being considered for ambassador to New Zealand: report
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Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts ousted by Democrat Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOn The Money: Senate banking panel showcases 2020 Dems | Koch groups urge Congress not to renew tax breaks | Dow down nearly 400 | Cuomo defends Amazon HQ2 deal Election Countdown: Florida fight ends with Scott, DeSantis wins | Dems see Sunbelt in play for 2020 | Trump to campaign in Mississippi ahead of runoff | GOP wipeout in Orange County | Ortiz Jones concedes in Texas House race Sanders on 2020 White House bid: 'We're looking at it' MORE in 2012, is under consideration to serve as President Trump’s ambassador to New Zealand, the Boston Globe reported Friday.

Brown was a rumored pick for Trump’s secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), but the position was ultimately given to David Shulkin, who led the VA’s healthcare system during the Obama administration.

Sources told the Globe that Brown’s consideration for the Wellington post was still in its early phase, and he could ultimately be asked to take on another role. All ambassadors have to undergo the Senate confirmation process.


Brown was an early backer of Trump's White House campaign, endorsing the real estate mogul ahead of the New Hampshire primary, which Trump won.

Brown won a special election in 2010 following the death of former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), but failed to win a full Senate term, being defeated by progressive firebrand Warren two years later.

After the defeat, Brown ran unsuccessfully for Senate in New Hampshire against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDems slam Trump for siding with Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi killing Senators push back on Russian official's candidacy for Interpol president Sunday shows preview: New members preview agendas after Democratic House takeover MORE in 2014.