Mitt Romney formally endorses Scott Brown in N.H. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Gail Huff held her niece Anna Lee Stohl as Huff’s husband, Scott Brown, and Mitt Romney leaned in to greet her during a campaign event at Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, N.H. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Huff and Stohl cheered following the singing of the national anthem at the gathering, during which Romney endorsed Brown in his bid for a US Senate seat in New Hampshire. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Brown, a Republican and former senator from Massachusetts, is taking on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee, criticized President Obama’s handling of the economy, which he said has been “bumping along the bottom for a long time.” Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Brown made the case that voters could show their disapproval with Obama by voting against Shaheen. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Brown faces a GOP primary, but is expected to emerge victorious in the Sept. 9 election. The general US Senate election is Nov. 4. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Brown addressed the crowd as Huff and Romney look on.