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Gail Huff Brown, wife of Scott Brown, files statement of candidacy for possible congressional run in NH

Gail Huff Brown pictured with Scott Brown in 2011.Bill Brett

Gail Huff Brown, a former Boston television reporter and wife of former Ambassador Scott Brown, appears to be moving closer to launching a run for Congress in New Hampshire.

Huff Brown told WMUR-TV in an interview Thursday that she filed what’s known as a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, which allows her to take preliminary steps like starting fund-raising.

“I am a conservative working mother, military spouse and new grandmother,” Huff Brown said in a follow-up tweet Thursday. “I’ve lived through tough races, and I know what it takes to win. I’ve been humbled by the support of family, friends – and if I believe I can lead the winning campaign, I will move forward.”

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If she formally enters the race, Huff Brown, who previously worked as a reporter for WCVB-TV, would be seeking the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Pappas.

Her husband served in the Trump administration as ambassador to New Zealand and was previously a Republican state and US senator in Massachusetts. The couple now resides in New Hampshire.



Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.