WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown finally took the plunge. And this time he kept his shirt on.
The former senator from Massachusetts, after keeping politicos in Washington and his newly adopted home state of New Hampshire guessing for months, announced Friday that he had formed an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in the Granite State this year.
The step -- he called it the start of a "Main Streets & Living Rooms Tour" -- is short of a full commitment to run for the seat held by first-term Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. It allows him to begin raising money and hiring staff as he moves toward formally entering the race.
"Starting tomorrow morning, and...