"As bad as Jeanne Shaheen's record is, we're actually here for an even more important reason," former Gov. John H. Sununu said in introducing Brown. "We're here because we can count to 51. ... Fifty-one Republican senators, that's what it's all about in 2014."
"I'm scared to death that as a party we understand we need to nominate someone who can not only run a good race, but win," Mr. Sununu said, before slipping in a dig at Mr. Gingrich. "You don't make things work with smart quips."