- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 16, 2016

GOP front-runner Donald Trump told a crowd at a New Hampshire rally hosted by Scott Brown that the former senator could be his running mate in the 2016 race.

After Mr. Trump asked Mr. Brown at the rally on Saturday whether he would consider running for public office again, a member of the audience floated the idea of a Trump-Brown ticket, The Hill reported.

“Vice president — hey, that sounds like it could, hey, hey, very good,” Mr. Trump responded.

“Hey, you know what? And he’s central casting. Look at that guy. Central casting,” he added, according to The Hill. “He’s great. Great guy and a great, beautiful, great wife and family. So important.”

Mr. Brown hosted the Trump rally as part of his “No BS Backyard BBQ” series. He is also set to hold a rally with Mr. Trump’s latest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz this weekend.

Mr. Brown, a former Massachusetts senator, relocated to the granite state to challenge incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for her seat in 2014 but lost the race.

In 2010, he won a special election to replace former Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died in office, but was later ousted by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2012.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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