Former Sen. Scott Brown has won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reports.
The former senator staved off nine other Republican candidates in the Tuesday primary, including former state Sen. Jim Rubens. Brown will face Shaheen in the November general election.
Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2010 to 2013, lost his 2012 re-election bid to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). He moved to New Hampshire in December 2013 and kicked off his senatorial campaign in March.
Before jumping into the Senate race in New Hampshire, Brown had weighed running for governor of Massachusetts. He announced his decision not to seek the governorship last August, citing his fulfillment in the private sector and saying he wanted "to continue with that process."
Brown picked up some support from Massachusetts on the trail, though he left the state to attempt to nab a seat in New Hampshire. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney endorsed Brown in July, calling him "a terrific American, an independent voice, an independent thinker.”
HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates all publicly available polling data, shows Shaheen with a safe lead over Brown with just under two months to the general election: