Former Boston television personality Gail Huff Brown has decided to make a run for the First Congressional District seat held by Chris Pappas, the fifth Republican to announce.

Huff, the wife of Scott Brown who ran for Senate in 2014 against Jeanne Shaheen filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission that allowed her to begin fundraising and test the waters of a possible campaign.

In a video released Tuesday morning Brown announced that she was all in for the 2022 Republican primary.

Describing herself as a "conservative working mom and military spouse," Brown said she is worried about a number of issues including the national debt,  welfare programs that discourage work, failed immigration policies, cancel culture and the "disastrous  foreign policies of the Biden-Pelosi-Pappas  Administration."

"Congress is broken. Chris Pappas doesn't represent our Granite State values. We need a serious candidate with real-life experience running for the right reasons to get America back on track," Huff Brown said.

Huff Brown said she knows how to run a tough campaign looks forward to meeting with residents.

“Huff Brown’s entrance into this primary campaign underscores this GOP primary field is a collection of out-of-state, out-of-touch, and out of their mind candidates," the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said in a statement. "As these unserious, extreme candidates focus on fighting each other and for Donald Trump’s affection, Democrats will keep delivering for Granite State families.”

Julian Acciard, 33, state Representative Tim Baxter, 23, Karoline Leavitt, 24 and Matt Mowers, 31 who lost to Democrat incumbent Pappas in the 2020 general election have all announced their candidacies.

On their respective Twitter accounts, Mowers announced he had already raised $450,000 while Leavitt said she raised $333,000.

Leavitt has made her work in the White House press office during the Trump administration a part of her campaign. Mowers was a senior advisor to Trump who got the president's endorsement during both the primary and general election in 2020.

Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski, who was accused of harassing the wife of a political donor during a Las Vegas fundraiser, also has an unspecified role with Mowers campaign. Mowers has not commented on the allegations.

 

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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