Scott Brown

Former US Senator (R-MA), Former Candidate for President, TBN Contributor

Scott Brown was born September 12, 1959 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Scott's parents met when his mom was a waitress at Hampton Beach and his dad was an airman at Pease Air Force Base. They met, fell in love, and a year later Scott was born. When he left the hospital, he went home to his first house on Islington Street in Portsmouth.

The childhood path walked by Scott was not an easy one. After overcoming a childhood of abuse and neglect, which he chronicled in his best-selling memoir, 'Against All Odds' Scott was accepted to Tufts University where he played basketball for all four years and became captain of the team. He graduated cum laude in 1981 and then went on to earn a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1985.

At the age of 19, Scott joined the Army National Guard after being inspired by their emergency response efforts during the historic Blizzard of '78. Scott rose from a boot camp recruit eventually becoming an officer. He was branch qualified as an infantry, quartermaster and Judge Advocate General. For the last three years, Scott has been performing his duty at the Pentagon. In August 2012, Scott was promoted to the rank of Colonel. After nearly 35 years of service, Scott will retire from the military with honors in May 2014.

Scott first got involved in elected office at the local level, as a town assessor, and his passion for public service led him to go on to serve as a selectman, state representative and state senator.

On January 19, 2010, Scott shocked the nation when he won the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Senator Ted Kennedy. In the Senate, Scott earned a reputation as someone with a strong independent streak who could get things done. This included banning insider trading by Members of Congress, making it easier for entrepreneurs to raise start-up capital via the Internet, providing tax credits to businesses that hire veterans or ensuring our veterans were properly buried at Arlington Cemetery with the honors they deserve.

Scott is seeking to return to the Senate to provide an important check and balance against a bloated federal government that is intruding into every aspect of our lives. One example is Obamacare, which has caused confusion and frustration for individuals and businesses. Scott wants more power to states so they can decide their own healthcare futures, instead of having a one-size-fits-all solution imposed from Washington.

Scott believes in an America that leads the world, and he looks with dismay at our weak and indecisive foreign policy that has diminished America's standing in the world, emboldening our enemies and frustrating our allies. He believes the answer is a strong America with a military that is respected by friend and foe alike.

Scott is a proud fiscal conservative who wants to make sure government doesn't spend more than it takes in. He believes that America's greatest days lie ahead, but that we must end the Washington culture that spends too much and taxes too much, interfering with job creation and economic growth. He also believes we have an obligation to pass on a brighter future to our children and grandchildren, resembling a nation as prosperous as the one he grew up in.

For nearly 28 years, Scott has been married to Gail Huff, a well-known television journalist. The couple lives in Rye, where they have had a home for 23 years, and they are the proud parents of two daughters- Ayla, 25, a country music star living in Nashville, and Arianna, 23, who will be entering veterinarian school in the fall. Both daughters are getting married this summer.

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