Scott Brown Speaks At Charity Gala

May 5, 2013

Former senator Scott Brown speaking at a gala in Nashua
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown spoke at a charity event in Nashua.

Brown appeared as the keynote speaker at a gala held by the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County.

The organization provides support for sexually abused children in New Hampshire.

Kristie Palestino is the Executive Director of the Granite State Children's Alliance and says the ball is a critical source of income for the group:

"This is our seventh annual gala. This is a fundraiser that raises 40% of our budget. This is a huge, huge piece of our budget. It's become incredibly popular."

In his speech, Brown addressed his own experiences with childhood abuse:

"People have asked me 'Why here? Why this group?' And the answer is because I was the kind of kid this group tries to help. And you have a very real mission."

In April, Brown told the Associated Press that he wouldn't rule out running against Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. Brown lost to Elizabeth Warren in last year's elections.

The former senator was last in New Hampshire in late April to speak at a Republican Committee luncheon in Hanover.