Washington – Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will headline a fundraiser for fellow Republican Dan Debicella, who is challenging Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District.

The announcement Wednesday by the Debicella campaign did not disclose where or when the event would take place.

Brown was considered among the most moderate Republicans on Capitol Hill when he was in office, but in 2012, Massachusetts voters preferred liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who now represents the state in the Senate.

Undaunted, Brown is now challenging New Hampshire Democrat, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

“I am honored to have Senator Brown’s support,” said Debicella in a statement. “I truly believe that his brand of main street conservatism that focuses on problem solving and positive ideas for our country is how we will get America working again. I look forward to working with Senator Brown to return common sense to Washington.”

According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Himes has a fundraising edge over Debicella. But the National Republican Congressional Committee has named Debicella a “contender” in its “Young Guns” program, a step toward receiving substantial help from the national party.

This is the second time Debicella challenges Himes. He failed in his first attempt to unseat Himes in 2010.

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Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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