Baldasaro said it was too early for him to decide whether he would endorse Brown should he challenge Shaheen.
Carson said she had no idea of Brown’s intentions.
“He’s been playing it very close to the vest,” she said. “When he’s ready to decide, I’m sure we will soon find out.”
Salem Selectmen’s Chairman Everett McBride Jr. said he hopes Brown will run.
“We need a fresh face, the old standard guards can go home,” McBride said. “He owns a home in New Hampshire and he knows the state well enough to represent it. I’m going to listen to what he has to say and see if there’s any indication to how he might feel.”
Harold Square owner Kim Cass said Baldasaro approached her about bringing Brown to the restaurant.
“(Baldasaro) is one of our regular customers,” she said. “We try to support our regular customers. But we try not to take sides when it comes to politics. Everyone is welcome.”
Brown will be at the restaurant between 7 and 9 p.m. tomorrow. He will be signing copies of his book, “Against the Odds.”