Republican Special Election

“I’m glad that tonight my fellow Republicans had a choice,” Brown said. “Had I not been on the ballot, they would not have had a choice.”

He stressed the importance of Republicans coming together like they did Wednesday.

“We came together and made a decision, and I support that decision,” Brown said.

Brown’s wife, Karina, told the newspaper in a written statement: “I think it’s important for voters to have options. I love our democracy and look forward to a good race the next few weeks.”