Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is a candidate to be nominated secretary of veterans affairs for the incoming Trump administration, according to a Boston Globe report Friday evening.
Brown, who served over 30 years in the Army National Guard, said President-elect Trump called him Friday to tell him that he was under consideration.
"He said he's making his highest recommendation to his committee that they consider me," Brown said.
He said Trump asked him what his passion was, to which he replied, "military service."
"Quite honestly, it's the toughest Cabinet position," Brown said he told Trump. "It transcends party."
Trump once floated Brown as a potential vice presidential running mate, before settling on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Brown won a special election in 2010 to replace the late Ted Kennedy as Massachusetts senator and serve out the remainder of his term ending in 2013. He later lost bid to serve a full term to Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
Brown then relocated to New Hampshire and ran an unsuccessful campaign for Senate in 2014 to unseat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. He endorsed Trump for president in February, just before the New Hampshire primary.