BOSTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump nominated former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown Thursday to be his ambassador to New Zealand.

The U.S. Senate will need to confirm the nomination.

After Trump was elected, Brown had been in the running to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs, but the president chose David Shulkin for the post in January.

Brown has been a political contributor at Fox News.

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He gained national recognition when he managed an upset victory over Martha Coakley in the 2010 U.S. Senate special election race to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat.

Donald Trump and former Sen. Scott Brown posed together in February 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Brown was defeated by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2012 and then lost a 2014 bid for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.

He endorsed Donald Trump in February 2016 before the New Hampshire Primary.