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BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW WEB VIDEO: "SOARING ELECTRIC RATES"
 
 
MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new web video, titled "Soaring Electric Rates," spotlighting Jeanne Shaheen's failed attempt to lower energy prices for New Hampshire families despite a long-ago promise to tackle the problem. 
 
In 1996, Shaheen acknowledged that in New Hampshire, "We have the nation's highest electric rates," but she promised "that's something I'm definitely going to change."
 
Electric rates have continually gone up since then. Just recently, roughly 288,000 homes and businesses were notified by their electricity providers that utility bills are slated to increase by 40 to 50 percent this winter, according to a report by NH1 News
. A recent Portsmouth Herald article stated customers could see their rates spike by 130 percent, calling it a “dire situation” for Granite Staters.
 
In March 2013, Jeanne Shaheen voted to pave the way for a new national energy tax. The measure, sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, created a fund into which revenues raised from a new tax on carbon would be deposited and spent.
 
According to a non-partisan study conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers, a national energy tax would trigger a $650 increase in home heating costs in New Hampshire. Yesterday, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad, "
National Energy Tax," taking aim at Shaheen's support for the Whitehouse Amendment.

Transcript "Soaring Electric Rates":

Jeanne Shaheen: We have the nation’s highest electric rates
 
That’s one thing I am definitely going to change

Anchor: New Hampshire, we have some of the highest energy costs in the nation 

Will most likely go up forty three percent
 
That’s going to be forty-two dollars a month more out of your pocket
 
That’s going to include about seventy-five thousand electricity customers here in New Hampshire
 
Jeanne Shaheen: So let me be clear
 
Anchor: Twelve dollars and forty-seventy cents per month extra 

That’s about twelve point two percent and that’s about eighty-three thousand homes and businesses in New Hampshire
 
Here’s the shocker folks
 
Fifty dollars a month
 
About fifty percent more for your bill
 
And they have about a hundred and thirty thousand New Hampshire customers