Shaheen Campaign Refusing To Respond to Efforts to Compromise On Arrogant Debate Demands
Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen is holding an important event hosted by the Nashua and Manchester Chambers hostage by refusing to even respond to efforts to compromise on her arrogant demands. Shaheen has refused to debate Scott Brown and even appear on the same stage with him.
"Senator Jeanne Shaheen is refusing to debate Scott Brown because she knows that she cannot defend her record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. Her arrogant demands have already caused the Manchester and Nashua Chambers to lose the national media organization and respected debate moderator that had agreed to participate in this important event," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen's disgraceful behavior insults voters and is extremely disrespectful to the event sponsors who are trying to provide a critical debate on jobs and the economy. It is time for her to accept the invitation to this event and agree to the commonsense compromise format that has been proposed."
When asked about her unwillingness to debate Scott Brown during an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio this week, Jeanne Shaheen lied and claimed that the chambers has asked for separate appearances from the candidates (Audio). The chambers had proposed a debate format that would have been moderated by respected Bloomberg News journalist Mark Halperin. Shaheen rejected this invitation.
Senator Shaheen has also declined invitations to debates hosted by Franklin Pierce University and WGIR-AM Radio.
Additionally, it has been 764 days since Jeanne Shaheen hosted a town hall meeting to answer questions from her constituents.