Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: NH UNION LEADER & SUNDAY NEWS: WASHINGTON VS. NH: WHAT THIS ELECTION IS REALLY ABOUT

 

 

 

 

New Hampshire Union Leader & Sunday News
November 2, 2014


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In 2008, New Hamspshire voters sent Jeanne Shaheen to Washington to represent us. The question for Tuesday is whether she did. In our view, she failed to do the job she was elected to do. Instead of being a strong, independent voice for New Hampshire, Shaheen settled into a quiet, passive role as one of President Obama's most trustworthy allies in the Senate.
 
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Asked last Thursday to name some issues where she disagreed with the President, she could name only one. He supports closing some military bases; she does not. That's it. She is 100 percent on board with the rest of the Obama/national Democratic Party agenda. Where is her agenda? Where is New Hampshire's agenda?


 

Shaheen says she puts New Hampshire first, but her record does not support the claim. It is not that she supported a President of her own party. It is that this President's agenda replaces New Hampshire solutions with Washington ones - by design. In Washington, Jeanne Shaheen has consistently supported Washington-dictated policies rather than ones that free Granite Staters to make their own choices.
 
By contrast, Scott Brown has a proven independent record, which is why Shaheen has spent so much time and energy trying to demonize him. In this campaign, he has made clear that he wants to take some of the power that Shaheen happily hands to the federal government and return it to New Hampshire.
 
He says that Granite Staters should be able to choose their own insurers, their own doctors, their own hospitals - rather than have those choices made for them by bureaucrats and lawmakers in Washington.
 
He says Granite Staters should be able to keep more of their hard-earned money rather than have it taxed and redistributed by politicians in Washington. We agree.