Last Week at Frisbie, Brown Also Handed Pledge for His Signature
Concord, NH — New Hampshire voters want Scott Brown to sign the exact same pledge he signed in Massachusetts to keep third party spending out of his last Senate race, that's the message that Brown is receiving loud and clear as he tours New Hampshire. In fact, two new videos released today from the New Hampshire Democratic Party show Brown being personally asked to sign his own pledge by New Hampshire voters, first at Frisbie Hospital last week, and then again at Plymouth State University this past Saturday. In both instances, Brown showed that he doesn't think that what was good enough for Massachusetts is good enough for New Hampshire.
While visiting Frisbie last week, Brown rushed by a woman asking him why he has so far refused to sign the pledge. Then, on Saturday, in response to being pressured by local students at Plymouth State University on the pledge, Brown repeatedly told the crowd, which included former New Hampshire State Senator Deborah Reynolds, that he would do nothing to prevent the wave of outside spending that is sure to flood New Hampshire’s airwaves. Brown instead brushed aside a student who presented him with a petition, signed by 90 students in less than 24 hours, calling on him to join Senator Shaheen in signing the People’s Pledge that he came up with in Massachusetts.
“It's disappointing that Scott Brown appears to have no regard for concerned students or the people of New Hampshire,” said Plymouth State University student and New Hampshire native, Brandon Lemay of Manchester. “Nearly one hundred students signed a petition in twenty-four hours because we are sick of third party groups coming in and running misleading negative ads. Scott Brown used to think voters should hear directly from their candidates. Apparently what was a good idea in Massachusetts is a bad idea now that Scott Brown has crossed the border into our state."
“Scott Brown was on to something when he came up with the People’s Pledge in 2012. He himself said that the pledge worked—it kept third party spending out of the race, allowing voters to hear directly from their candidates. Now the people of New Hampshire want that same opportunity. He absolutely needs to sign the pledge,” said former New Hampshire State Senator Deborah Reynolds. “The People’s Pledge is just the latest example of Jeanne Shaheen’s commitment to the people of New Hampshire. In the Lakes Region, Senator Shaheen has supported our higher education system, worked to reform the student loan system, and secured funding for our community colleges. She has demonstrated her commitment to a better future for families across the state for over a decade. Scott Brown can’t just show up, refuse to sign the People’s Pledge, and expect to earn the trust of voters here.”
While Brown continues to turn his back on the citizens of this state, his campaign did have time to release a memo whining about the scrutiny of his record and ignoring the fact that the Massachusetts politician has spent the last year attacking New Hampshire’s Senator, Jeanne Shaheen. All the while, his Big Oil, Wall Street, and Washington special interest allies have spent more than a million and a half dollars on attack ads misleading voters about Jeanne Shaheen’s work for the people of New Hampshire – outspending other groups by more than a three-to-one margin.
“It's tough to take Scott Brown's complaints about negative attacks seriously considering he just spent a year attacking Jeanne Shaheen on FOX News," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. "If he's really concerned about ‘a wave of negative attacks from outside groups,' he should sign the same exact People’s Pledge he proposed in his Massachusetts race and put a stop to them right now. Brown bragged about the pledge he proposed just last month, and has said he signed it because Massachusetts ‘deserved better,’ but apparently, according to Brown, New Hampshire isn't worthy of the same respect."