Brown For US Senate - Weekly Roundup





Good Afternoon,

Below is a recap of Scott Brown's week on the campaign trail. Every Friday, we hope to send along a roundup like this to highlight the news of the week. Thanks for reading.


Scott Brown Retires from the Military

On Tuesday, Scott Brown retired from the
 Army National Guard this week after 35 years of service. He signed up for the Guard after witnessing the brave service of guardsmen during the Blizzard of 1978 and became part of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), before being promoted to Colonel in 2012. During his retirement ceremony, he was presented with the Legion of Merit.
Brown Campaign Releases New Veterans For Brown Video

The campaign rolled out a powerful new Veterans for Brown video called, “Proud to Serve,” which you can watch HERE. The video shows New Hampshire Veterans talking about their service and discussing why they trust Scott Brown to look out for them in the U.S. Senate because he understands what they have been through. 


Paul Chevalier Endorses Scott Brown in New Hampshire Union Leader

Veteran Paul Chevalier wrote an op-ed in the New Hampshire Union Leader endorsing Scott Brown:
>From the Op-Ed: “Scott Brown has a unique insight into the challenges facing veterans in America today, because he served in the Army National Guard for 35 years. He has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us before, and we can count on him to do it again in the United States Senate…At every step of his career, Scott has demonstrated his faithfulness to America’s veterans. He understands that the noble men and women who put everything on the line to defend our liberty and freedom deserve to be treated with respect and dignity when they come home. This means that they should be able to find work and receive adequate health care, and as senator, Scott will do whatever it takes to make this a reality.”
Brown Renews Call For Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to Resign

Also this week, Brown reaffirmed his call on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to step down in response to the 40 patient deaths that occurred because of delays in care at a VA Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Brown asked, "How many veteran deaths does it take for someone to lose their job?"
Brown Raises Concerns On Shaheen's Dangerous Foreign Policy Stance  

Meanwhile, The New Hampshire Union Leader wrote an editorial on Thursday that highlighted Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s failure while on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to take up Senator Brown’s bill in 2012 requesting that Boko Haram be looked at as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Senator Shaheen refused to answer questions when asked about this topic after a hearing, as seen in a video HERE.

Scott Brown criticized Jeanne Shaheen for saying that Boko Haram, a well-known Islamic terrorist group, should not be confused with Islam. The BBC noted that the organization, "promotes a version of Islam which makes it 'haram,' or forbidden, for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society." 

From the Union Leader editorial: “What does Scott Brown have to do with this? He was the sponsor of the Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Act… The bill died in the Foreign Relations Committee, on which Sen. Jeanne Shaheen sits.
Have a great weekend!