Scott Brown was on offense from start to finish this week. On Monday, he announced his "New Hampshire Speaks" tour, a town hall series that will allow him to hear directly from voters and answer their questions on the issues of the day. He held his first meeting in Salem on Tuesday, and the second will be next week in Nashua to discuss Obamacare. Click here for details, we would love to see you there.
Senator Shaheen, on the other hand, hasn't held a town hall meeting in nearly two years, and has adopted a Washington-centric Rose Garden strategy, largely invisible to both the people of New Hampshire and members of the media. This week, Scott also continued drawing a clear contrast with Senator Shaheen on the issue of illegal immigration. Shaheen has supported President Obama's pro-amnesty policies that have created the crisis we find ourselves in today. Yesterday, we zeroed in on her vote four years ago against sending members of the National Guard to the border to help stabilize the situation.
Scroll down for more on the news of the week, including must-see video of Scott and Gail taking the #icebucketchallenge.
"Voters Expect Candidates To Look Them In the Eye & Engage Them Directly"
Scott knows how important town hall meetings are to the New Hampshire political process, which is why he launched his "New Hampshire Speaks" tour.
On Tuesday, he was at the Black Water Grill to hold his first town hall meeting, and he answered a wide array of questions from the packed room. Check out some pictures from the meeting and take a look at what the Union Leader wrote about the event.
The campaign also unveiled a new video stressing the importance of candidates holding open meetings. The video featured Scott discussing the ongoing immigration crisis at a meeting in Kingston last week. Take a look below.
People across the region and country are participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Peter Frates, a former Boston College baseball player now afflicted with ALS. The concept is pretty simple: take a video of yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head, challenge others to do the same and post it on social media to help Strike Out ALS. This week, Ayla Brown challenged both her parents to take part. No way they were going to say no. See below to watch the video or click here for Scott's and here to view Gail take the challenge.
Congrats to the Pemberton Family from Bedford for being the Volunteers of the Week. From left to right are Megan, Patty, Steve, Kate and Matthew in the front. Megan has been an intern for the campaign but the whole family has been extremely helpful in spreading Scott's message and working to elect him in November. Click here to read more about why they are backing Scott in this race.
From The Trail...
Scott went over to the Maple Leaf Health Care Center on Wednsday for a barbecue and met with the staff of Cheney Properties later in the day. Earlier in the week he attended a GOP meeting in Rindge and knocked on doors in Stratham. Check out some of the photos from his visits below.
Scott Continues To Impress In Ed Boards
Both the Citizen of Laconia and Eagle-Tribune editorial boards had the chance to sit down with Scott this week, and wrote strong articles emphasizing his credentials as a candidate. Click below to read more:
Last weekend, Scott and Gail teamed up on a tandem bike to ride in the 111-mile Pan-Mass Challenge. A little wet weather and a broken chain did not hold them back from their ride to raise money for cancer research.
Campaign Bulletin Board NASHUA TOWN HALL
If you're in the Nashua area on Tuesday, come to the Crowne Plaza Hotel to attend our campaign's Obamacare Town Hall meeting. Scott will give brief remarks on how the Health Care Law is failing New Hampshire and then open the floor up for questions. Details are below:
Date: Tuesday, August 12 Time: 5:30 P.M. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua
GET A LAWN SIGN
Want a lawn sign? Check out our list of sign depots across the state where you can go and pick up a sign for your yard. There is contact information for each location, so just call up the place closest to you and get your sign!
CALL FOR SCOTT
Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's, we have phone banking at Campaign Headquarters from 6:00-8:30.
We are continuing our weekly special events, so find a day that is right for you and stop by. We're at 379 Elm Street in downtown Manchester.
Veterans Night August 4th 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Women for Brown August 5th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Small Business Owners August 6th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Families for Scott August 7th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
College Students & Young Professionals August 8th 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
We are also continuing to host phone banks across the state so everyone can get involved, make some calls and grow support for Scott.