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Foster's Daily Democrat: Brown Our Choice In The GOP Primary
By Editorial, Foster's Daily Democrat
August 10, 2014
In the Sept. 9 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, we urge voters to choose Scott Brown.
There are many reasons to make Brown the party's standard-bearer to challenge Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November.
He wants to balance the budget, get Social Security on a firm financial footing, address the myriad shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act and, in general, better spend our money.
Brown believes our tax code needs serious work. And he agrees with us that the government needs to lessen its role in picking winners and losers.
We whole heartedly agree that our borders must be secured and that President Obama has been instrumental in promoting illegal immigration.
And when it comes to immigration, we agree with Brown that compassion is in order. But that doesn't mean rubber stamping green cards or handing out citizenship papers for those who have come here illegally — young or not so young.
Brown struck a chord with us during a recent editorial board when he referenced President Ronald Reagan's admonition: “My 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy.”
Frankly, we don't want someone in the Senate who religiously bows to the demands of party leaders or one train of thought.
If elected Brown most certainly will raise our ire from time to time. We expect it. We demand it. It is part of the job — to listen, to think, to analyze, and come up with a responsible and fiscally sound way to address the problems facing our nation.
When we take all of the above into account and more, there is no way we cannot endorse Scott Brown for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate.