It’s clear the momentum is on our side, as last night’s new WMUR Granite State Poll indicates the New Hampshire Senate race is now a statistical dead heat. As Real Clear Politics put it, “these latest numbers show a dramatic swing in Brown’s direction” and that “Scott Brown is back in the ballgame.”
It was another busy week on the trail, as Scott continued pounding the pavement and earning every vote. On Monday, he welcomed Arizona Senator and American hero John McCain to the Granite State for a joint town hall meeting at Pinkerton Academy in Derry that focused on foreign policy. See below for some great pictures from the event.
There are only 18 days to go before the primary and just 74 days until we defeat Senator Shaheen. For this to happen, we need your help. Now is the time to get involved. We have opportunities for you to knock on doors, make phone calls, march in parades with Scott and more. Scroll down to our bulletin board for full details.
Yesterday, WMUR's Granite State Poll indicated that Scott has closed the gap by 10 points on Senator Shaheen in the last six weeks and showed that this contest is now within the margin of error. Check out what the news media was saying about the new state of the race:
NH Journal's John DiStaso: “The numbers suggest that Brown and the state GOP have been effective in their recent attacks on Shaheen on immigration/border security and her failure to hold traditional town halls for more than 700 days.”
WMUR's James Pindell:"This will go down as one of the most important days of this New Hampshire U.S. Senate contest"
New Hampshire Speaks Town Hall With Sen. John McCain
Scott continued his "New Hampshire Speaks" town hall series on Monday at Pinkerton Academy with Senator John McCain. Senator McCain, who won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 2000 and 2008, was famous for holding these unfiltered discussions with the public across the state, and Monday was no different. He and Brown discussed foreign policy and answered questions on a variety of issues.
The Boston Globe said that both men answered questions, "capably and, occasionally, with humor," and wrote that they, "were at ease with the format." The Eagle Tribune observed that, "the audience, which included students, veterans and some older residents, mostly supported Brown in his quest for senator," while Roll Call noted that, "anyone who signed-in at the door would be allowed to attend, regardless of affiliation."
Scott Gets The Front Page Treatment, Twice
On Tuesday, Scott stopped into a local business in Newport and then held another "New Hampshire Speaks" town hall event in Franklin. His visit in Newport was front page news in the Eagle Times, while the Franklin town hall made it on the front of the Citizen of Laconia. Click below to read the stories and check out the newspapers from that day.
Volunteer of the Week: Danielle Maxwell (and Owen)
Congrats to Danielle Maxwell and her son Owen for being our volunteers of the week! Danielle is actually neighbors with Scott and Gail in Rye and has know them for years. She is volunteering because she feels, "that if we have a few more 'good guys' in Washington, we could turn this country around." Thanks for all your help, Danielle. Click here to learn more about her, and why she is spending time working to elect Scott.
From The Trail...
In addition to his two "New Hampshire Speaks" events this week, Scott continued to crisscross the state, spending time at local businesses and meeting with Granite Staters. He spoke at a Raymond GOP Meeting, gave remarks at the Londonderry Rotary Club, met with voters at Whipple Hall in New London, toured Preferred Building Systems in Claremont and more.
"We Should Be Focused On Securing The Border And Enforcing Existing Law"
Scott issued a statement earlier this week after news reports indicated that President Obama was inching closer to unilaterally extending amnesty to millions of people who are in our country illegally.
Brown said that the President's proposed action, "is not the way to fix our broken immigration system," and that, "we should be focused on securing the border and enforcing existing law." To read the full statement, click here.
Join Scott tonight to watch a screening of Fox News' "Obamacare In New Hampshire" documentary. After the screening, Scott will take questions. The event starts at 6:00 P.M. and is at 9 Hotel Drive in Dover at the Hampton Inn.
Executive Councilor Sununu Endorses Scott
Wednesday afternoon, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu released a statement endorsing Scott's candidacy. Saying that Brown, "will give New Hampshire its own voice in Washington," Executive Councilor Sununu asked all Granite Staters to reach out and support Scott this fall. Read his endorsement here.
Campaign Bulletin Board SIGN WAVE AT EXETER DEBATE
Scott will be debating his Republican primary opponents tomorrow at Exeter Town Hall at 6:00 P.M. Come by and show your support for Scott by holding a sign for him while he debates. You can get more details or RSVP to Mara Mellstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: August 23, 2014 Time: 6:00 P.M. Location: Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
PEMBROKE/ALLENSTOWN OLD HOME DAY PARADE
Join Scott at the Pembroke/Allenstown Old Home Day Parade tomorrow. We'll be marching with Scott and handing out literature to individuals along the route. You can get more information or RSVP to John Pearson at email@example.com
Date: Saturday, August 23 Line Up Time: 9:00 A.M. Location: Allenstown Police Station, 40 Allenstown Road, Allenstown, NH 03275
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!
KNOCK SOME DOORS
We are organizing times for supporters to go door-to-door and talk with their neighbors about why they are supporting Scott. See below for when we will be in you're area, and come out and spread the word about Scott's candidacy.
CONCORD DOOR-TO-DOOR Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 Meeting Location: In Front of NH State House, 107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301 Time: 12:00 P.M. Contact: John Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org
KEENE DOOR-TO-DOOR Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 Meeting Location: Lindy's Diner, 19 Gilbo Avenue, Keene, NH 03431 Time: 11:00 A.M. Contact: John Pearson at email@example.com
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 25th 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Women for Brown August 26th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Small Business Owners August 27th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Families for Scott August 28th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
College Students & Young Professionals August 29th 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.