Manchester, NH— In case you missed it, the Associated Press is highlighting this morning just how badly New Hampshire workers can't afford to send Scott Brown to the Senate due to his opposition to increasing the minimum wage. An increase would give 110,000 people in New Hampshire a much needed raise. Meanwhile, Brown has no problem collecting a paycheck worth more than a quarter million dollars from a company that has a record of outsourcing American jobs. Brown even endorsed that strategy in official Securities and Exchange Commission documents just two days before he became a candidate for Senate in New Hampshire.
“Labor Day provides a prefect reminder: Scott Brown is wrong for New Hampshire workers and families," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown's decision to collect a hefty paycheck from a company that sent jobs overseas, all while opposing an increase in the minimum wage for workers here in New Hampshire, proves that point. Scott Brown is for Scott Brown, his bank account, and the Big Oil and Wall Street special interests that fund his campaigns. He's definitely not for New Hampshire."
AP: N.H.'s Senate hopefuls differ slightly on minimum wage
By HOLLY RAMER
September 01, 2014 8:11 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — None of the top Republicans running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire wants to increase the federal minimum wage, and one of them wants to get rid of it altogether.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to increase federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10. But many Republicans oppose the increase, including former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith and former state Sen. Jim Rubens.
Brown supports the minimum wage and has voted for increases in the past, but doesn't think it should be raised now, and Rubens said increasing the minimum wage would lead to job losses and automation. Smith went further, saying the federal government shouldn't dictate what a private employer pays.
The winner of the GOP primary will face U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.