Absentee Senator Declines Invitation To Debate The Issues


Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today after Senator Jeanne Shaheen informed organizers at Franklin Pierce University that she will not participate in the first debate of the general election:


"New Hampshire voters deserve a robust debate about the issues and ample opportunity to compare Scott Brown's record of independent leadership with Jeanne Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. It is unacceptable for Senator Shaheen to duck debates - especially since she has declined to hold any town hall meeting for over two years," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen wants to limit a discussion about the issues in this campaign because she knows that she can't defend her blind support for President Obama's disastrous agenda. Shaheen's unwillingness to participate in every debate insults voters and proves that New Hampshire needs a new senator in November." 


Scott Brown has challenged Senator Shaheen to participate in seven debates - the same number of debates that Walt Havenstein and Governor Maggie Hassan have agreed to hold in their race.