NHDP - Week Before Primary: Brown on Defense, Proves Yet Again He’s Wrong for New Hampshire


Manchester, NH—By all accounts, this was not the week Scott Brown was hoping for leading into his first New Hampshire Republican primary. In the past few days, Scott Brown was caught dishonestly claiming he didn't know about Kadant Inc.'s outsourcing strategy, even though official documents show he signed off on their strategies, encouraging out-of-state voters to come to New Hampshire to vote for him, dodging questions throughout a debate, and finally, claiming that as Senator he would do nothing to promote jobs and economic development for New Hampshire. 
“Scott Brown is continuing to show New Hampshire why he can't be trusted to stand up for the state's interests,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “From falsely claiming that he had no knowledge of Kadant’s outsourcing—despite having signed legal documents that prove otherwise— to urging out-of-state voters to come and illegally cast ballots in New Hampshire, or asserting that if elected he would not create even one job, and then clumsily avoiding answering questions and getting lambasted for refusing to take clear positions during his debate, this week only further proved that Scott Brown is for Scott Brown, not New Hampshire.”
Here’s a breakdown of Brown’s pre-primary week:
SUNDAY: Scott Brown's signature on legal documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission just two days before announcing his run for Senate, prove absolutely false Brown’s claim on WMUR’s CloseUp that he had no knowledge that a company paying him more than a quarter million dollars, Kadant, Inc., had a record of outsourcing and sending American jobs overseas.
MONDAY: The Associated Press highlighted on Labor Day 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.
TUESDAY: It was discovered that Scott Brown recently took to Howie Carr’s show on WRKO to encourage his out-of-state supporters to “come on over” and vote for him in New Hampshire, possibly because he doesn’t believe that he can beat Jeanne Shaheen with just New Hampshire voters. Boston.com reported on the exchange, in which Brown noted that New Hampshire has same day voter registration. A former county attorney filed a request that the Attorney General investigate Brown's attempt to lure out-of-state voters to New Hampshire.
WEDNESDAY: At an event in Hudson, Brown told the crowd that, if he becomes a Senator again, he is “not going to create one job, it’s not my job to create jobs.” Great message for Granite Staters trying to make a living and raise their families in New Hampshire.
THURSDAY: During the Republican Senate Primary Granite State Debate on WMUR, Brown was called out for dodging questions and refusing to take positions. Bob Smith said, “You didn't get an answer to the question. [Brown] goes on and on.” And Jim Rubens said, “you've been all over the map. This is emblematic of the way you address issues, and you can't do that. People want to know where you stand." Rubens even accused Brown of trying to “slither” around issues.