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NHDP - ICYMI: Democrats Launch “One of the Toughest Spots to Hit Brown This Cycle” 

In case you missed it, this morning Majority PAC launched what CNN has described as “one of the toughest spots to hit [Scott] Brown this cycle,” highlighting the former Massachusetts Senator’s ties to a controversial company that shipped jobs overseas and paid Brown a hefty $270,000 to sit on their board.
To watch the ad, click here:

First on CNN: With new ad, Democrats try to paint Scott Brown as Mitt Romney
By Ashley Killough, CNN
8:31 AM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014
Washington (CNN) -- A new political ad against Republican Scott Brown could easily have been an attack ad against Mitt Romney in 2012.
One of the toughest spots to hit Brown this cycle, the 30-second ad paints the former senator from Massachusetts as a "yes man" to a large corporation that has outsourced jobs.
While the ad never mentions Romney, who campaigned for Brown this summer, the outsourcing attack was a key strategy used by Democrats two years ago when Romney, a former private equity executive, was running for president.
In the ad, released by Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic group highlights Brown's ties with Kadant, a Massachusetts paper company that named Brown to its board of directors last year.
Brown was ousted from Congress in 2012, but he's now fighting to reclaim a spot in the Senate, this time from New Hampshire where he's challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
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Sep172014 Headlines - September 16, 2014 

The Boston Globe




Here are highlights from today's Globe:

  • Compact Boston may have Olympic advantage: In contrast with its rivals’ spread-out plans for the 2024 Summer Games, Boston is offering itself as a city with a close array of venues. John Powers details the story.
  • Two strategies for rights: Black Americans use the ballot box, while Palestinians boycott the vote. Farah Stockman details the story.
  • For NFL, real issue is bottom line: It’s clear that Roger Goodell has become an indelible part of the problem and not a part of any solution to the Ray Rice fiasco. Steve Syre details the latest. 


Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to hold a town hall meeting on the state of New Hampshire's economy, in light of her recent comments regarding economic growth in the state:


"Maggie Hassan should be honest with her constituents about the dismal state of the economy in New Hampshire, instead of misleading them by saying that she has seen 'great growth' during her time in the corner office in Concord," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Maggie Hassan should immediately hold an open, transparent town hall event to discuss the real challenges facing New Hampshire's economy, so that Granite Staters can hold her accountable for her reckless and abysmal tenure as governor."   


Maggie Hassan's big government, tax and spend policies are significantly hurting New Hampshire's economy, as the state economy grew by only half the national average in 2013.  Further, Maggie Hassan's regulation heavy agenda is creating an unfriendly environment for business in the state, as evidenced by the state's drop to 30th best for business, a significant change from the rating of 19th best state for business when she was elected in 2012.




Maggie Hassan believes that the economy has seen "great growth" during her tenure as governor. "We are seeing great growth, and we are moving forward," Hassan said. (Josh McElveen, "Havenstein attacks Hassan on economy," WMUR, 9/15/2014)


New Hampshire's economy grew by only 0.9% in 2013, down from 1.2% in 2012 and severely behind the national average of 1.8% growth in 2013.  (U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013, 6/11/2014)


Under Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire has fallen from the 19th best state for business to the 30th best state for business according to CNBC.  (America's Top States for Business, CNBC, Accessed 9/16/2014)


NHDP Chair Ray Buckley & NJ Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Hammer Havenstein & Brown for Following in Christie's Disastrous Economic Footsteps 

As NJ Faces 8th Credit Downgrade, Christie Makes A 3rd Swing Through NH to Stump for Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown

Manchester, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley and New Jersey Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman joined a press call earlier today to discuss Governor Chris Christie’s disastrous economic record as he makes another trip to New Hampshire stumping for GOP candidates Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown.

Christie's failed economic record rivals that of his hand-picked candidate, failed CEO Walt Havenstein. Under Governor Christie’s watch, New Jersey’s credit rating has been downgraded eight times, while during Havenstein’s tenure as CEO of defense contractor SAIC, the company lost millions of dollars in revenue and its stock value plummeted 32%. During Christie's tenure, New Jersey has also regained less than half the jobs it lost in the recession, while SAIC shed thousands of jobs during Havenstein’s disastrous time as CEO.

“Havenstein’s failed economic record alone makes it clear that he shouldn’t be allowed to run our state, even before he started taking pointers in budget mismanagement from Chris Christie,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “As Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown hold up Chris Christie's economic disaster as a model for what they’d do to New Hampshire, they’re making it even clearer that they would devastate our middle class families and drive our economy into the ground.”

Christie is also expected to endorse Scott Brown during his upcoming trip to New Hampshire, bringing with him a large out-of-state donor network to help fund Brown's campaign. Right now, Big Oil, Wall Street, and other out of state special interests plan to spend millions in New Hampshire to try and buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat for their reliable ally Scott Brown – just so he can get back to the U.S. Senate to once again vote to protect their interests over middle-class Granite Staters.

“So if we take away anything from Christie's upcoming trip to our state – it will be further proof that Scott Brown is for Scott Brown, his bank account, and the Big Oil, Wall Street special interests that fund his campaigns,” added Buckley.

“The campaigns of Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown must be in worse shape if they really want to parade around with Governor Christie just days after New Jersey’s credit rating was downgraded for the 7th and 8th time since Governor Christie took office,” said Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. “Granite Staters can’t afford to let Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown do to New Hampshire what Chris Christie has done to New Jersey.”




MANCHESTER - As a follow-up to the letter Scott Brown sent yesterday to Jeanne Shaheen, the Brown campaign launched an online petition asking Shaheen to stay in Washington until passing bills to secure our border from homegrown terrorism.
“Senator Shaheen should not leave Washington before making real progress to secure the border and prevent American-ISIS fighters from returning home to the United States where they intend to do harm to others,” said Colin Reed, campaign manager for Scott Brown. “As the senior senator, it is time for Senator Shaheen to take this opportunity to stand with the people of New Hampshire, not with President Obama and his failed policies that she loyally supports 99 percent of the time."

This petition reasserts requests from Scott Brown's letter, asking for Shaheen to pass legislation to secure the border and prevent American-ISIS fighters from returning home.  In the letter, Brown writes about the heightened concerns of our porous border in light of recent terrorist threats, saying "If anyone (including ISIS) can cross our borders at any time, with anything in their possession, then Washington has no control over our nation's security from terrorist attack."
Senator Shaheen is a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee and has a record of supporting President Obama and his failed polices 99 percent of the time.
Click here to view the petition.