Press Releases

 

Wednesday
Oct222014

Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: SCOTT BROWN TELLS CHUCK TODD THE METRIC FOR A SECURE BORDER IS ONE THAT PEOPLE CANNOT CROSS

MANCHESTER - During tonight's debate, Scott Brown explained to Chuck Todd that a metric for a secure border is when "no one can come across it."

Scott Brown
NECN/Concord Monitor Debate
October 21, 2014


Click Here To Listen

TRANSCRIPT:


Chuck Todd:  So define secure border.  What is this metric?  I hear this point a lot.  What is the metric?  Tell the public what the metric is. That you will say okay the border is secure.
 
Scott Brown:  Sure, Sure the border is secure it is secure.  You notice it is secure when people don’t come across it.
 
Chuck Todd: But I mean, but people are always going to come across it.
 
Scott Brown: No
 
Chuck Todd: But what is is it a no no no no crowd please but
 
Scott Brown: Listen if you think the border is secure folks it’s not.  The border is absolutely not secure.  We see it each and every day.  You can see it in video clips.  You can speak to the Senators, and Mayors, and Governors who represent those great states it’s not secure.  You can do it through fences, through walls, through aerial surveillance, through infrared, through troops, through border security.   You know there is a whole host of ways to actually take care of our border and it is not being done.    I had voted to secure the border.   Whatever we do we have to make sure that happens first the President and his policy right now on immigration his effort right now is to expand and give status to people who aren’t entitled 
 
Wednesday
Oct222014

NHDP Statement on NECN’s NH Senate Debate 

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement on tonight’s NECN New Hampshire Senate debate:

“The debate tonight allowed New Hampshire voters to see exactly who is working for them, and who is working for Wall Street’s biggest banks and our country’s most profitable oil companies. While Jeanne Shaheen highlighted her record of fighting for middles class families and small businesses in New Hampshire, Scott Brown merely parroted talking points, hurled attacks that have been proven false by independent fact checkers, and proved he knows little about the values of his newly-adopted state. Only one candidate in this race is for New Hampshire, and that is Jeanne Shaheen.”
Wednesday
Oct222014

NRSC - How do you know when Jeanne Shaheen is panicked?

Good evening – 

How do you know when Jeanne Shaheen is panicked? When she’s forced to directly lie about her own record to Granite Staters.  

During the debate tonight, Scott Brown discussed the importance of nuclear power – mentioning that Senator Shaheen opposed it. An exasperated Shaheen threw her arms in the air and was adamant that she didn’t oppose nuclear power.


Click here to watch.

 

 

It was an odd response, considering her opposition to Seabrook in the mid-1980’s. Don’t take our word for it, take Jeanne Shaheen’s. In 1986, she told UPI that nuclear power “is not a safe way to generate power.” (“Nuclear Power Campaign Issue In New Hampshire,” United Press International, 10/11/86). Here’s Jeanne Shaheen on video in 1987 arguing against nuclear power:     

Click here to watch.

 


In addition to lying, Senator Shaheen seemed completely unprepared on several topics, most notably on Ebola.  Shaheen has been under fire for flip-flopping on a travel ban, but tonight revealed just how unprepared she is on the issue, curiously calling Ebola is a “new” disease. Yet the first documented cases of Ebola occurred in 1976, when the original “Rocky” was a top box office filmOOPS… 

Click here to watch.

 

 

Jeanne Shaheen’s debate performance tonight revealed a Senator on the verge of losing her seat, failing to be the strong, independent voice she has promised to be. As Politico reported today, Scott Brown has all the momentum in this race. 

 

Wednesday
Oct222014

NH GOP - THE LATE, GREAT MARSHALL COBLEIGH ON JEANNE SHAHEEN'S OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR POWER 

Jeanne Shaheen's actions don't back up her rhetoric on energy

New Hampshire Union Leader

Marshall Cobleigh

July 3, 2008

 

AS IS USUAL with poll-driven politicians, Jeanne Shaheen is running television commercials and writing op-ed pieces addressing the dominant problem facing America -- skyrocketing gasoline prices -- but providing no real solutions. Even worse, anyone who knows her history also knows that during her entire career she has been a big part of the problem.

 

Long-time New Hampshire residents know that she and I were weekly regulars on Channel 9's "Close Up" program for 10 years (and I have many of the tapes of those programs). Those tapes show Shaheen fighting fiercely to hamstring nuclear licensing regulations. They also show her fighting against building an oil refinery in Rochester after the Durham location failed.

 

In today's world, China is scheduled to build 50 nuclear reactors by the year 2020; Russia is scheduled to build 26 nuclear reactors; and India is scheduled to build enough nuclear reactors to meet one fourth of the electricity needs of its one billion people.

 

Meanwhile, thanks to the opposition of Shaheen and others, the United States has not built a nuclear plant in 31 years. Europe gets 35 percent of its electricity from nuclear power: France gets 78 percent, Lithuania gets 70 percent, and Slovakia gets 56 percent.

 

It's the same story when it comes to building new, efficient refineries. Because Shaheen and others fought to hamstring refinery licensing, America last built a new refinery when Jerry Ford was President.

 

Jeanne Shaheen and the Democrats propose tighter regulation of illegal oil price manipulation, ending some speculation on oil futures, and imposing a windfall profits tax on oil companies. Doesn't Jeanne Shaheen remember that when Democratic President Jimmy Carter tried a windfall profits tax it was a miserable failure? Domestic oil production plunged by 795 million barrels. Carter and the Democrats predicted tax revenue from their windfall profits tax of $393 billion. It brought in $80 billion. The non-partisan Tax Foundation states that the oil industry since 1981 has had a cumulative $1.12 trillion in profits, but paid $1.65 trillion in taxes.

 

Shaheen, like a stopped clock, is often correct once or twice a day, and her call for an investigation of possible oil price manipulation makes some sense. However, her position on futures trading could penalize homeowners, farmers and all kinds of traders, as well as cripple our economy.

 

We do not need another Democrat in Washington. Lets look at the figures Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri put together. They clearly tell us who caused gasoline prices to skyrocket:

 

  • Increased refinery capacity: 97 percent of House Republicans supported; 96 percent of Democrats opposed.
  • Oil shale exploration: 90 percent of Republicans supported; 86 percent of Democrats opposed.
  • Coal to liquid: 97 percent of Republicans supported; 78 percent of Democrats opposed.
  • Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) exploration: 81 percent of Republicans supported; 83 percent of Democrats opposed.
  • ANWR exploration: 91 percent of Republicans supported: 86 percent of Democrats opposed.

 

A few facts about these issues that Shaheen and the Democrats oppose:

 

ANWR is larger than the area of five states: Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey. The drilling would be done in an area one-sixth the size of Dulles Airport.

 

Drilling is now being done 60 miles off of Florida, but that drilling is being done by Cuba. Meanwhile, Congress has a moratorium on offshore drilling, and we are at the mercy of the Mideast sheiks.

 

Louisiana has 3,200 oil rigs offshore and a flourishing fishing industry.

 

Does this record make you want to send Jeanne Shaheen to the Senate so that she can make it tougher to drill and refine oil and make gasoline prices continue to rise?

 

Yes, Jeanne Shaheen always addresses the big issues that her political polls show the American people care about, but her voting record clearly shows that she is part of the problem and not part of the solution.

 

When Jeanne Shaheen started in politics, we imported one third of our oil. Now we import two-thirds of our oil. Since she and other Democrats started fighting for tougher regulations on energy production, America's domestic oil production has decreased from 9 billion barrels a day to 5 million barrels a day.

 

Jeanne Shaheen talks a good game about high gas prices and alternative energy sources. But her record shows clearly that she has done nothing constructive to solve the problem. Her television ad is a fraud. It's what you do, not what you say, that pays off at the gas pump.

 

Marshall Cobleigh is a former speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and the former state energy chief.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: SCOTT BROWN: IT'S TIME TO SEND AN INDEPENDENT LEADER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE

MANCHESTER During tonight's closing statements, Scott Brown explained his vision to bring independent leadership to Washington and restore a stronger America. Brown noted that Jeanne Shaheen broke her promise to New Hampshire by voting with Obama 99 percent of the time, saying "when she went to Washington, she changed."

Scott Brown
NECN/Concord Monitor Debate
October 21, 2014


Click Here To Listen

TRANSCRIPT:


Scott Brown: Thank you very much and thank you for everybody for participating. I like Senator Shaheen. I respect her record and everyone here in New Hampshire was excited when she got elected and said he was going to be the independent voice for New Hampshire. Unfortunately when she went to Washington, she changed. She's voting with the President 99 percent of the time and that's not good for New Hampshire. The President said a couple of weeks ago that he's not up for reelection but every one of his policies is on the ballot. I agree. These are turbulent times. We have issues on our border. We have a health care system that's broken. We have energy costs skyrocketing. We have so many issues facing our country and our world. It's time for a new direction. It's time to send an independent leader to the United States Senate and right now we don't have that. So I am asking for your vote on November 4th. I am asking to help go and send us in a different direction, an independent leadership direction. Thank you. 
Page 1 ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... 5040 Next 5 Entries »