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Thursday
Oct232014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: "ZERO" 


BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: "ZERO"

 
 
MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “Zero” highlighting Jeanne Shaheen’s zero percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) this Congress.  The NFIB is one of the nation’s leading voices for small business, and has given Brown a lifetime 94% rating for his pro-growth policies and positions.
 
Brown was endorsed by the NFIB at North Country Tractor in Pembroke as part of the “Better Jobs For All” tour, citing his positions to repeal Obamacare and ​lower energy prices.  Recently, the Portsmouth Herald reported that rising energy ​costs will pose a "dire situation" this winter​​​ in New Hampshire.  Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a national energy tax set to increase electricity prices up to 18%.
 
Echoing the NFIB’s support, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Brown and
said the matchup between Brown and Shaheen, “represents one of the clearest choices between failed economic policies and a new vision for our country that will prioritize growth and prosperity.”



Transcript "Zero":

Narrator: For New Hampshire making ends meet is getting harder to do
 
And Jeanne Shaheen
 
She has a zero percent rating from small business
 
Jeanne Shaheen, standing with Obama not New Hampshire

 

Background
Shaheen Has A Lifetime Rating Of 34% With The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business, Accessed 10/19/14)
Scott Brown Has A 94% Lifetime Rating From The NFIB. "NFIB member Bob Washburn of Concord provided opening remarks touting Scott Brown’s small business lifetime voting record of 94%. The owner of North Country Tractor, Bill Taranovich, also provided comments regarding his hesitancy in hiring and expanding his business for fear of triggering Obamacare penalties and fines." (NFIB Press Release, 10/1/14)
Tuesday
Oct212014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: "NATIONAL ENERGY TAX" 

 



BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: "NATIONAL ENERGY TAX"
 
 
MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “​National ​Energy Tax.” The 15-second ad zeroes in on Senator Shaheen’s March 2013 vote on a budget amendment to pave the way for a national energy tax. The amendment, sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, created a fund into which revenues raised from a new tax on carbon would be deposited and spent.
 
Senator Whitehouse said the amendment Sheehan voted for "will allow us to put a price on carbon."  Last week, the
Portsmouth Herald reported rising energy prices have created a "dire situation" for our families, with rates set to spike 40 to 50 percent for home heating.  Shaheen's energy tax will increase rates even further.
 
During the campaign, Brown has visited several businesses as part of the “Making Energy Affordable” tour and released an "All of the Above"
energy plan that will increase supply, reduce costs and encourage energy independence.  Last week, Brown learned firsthand of the energy price squeeze experienced by businesses and residential customers when he campaigned at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson and visited with Kerri Ruggiero of Hampton, a single mom who is among the tens of thousands of New Hampshire resident who have received notice their electric rates are going up.


Transcript "National Energy Tax":

Narrator: For New Hampshire making ends meet is getting harder to do.
 
And Jeanne Shaheen?
 
She voted to pave the way for a new tax on energy.
 
Jeanne Shaheen, standing with Obama not New Hampshire.


 
Background:

March 2013: Shaheen Voted For An Amendment To Enact Federal Energy TAx. 
“To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people.” (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea) 
  • The Sponsor Of The Amendment, Sheldon Whitehouse, Said The Amendment “Will Allow Us To Put A Price On Carbon.” WHITEHOUSE: “I urge that we support this amendment that will allow us to put a price on carbon and protect the American people.” (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressional Record, 3/22/13, p. S2271)
An Energy Tax Could Cost Up To 10,000 Jobs In New Hampshire. “This tax would deal a blow to employment in New Hampshire, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 7,000 to 10,000 jobs in 2013 and 10,000 by 2023.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
Tuesday
Oct212014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW WEB VIDEO: "SOARING ELECTRIC RATES" 




BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW WEB VIDEO: "SOARING ELECTRIC RATES"
 
 
MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new web video, titled "Soaring Electric Rates," spotlighting Jeanne Shaheen's failed attempt to lower energy prices for New Hampshire families despite a long-ago promise to tackle the problem. 
 
In 1996, Shaheen acknowledged that in New Hampshire, "We have the nation's highest electric rates," but she promised "that's something I'm definitely going to change."
 
Electric rates have continually gone up since then. Just recently, roughly 288,000 homes and businesses were notified by their electricity providers that utility bills are slated to increase by 40 to 50 percent this winter, according to a report by NH1 News
. A recent Portsmouth Herald article stated customers could see their rates spike by 130 percent, calling it a “dire situation” for Granite Staters.
 
In March 2013, Jeanne Shaheen voted to pave the way for a new national energy tax.​ The measure, sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, created a fund into which revenues raised from a new tax on carbon would be deposited and spent.
 
According to a non-partisan study conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers, a national energy tax would trigger a $650 increase in home heating costs in New Hampshire. Yesterday, the​ Brown campaign released a new TV ad, ​"
National Energy Tax," taking aim at Shaheen's support for the Whitehouse Amendment.

Transcript "Soaring Electric Rates":

Jeanne Shaheen: We have the nation’s highest electric rates
 
That’s one thing I am definitely going to change

Anchor: New Hampshire, we have some of the highest energy costs in the nation 

Will most likely go up forty three percent
 
That’s going to be forty-two dollars a month more out of your pocket
 
That’s going to include about seventy-five thousand electricity customers here in New Hampshire
 
Jeanne Shaheen: So let me be clear
 
Anchor: Twelve dollars and forty-seventy cents per month extra 

That’s about twelve point two percent and that’s about eighty-three thousand homes and businesses in New Hampshire
 
Here’s the shocker folks
 
Fifty dollars a month
 
About fifty percent more for your bill
 
And they have about a hundred and thirty thousand New Hampshire customers
Tuesday
Oct212014

HMP RELEASES NEW ADS IN NH-01, NH-02

Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC today announced the release of the following television ads: 

District: NH-01

Title: “Calendar”

Video: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/frank-guinta-calendar

Media market(s): Boston cable

Start date: 10/21/2014

Amount*: $102,375

 

“Frank Guinta has made it clear through his voting record that he is not interested in allowing women to control their own health care decisions,” said Matt Thornton, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “If he gets to Congress, we can expect more of the same.” 

District: NH-02

Title: “Shocked”

Video: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/marilinda-garcia-shocked

Media market(s): Boston cable and Manchester broadcast

Start date: 10/21/2014

Amount*: $272,475 

“The Koch brothers have found their ideal candidate in New Hampshire with Marilinda Garcia,” said Matt Thornton, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “She would put the needs of her wealthy backers over those of New Hampshire.”  

*Amounts are given in weekly increments and do not denote the total amount to be spent to air an ad for its full run.

Friday
Oct172014

NHDP - Foley Family Speaks Out Against Despicable Ad

In Case You Missed It: Foley Family Speaks Out Against Despicable Ad, Scott Brown Silent on Returning $10,000 From PAC’s Leadership

NECN: Because of the ad, the State Democratic Party is now calling on Scott Brown to return $10,000 of campaign funds it claims Brown received from John Bolton, a Secure America Now board member. The Brown campaign did not respond to our specific request for comment on that issue.


Manchester, NH--This afternoon the parents of slain New Hampshire journalist Jim Foley are decrying the “deplorable” ad from a right-wing group that uses Foley’s image for political fodder. In response to the family’s comments, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is renewing its call for Scott Brown to return the $10,000 he received from John Bolton, a former Ambassador who is responsible for the ad.

“As the Foley family said this afternoon, this ad is offensive to people across New Hampshire. James Foley should not be used for political fodder,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “Scott Brown’s silence speaks volumes. It’s long past time for him to return his $10,000 donation from John Bolton who is responsible for this disgusting ad.”

To watch NECN’s coverage, click here: http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Parents-of-Slain-NH-Journalist-Call-Ad-Deplorable-279483132.html

NECN: Parents of Slain NH Journalist Call Ad "Deplorable"
By Katherine Underwood
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 • Updated at 5:16 PM EDT

Parents of a slain New Hampshire journalist are speaking out in an emotional interview with NECN, after the image of their son moments before he is beheaded, shows up in a conservative ad campaign.

James Foley's mother and father, Diane and John, are demanding that the ad be pulled from New Hampshire.

Diane Foley remembers her son as a courageous and compassionate man who helped give a voice to people suffering in Syria.

"He was just the best of America," she said.

The image of her son in an orange jumpsuit just seconds before ISIS militants executed him, is something she tries to forget. But a new campaign ad from a conservative group, called Secure America Now, is forcing the Foley family to relive that horrific moment.

"I think it is deplorable and there should be an apology," said John Foley.

Secure America Now uses the image in a 15 second internet ad attacking Senator Jeanne Shaheen and other democratic incumbents in critical senate races across the nation.

"It makes me very sad that people would use the brutality of our son's death for their own political purposes," Mrs. Foley said.

The President of Secure America Now, Allen Roth, says the group did not contact the Foley family before making the ad public.

In a phone interview with NECN Thursday, Roth said, "The image has appeared around the world millions of times. We meant no harm, we just took an image that is in public domain and we used it."



"To see this brought back and put in our faces has been really appalling and I hope the ad goes away very soon," said Rochester Mayor T.J. Jean.

Roth says the group doesn't plan to issue any apologies, saying the ad is simply not controversial.

"I am saying there is an attempt to create a controversy here and that attempt is purely political," Roth told NECN.

Foley's parents say this has nothing to do with politics, this is about being human.

"I would just like them to have the sensitivity and compassion to withdraw that image from their campaign," Mrs. Foley said.

Secure America Now emphasizes that the Foley execution video and the image have been used in other campaigns across the country several different times.

After talking with NECN, Roth said the group would consider pulling the ad from New Hampshire out of respect for Foley and his family.

Because of the ad, the State Democratic Party is now calling on Scott Brown to return $10,000 of campaign funds it claims Brown received from John Bolton, a Secure America Now board member.The Brown campaign did not respond to our specific request for comment on that issue.

However, Roth made it clear that SAN board members are not involved in creating ads, nor to they see them before they go public. Roth says Bolton had nothing to do with this.