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NHDP - Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote 

In Case You Missed It: Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote

By Jason Kolnos and Anne Brennan 
Posted Oct. 11, 2014 @ 2:01 pm 

Editor’s note: This article was published by Seacoast Media Group’s sister newspaper, The Cape Cod Times, on Friday, Oct. 11.

State Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said this week that then-state Sen. Scott Brown called him unelectable after Ross voted to keep a proposed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment off the ballot, according to The Sun Chronicle newspaper.

Ross told The Sun Chronicle editorial board on Thursday that Brown said “you’re through” in a telephone call shortly after the June 2007 vote. Brown voted in favor of putting the proposal on the ballot.


The action preserved gay marriage rights in the only state where it was legal at the time. At the time, Ross was a state representative.


The Human Rights Campaign, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, condemned Brown in a statement Friday.

“Scott Brown’s despicable threat against a fellow Massachusetts Republican may become a reality for his own political career,” said Marty Rouse, HRC’s national field director, according to the statement. “When he loses in November to New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he’ll have lost in two different states, two elections in a row, to two different women. The people of New Hampshire will be telling Scott Brown, ‘you’re through.’”


Shaheen Has Raised Funds for Despicable Davis Campaign


Concord - New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to denounce Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis for running a despicable ad attacking Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Washington Post reports that Davis is running an ad attacking the Attorney General's disability. Senator Shaheen hosted a campaign fundraiser for Davis at an exclusive Capitol Hill restaurant in July 2013.


"Wendy Davis has set a historic low by attacking Attorney General Abbott's disability and Senator Shaheen should be ashamed of her support for her disgusting campaign. Senator Shaheen has raised money to fund this despicable ad, and she should immediately call for Wendy Davis to take it down," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "In New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen has run a dishonest smear campaign to distract from her record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. In Texas, Shaheen's endorsed candidate has launched one of the most despicable attacks in modern political history by targeting her opponent's disability. Voters will reject desperate politicians like Jeanne Shaheen and Wendy Davis in November because they are sick of their negative and dirty campaign tactics."




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After six years of voting with President Obama, Senator Shaheen has resorted to a smear campaign”

MANCHESTER - Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “Shaheen’s Smear.”  The 30-second spot refutes a false negative attack ad released by Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday that shamefully distorts Scott Brown’s record on women’s health care.  
In the ad, Brown talks directly to the camera about his true record as a “pro-choice” Republican who supports “continued funding of Planned Parenthood” and believes women “should have access to contraception.”
In closing, Brown points to Shaheen’s record of blindly supporting President Obama 99% of the time as her motivation to launch a “smear campaign” that is intended to distract voters and scare women.  
On Tuesday, Brown addressed Shaheen’s smear campaign in Derry, describing her lies as “not only insensitive, but it is also deeply offensive” to women.  Brown also recounted a childhood of abuse and “protecting women since my mom was being beaten, at 5 years old, when I came to her rescue.”  As a senator, he voted for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and against cuts to Planned Parenthood.  He was one of few Republicans to support Jeanne Shaheen’s amendment to protect female service members who are the victims of rape.
Transcript: “Shaheen’s Smear”
Scott Brown: You may have seen that Jeanne Shaheen is running an ad calling into question my support for women’s health care
I want you to know the facts
I am pro-choice
I support continued funding for Planned Parenthood
And I believe women should have access to contraception
After six years of voting with President Obama
Senator Shaheen has resorted to a smear campaign to distract voters from her record
Senator Shaheen knows better
And the people of New Hampshire deserve better


MANCHESTER - Today, the Brown campaign launched a new online petition calling on Senator Shaheen to take down her dishonest negative attack ad. The petition comes on the heels of Scott Brown’s press conference yesterday where he called the ad “despicable.”

“Scott Brown is a pro-choice independent Republican who has a strong record of supporting women's health care,” said Communications Director Elizabeth Guyton. “Senator Shaheen has resorted to running a smear campaign to distract voters from her own record supporting President Obama and his failed policies 99 percent of the time.  It is shameful that she is playing politics with women, and the people of New Hampshire will not be fooled by her dirty smear campaign." 
Yesterday, Brown recalled a childhood marred by domestic violence and “protecting women since my mom was being beaten, at 5 years old, when I came to her rescue.”  As a senator, he was a lead Republican sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and voted against cuts to Planned Parenthood.  Brown was also one of the only Republicans to vote for Senator Shaheen’s amendment that would have protected women service members who had been victims of sexual assault. 

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - People Over Politics


An ad run by Americans for Responsible Solutions in Arizona has been taken down due to its erroneous assertions . A similar ad is being run in New Hampshire.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:

"Granite Staters are tired of the typical partisan games that puts political games ahead of providing solutions. The Democrat plans for the economy and middle class job creation have failed. Outside groups are now running desperate and grossly misleading ads intended to smear the individual instead of focusing on responsible solutions to significant issues. As always, Frank Guinta will continue providing positive solutions to invigorate the economy, strengthen the middle class and replace ObamaCare with patient centered, market driven reforms that increase access to care and drive down costs."