Concord- Today, New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Elizabeth Warren campaigning for Senator Shaheen:
"Elizabeth Warren's presence in New Hampshire highlights just how out-of-touch Jeanne Shaheen is with the people of her state," said Jennifer Horn. "Although Warren is one of the Senate's most avowed liberals, even she votes less often for President Obama's agenda than Senator Shaheen. She has earned this dubious honor by loyally and blindly rubberstamping the President's agenda for the last six years, breaking her word to be an independent senator for New Hampshire. The Obama policies are the Shaheen policies. Scott Brown's running to replace Shaheen's blank check for Obama with a true check and balance, and give New Hampshire that independent representation it deserves and that Senator Shaheen has failed to deliver."
BACKGROUND: JEANNE SHAHEEN VOTES WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA MORE THAN ELIZABETH WARREN
Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a longtime opponent of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, lied during last night's NECN debate about her history of opposing nuclear power. Shaheen has blasted nuclear power and managed anti-nuclear activist Paul McEachern's 1986 and 1988 gubernatorial campaigns.
"Jeanne Shaheen has a long history of opposing nuclear power and her brazen attempt to mislead voters about her failed energy agenda is shameful. Shaheen led multiple campaigns to scuttle New Hampshire's Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant and restrict nuclear power," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Energy prices are skyrocketing, and during her decades in public office Jeanne Shaheen has failed to support policies that would increase the supply of energy and reduce costs for ratepayers."
In the 1980s Shaheen blasted nuclear power, calling it a "dangerous" source of energy (click here for video.)
The Chicago Tribune reported that with Shaheen serving as his campaign manager in 1986, gubernatorial candidate Paul McEachern "made the Seabrook issue the centerpiece of his campaign, promising to try to scuttle the $4.8 billion reactor if elected."
Concord - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen will proudly accept the endorsement of the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, two environmental extremist groups that proudly support the national energy tax championed by Senator Shaheen. New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement in response:
"The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters support a new national energy tax that could kill as many as 10,000 New Hampshire jobs, increase the price of gas by 20 centers per gallon and raise the already skyrocketing utility costs for middle class families. In Washington, Senator Shaheen has marched in lock step with the radical environmental groups funding her campaign by voting to pave the way for a new national every tax on working families," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Senator Shaheen continues to prove that she is wrong on the issues and incapable of providing the type of independent leadership that Granite Staters expect from their elected officials."
The Sierra Club supports a national energy tax. "Regardless Of Where You Live, Push For A Carbon Tax... Fossil-fuel burning imposes severe health and environmental costs that aren't factored into the cost of producing electricity. A tax on all energy sources that release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would correct this failure by reflecting the real cost of CO2 emissions--and make cleaner energy more financially viable." (Marilyn Berlin Snell, "Can Coal Be Clean?" Sierra Magazine, January/February 2007)
The League of Conservation Voters supports a national energy tax and has funneled more than $225,000 into Jeanne Shaheen's campaign in 2014.
The League Of Conservation Voters Scored Voting No On The Blunt Amendment As A "Pro-Environment Vote" - The Amendment Would Prevent Congress From Enacting Legislation That Would Place A Tax Or Fee On Carbon. "Pricing Carbon Pollution Senate Roll Call Vote 59 Issue: Climate Change Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 8, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, which would prevent Congress from enacting legislation that would place a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. This amendment would limit Congress's ability to address climate change, which poses a severe threat to our economy, health, and environment, and would rule out a promising source of revenue for the government. On March 22, the Senate rejected-by a vote of 53-46-a procedural motion that would allow a vote on the Blunt amendment (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 59). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE." (League Of Conservation Voters National Environmental Scorecard, Accessed 7/7/14)
In 2007, LCV Applauded Chris Dodd's Energy Plan, Which Called For A Carbon Tax. "Senator Dodd was also the first presidential candidate to call for a carbon tax. A cap on carbon pollution provides certainty that we will achieve the necessary reductions in emissions. In that context, a carbon tax is a welcome addition to the debate. The challenge before us is significant and America needs our next president to carefully explore all options that reduce global warming pollution." (League Of Conservation Voters, "League Of Conservation Voters Applauds Senator Chris Dodd's Energy Plan," Press Release, 4/20/07)
LCV Victory Fund Has Raised $225,935.22 for Senator Shaheen through it's "Give Green" Program. Senator Shaheen is featured on LCV Action Fund's GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates. Total Raised: $225,935.22 (League of Conservation Voters Give Green Initiative, Accessed 10/22/14)
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Walt Havenstein's victory in tonight's NH1 News Debate:
"Tonight, Maggie Hassan demonstrated why she does not deserve a second term. Because of her reckless, budget-busting spending habits, New Hampshire is in the red and her only choice forward will be an income tax. She has repeatedly lied to her constituents about her failure to grow the economy in our state, and has demonstrated no leadership on the important issues facing New Hampshire families like the upcoming utility rate hikes, who are already hurting because of the gas tax she signed into law earlier this year. Walt Havenstein will bring real solutions to Concord and create good paying jobs for New Hampshire's middle class, and that's why voters will choose him on Election Day."