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Their Own Research Admits Brown's Vote "Does Not Cut Social Security Or Medicare"


Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement in response to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad that desperately tries to distract from Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare:


"In an act of desperation, the Democrats chose to run a blatantly false ad attacking Scott Brown while deliberately ignoring Senator Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, an important program that many seniors in the Granite State depend upon," said New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The truth is Scott Brown has never voted to cut Medicare, and this effort to distract New Hampshire voters from Senator Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time won't work. Senator Shaheen put the needs of President Obama before the needs of New Hampshire seniors when she voted to cut Medicare and on November 4 we need to hold her accountable. She and her allies should be ashamed of themselves."


The ad released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, fails to mention that Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted to cut Medicare by $716 billion with her deciding vote on Obamacare.


Shaheen Voted For ObamaCare, Which Cut $716 Billion From Medicare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Shaheen Voted Yea)


Shaheen Voted To Allow ObamaCare To Raid Medicare


In December 2009, Shaheen Voted Against Legislation That Would Prevent Medicare From Being Raided To Pay For ObamaCare. "To prevent Medicare from being raided for new entitlements and to use Medicaresavings to save Medicare." (S. Amdt. 2942 To S. Amdt. 2876 To H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #368: Rejected43-56, 12/7/09, Shaheen Voted Nay)


·         The Democrat-Controlled Senate Rejected Attempts From Raiding Medicare To Pay For ObamaCare. "The latest such maneuver came when the Senate rejected an attempt by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to prevent Medicare from 'being raided' to pay for health care. The vote was 43-56. The bill calls for cuts totaling $460 billion over a decade from projected Medicare spending, much of which would be used to provide subsidies to help lower and middle-income Americans purchase health care." (David Espo, "Senate Dems Seek Expansion Of Medicare, Medicaid," The Associated Press, 12/8/09)

While ignoring Senator Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, this falsely attacks Scott Brown. The ad specifically cites a Boston Globe on article on August 8, 2011 that's entitled, "Brown to Seniors: Social Security, Medicare could be cut." But according to, that article doesn't support the ad's claim. The Globe article doesn't say Brown advocated for cutting Medicare and Social Security.

In fact, the DSCC's own research admits that the vote in question "does not cut Social Security or Medicare."

The ad also points to Scott Brown's vote in favor of "Cut, Cap, and Balance." This bill specifically exempted Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, and interest paid on the debt from spending caps while requiring a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, according to


And according to Politifact on "Cut, Cap, and Balance," "the cap would have exempt spending on Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, or interest on the debt."




Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Marilinda Garcia's victory in tonight's WMUR Granite State Debate:

 "Tonight's debate clearly demonstrated that a vote for Congresswoman Kuster is a vote for President Obama and his failed agenda that is hurting middle class families in New Hampshire. Congresswoman Kuster has done nothing but hide from her constituents, refusing to hold town halls because she cannot defend her record of being Obama's 'strongest supporter,' as she declared earlier this year. The 2nd District is ready for new leadership, and will choose to elect Marilinda Garcia on Election Day."



Concord - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee announced a radio ad buy in support of Walt Havenstein's campaign for governor of New Hampshire. The buy, which is targeted in the North Country, contrasts Maggie Hassan's budget-busting, big government, tax-and-spend record with Walt Havenstein's plan to create jobs and grow the economy in New Hampshire.


"New Hampshire is in the red because of Maggie Hassan, driving our state towards an income tax," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "She has failed to grow the economy and create jobs. It's time to replace Maggie Hassan with Walt Havenstein, a responsible Republican who will bring common sense solutions to Concord and get New Hampshire working again."


You can listen to the ad here.




Maggie Hassan is New Hampshire's Barack Obama.


Hassan forced ObamaCare on working families, just like Obama


Hassan raised large sums of campaign cash with powerful special interests, just like Obama


The Concord Monitor reported that Hassan broke the law, calling illegal campaign contributions from powerful unions "a threat against the very nature of democracy."


Hassan owes them, just like Barack Obama, and Hassan taxes you.


Maggie Hassan supported an income tax and over 100 tax increases on New Hampshire's middle class.


There's a better way - Walt Havenstein.


Walt Havenstein is a leader, not a politician, who cares deeply about New Hampshire's future.


Walt has proposed a plan to create over 25,000 good paying jobs for New Hampshire's middle class.


This election, we have a choice - New Hampshire's Barack Obama with Maggie Hassan, or a brighter future with Walt Havenstein.


Vote Walt Havenstein for Governor on Tuesday, November 4.


This advertisement was paid for by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.



Features a Victory Rally with NH GOP Heavyweights In Manchester Next Sunday


Concord - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee announced the "Victory for New Hampshire" statewide bus tour to make the final push to get out the vote for the Republican ticket.  Starting on Halloween and going into Election Day, candidates will stump at retail stops across all of New Hampshire's 10 counties.


"Our Republican candidates have the momentum and enthusiasm to win back the state of New Hampshire and restore our country," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Granite Staters are frustrated with President Obama's failed policies and weak leadership that is threatening our standing in the world, and the time for change is now. But in order to change direction, we have to change the status quo, from Concord to Washington, and that's what our candidates will discuss on this bus tour."


The bus tour will feature a Victory Rally including U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, Governor John H. Sununu, Senator Chris E. Sununu and others on Sunday, November 2nd in Manchester.


The tour will conclude on November 4th at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.


Additional events and more details will be announced in the days ahead.


U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown, Gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein, First Congressional District candidate Frank Guinta and Second Congressional District candidate Marilinda Garcia will be participating in the bus tour.





WHAT: Victory Rally with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Sen. John E. Sununu and Gov. John H. Sununu.


TIME: 7:00 pm (ET)


WHO: Scott Brown, Walt Havenstein, Frank Guinta and Marilinda Garcia


WHERE: Wiggins Airways

1 Garside Way, Manchester, NH 03103


NH GOP - Victory For New Hampshire Rally on Nov. 2nd