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Saturday
Oct042014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON HILLARY CLINTON PROPPING UP SHAHEEN'S FLAILING CAMPAIGN

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee spokesman Lauren Zelt today issued the following statement regarding the news that Hillary Clinton will campaign with Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire:

 

"Hillary Clinton still owes the Shaheens a political favor for their efforts to smear Barack Obama as a drug dealer during the 2008 New Hampshire Primary. It's obvious that Secretary Clinton's effort to prop up Senator Shaheen's flailing campaign is an effort to repay her and her husband for their role in this sordid chapter in New Hampshire political history."

 

As reported by the Washington Post, Jeanne Shaheen's husband, Bill Shaheen, called Barack Obama a drug dealer while serving as Hillary Clinton's 2008 New Hampshire campaign co-chairman during the 2008 New Hampshire Primary. Mr. Shaheen was forced to resign and issue an apology following the incident.

 

BACKGROUND

 

"Sen. Hillary Clinton today accepted the resignation of her New Hampshire campaign co-chair a day after he suggested that Barack Obama's candor about his past drug use would open the door to Republican attacks." (Alec MacGillis, Clinton N.H. Official Resigns After Comments on Obama, Washington Post, 12/13/2007)

Friday
Oct032014

NH GOP - NHGOP TO SHAHEEN: STOP HOLDING IMPORTANT CHAMBER EVENT ON JOBS AND THE ECONOMY HOSTAGE 

Shaheen Campaign Refusing To Respond to Efforts to Compromise On Arrogant Debate Demands

 

Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen is holding an important event hosted by the Nashua and Manchester Chambers hostage by refusing to even respond to efforts to compromise on her arrogant demands. Shaheen has refused to debate Scott Brown and even appear on the same stage with him.

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen is refusing to debate Scott Brown because she knows that she cannot defend her record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. Her arrogant demands have already caused the Manchester and Nashua Chambers to lose the national media organization and respected debate moderator that had agreed to participate in this important event," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen's disgraceful behavior insults voters and is extremely disrespectful to the event sponsors who are trying to provide a critical debate on jobs and the economy. It is time for her to accept the invitation to this event and agree to the commonsense compromise format that has been proposed."

 

When asked about her unwillingness to debate Scott Brown during an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio this week, Jeanne Shaheen lied and claimed that the chambers has asked for separate appearances from the candidates (Audio). The chambers had proposed a debate format that would have been moderated by respected Bloomberg News journalist Mark Halperin. Shaheen rejected this invitation.

 

Senator Shaheen has also declined invitations to debates hosted by Franklin Pierce University and WGIR-AM Radio. 

 

Additionally, it has been 764 days since Jeanne Shaheen hosted a town hall meeting to answer questions from her constituents. 

Thursday
Oct022014

NH GOP - JOHN E. SUNUNU SLAMS SHAHEEN'S DEBATE DODGING 

Concord - Former United States Senator John E. Sununu released the following statement today on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's attempt to dodge debates with Scott Brown:

 

"Granite Staters expect to be represented by public officials who are not afraid of their own records. During my campaigns against Jeanne Shaheen, we participated in numerous head-to-head debates hosted by respected New Hampshire organizations including the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Debates at local Chambers are especially important during this campaign, given the ongoing economic challenges facing our state and country.

 

"Jeanne Shaheen is dodging debates with Scott Brown because she knows that she cannot defend her record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. Her transparent attempt to avoid a serious discussion of the issues by declining invitations and refusing to appear on stage with Scott undermines our political process and is extremely disrespectful to New Hampshire voters."

  

BACKGROUND:

 

John Sununu and Jeanne Shaheen squared off in a head-to-head debate hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce: (Shaheen, Sununu debate future of Social Security, Union Leader, 10/31/2002)

 

Jeanne Shaheen is now refusing to appear on stage with Scott Brown at a debate hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Nashua Chamber of Commerce: (Shaheen refuses to be on stage with Brown at Chambers' debate, NH Journal, 9/29/2014)

Tuesday
Sep302014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN REFUSES TO APPEAR ON STAGE WITH BROWN AT MANCHESTER AND NASHUA CHAMBER DEBATE

Desperate Senator Refusing To Participate In Debate Moderated By Respected Journalist Mark Halperin

 

Concord -Senator Jeanne Shaheen has informed the Manchester and Nashua Chambers of Commerce that she will not participate in a debate with U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. Shaheen's staff told organizers that the senator is refusing to appear on stage with Brown to discuss the important issues facing New Hampshire and will only participate in a "forum" with separate appearances. The debate was to be co-sponsored moderated by respected journalist Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Media.

 

"Senator Shaheen is refusing to appear on stage on with Scott Brown at this criticaldebate because she is unable to defend her record of voting with President Obama 99% of the time. At a time when Senator Shaheen is on a phony 'jobs tour,' it is outrageous that she would try to skip a debate about jobs with two of New Hampshire's largest and most respected chambers of commerce," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Senator Shaheen has avoided town hall meetings in New Hampshire, skipped critical committee hearings about national security in Washington, and now she is trying to duck debates. Her disgraceful behaviorreminds Granite Staters that Washington has changed Jeanne Shaheen, and it's time to change Senators in November."

 

Nashua Chamber of Commerce President J. Christopher Williams told New Hampshire Journal that Shaheen's arrogant campaign staff made it clear they do not believe that Granite Staters deserve any additional debates between the candidates.

 

"The Shaheen campaign made it clear to the Nashua and Manchester Chambers last week that they had already committed to three televised debates involving both candidates sharing a stage, and therefore felt adding a fourth debate involving a joint appearance would not be ideal," said Williams.

 

Senator Shaheen has also declined to participate in debates hosted by WGIR-AM radio and Franklin Pierce University. Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein and Governor Maggie Hassan have agreed to seven debates. 

Friday
Sep262014

NH GOP - FORMER U.S. SENATOR GORDON HUMPHREY SAYS FIRE SHAHEEN FOR "EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM" 

Concord - Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey, who served twelve years in the Senate representing New Hampshire, today said that Senator Jeanne Shaheen should be fired for absenteeism:


 

"Like Senator Shaheen, I served on the Foreign Relations Committee. That committee's work is vital to national security, vital to the safety of every New Hampshire man, woman and child.  For Senator Shaheen to have skipped out on 14 of the committee's 30 meetings this session alone, is an astonishing case of dereliction of duty.  That she absented herself from the hearing where counterterrorism officials warned of the ISIS danger, is more than disappointing, it's shocking.


 

"In any business, Senator Shaheen would be fired for absenteeism.  In the military, he would be charged with abandoning her post.  We need a Senator who will take national security and secure borders seriously."