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New Hampshire Union Leader & Sunday News: Who Scares Shaheen? She Wants To Stop Scott Brown

Editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader & Sunday News
August 28, 2014

Who is it that Jeanne Shaheen really doesn't want to face in the November U.S. Senate election?
No offense to other Republican candidates or their supporters, but anyone who has walked by a TV screen in the last few weeks knows that it is Scott Brown who scares her bigtime.

Sen. Shaheen isn't holding any genuine public meetings, but she is right out front with her negative attack ads (she shows people who claim not to trust a man they have never met) against Brown.


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NHDP - ICYMI: Week-Long Coverage of Brown’s Paycheck From Outsourcing Company & Refusal To Resign 

Nashua Telegraph: “Brown, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has earned $270,000 sitting on the board of directors of a Massachusetts company that capitalized on cheap foreign labor in places such as China while shielding millions of dollars in profits from U.S. taxes.”
Concord Monitor: “The outsourcing of jobs emerged as a hot topic yesterday following a report last week that linked U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown to a company that has sent jobs abroad…Brown earned $270,000 from a Massachusetts company that has outsourced jobs to China and Mexico…The company has four manufacturing operations in the United States and 14 abroad, which in part allowed it to avoid paying millions of dollars in income taxes”
NHPR: “Brown has been on the board of directors of Kadant Incorporated, which supplies equipment for the pulp and paper industry, since February of 2013. The company’s annual report, which Brown signed off on, says it plans to grow in the US market by ‘using low cost manufacturing bases, such as China and Mexico.’”
Huffington Post: “a trio of labor groups are calling on GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown to resign from a company that outsourced U.S. jobs.”

 Union Leader: "Scott Brown's service as a board member for a company that has outsourced some jobsoverseas has U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen crying foul even as Republicans claim Shaheen did likewise as governor." 

Nashua Telegraph Article That Started It All: "since February 2013, he has earned $270,000 sitting on the board of directors of a Massachusetts company with a penchant for exporting jobs to cheap foreign labor alternatives such as China while shielding millions of dollars in profits from U.S. taxes...In the company’s 2014 annual report, Kadant said it legally avoided paying $146 million in U.S. income taxes by 'indefinitely' reinvesting profits made in overseas operations."

WATCH: NHDP Web Ad on Brown Endorsing The Offshoring of American Jobs As Business Strategy Just Two Days Before Entering U.S. Senate Race 


Manchester, NH—After 72 hours, Scott Brown continues to refuse calls for him to resign from the Board of Directors of a company that outsourced American jobs. Media outlets across New Hampshire, meanwhile, have reported on Brown’s leadership role with this controversial company as he dodged questions and shirked responsibility, even though he personally endorsed Kadant’s business plan, which included moving manufacturing facilities and jobs overseas.
"Scott Brown has a history of doing what's best for his bank account. That's wrong for New Hampshire families," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.
In the Senate, Brown voted to protect tax breaks for companies that offshore American jobs, helping to pad the bottom line of companies just like Kadant.
Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12th, 2014 show Brown signed documents that endorsed "using low cost manufacturing bases such as China and Mexico" to increase the company's bottom line. Brown began his run for the U.S. Senate just two days later on March 14th.  
McClain added, "The facts are clear: Brown voted to protect tax breaks for companies that outsource, personally profited from a company that shipped jobs to China and Mexico, and even personally endorsed these controversial business practices. Instead of doubling down on these types of reckless business practices that hurt New Hampshire families and workers, Brown should do the right thing and finally resign." 

NHDP - WHOPPER OF THE WEEK: Scott Brown Should Be Ashamed of Wall Street Buddies' "Scandalous" Attack Ad Against Senator Shaheen That "Distorts Facts" 

New Fact Check Details Litany of Falsehoods in Ad By Scott Brown’s Wall Street Ally

Named "Whopper of the Week" by Politico Pro


Manchester, NH—Scott Brown and his Wall Street cronies face more backlash for their completely false, baseless attack against Senator Shaheen. Following yesterday’s AP report that Boston NBC affiliate WHDH pulled the pro-Brown Wall Street Super PAC Ending Spending’s ad off the air due to inaccuracies, independent fact checking website released a point-by-point takedown of the ad, confirming that it “distorts facts” and “lacks sufficient evidence.” Then this morning, Politico Pro gave the ad the humiliating distinction of being named "Whopper of the Week."
“Scott Brown and his Wall Street corporate interest friends are not telling the truth about Senator Shaheen because they're desperate to distract from Brown's own ties to a controversial company that sent jobs to China and Mexico," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “False attacks and baseless assaults on Jeanne Shaheen won’t change the fact that Scott Brown is only out for himself, and he's wrong for New Hampshire.”

It was reported last week in the Nashua Telegraph that Scott Brown collected more than a quarter of a million dollars from a company—Kadant, Inc.—that outsourced American jobs to China and Mexico. Brown has since refused to resign from the Board of the company, despite calls from labor leaders representing hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire families to do so.

Big Oil, Wall Street, and other out of state special interests have spent and plan to spend more than $7.3 million in New Hampshire to try and buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat for their reliable ally Scott Brown so that he can get back to voting to protect their interests in the U.S. Senate.


Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today challenged Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Annie Kuster to stand with Vice President Joe Biden during his trip to the Granite State next week. Biden is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth on Wednesday.


"President Obama and Vice President Obama are running one of the most embarrassing and incompetent administrations in history, and their failed leadership is extremely unpopular in the Granite State. Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Kuster have all have all ignored the will of their constituents and blindly championed the disastrous Obama-Biden agenda," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Shaheen, Hassan, Shea-Porter and Kuster should all embrace the Vice President while he's in New Hampshire with the same enthusiasm that they have embraced his failed policies."


In the latest WMUR/UNH poll, only 37% of voters approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing as president.


NHDP Statement Calling on US Senator Ayotte To Join VP Biden at Shipyard on Wednesday to Show Support for Workers, NH's Economy 

Manchester, NH-- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement this afternoon after it was reported that the Vice President will be visiting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday:  
"As Granite Staters, we know that when it comes to the Shipyard, we always put politics aside and do what's best for the workers there and our regional economy. Senator Kelly Ayotte should do the right thing and join the Vice President and other New Hampshire leaders on Wednesday to show her strong support for our workers at the Shipyard."