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Friday
Oct312014

Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: SCOTT BROWN TO SHAHEEN: AMERICA IS NOT AN OCCUPYING FORCE 

MANCHESTER - In response to Senator Shaheen's comments ​that our military is an "occupying force," Scott Brown outlined his view that our military is a "liberating force."


Scott Brown
WMUR/Union Leader Debate
October 30, 2014


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Senator Shaheen: I don’t think we want tens of thousands American troops as an occupying force for 60 years as we had in Korea. 
 
George Stephanopoulos: Let me pose that to you Senator Brown because I was speaking to Speaker Boehner a couple of weeks ago and he did say that American troops would have to go in on the ground if other countries did not step up. Do you agree?
 
Senator Brown: I want to rely on the generals on the ground and that is the problem.  The President and Senator Shaheen already taken the greatest fighting force off the table, while ISIS is not taking anything off the table and with respect to Senator Shaheen,we are a liberating force we are not an occupying force, Senator. And I and every other person.

Friday
Oct312014

Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: WMUR'S JAMES PINDELL APOLOGIZES ON AIR, ADMITS SCOTT BROWN WAS RIGHT 

MANCHESTER - Following last night's debate, WMUR's James Pindell publicly apologized to Scott Brown on the air and admitted his line of questioning was wrong.


James Pindell
WMUR
October 30, 2014


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Josh McElveen: Joined now by WMUR Political Scoop's James Pindell, he was on the panel tonight. A lot of people are taking note of an exchange you had with Republican candidate Scott Brown.

James Pindell: That's right. We were talking about the location of Sullivan County. I said that Sullivan County was west of Concord, not north of Concord. The truth is, it's both. So on this point, Scott Brown was right, I was wrong and I apologize to Scott Brown and both campaigns.

Thursday
Oct302014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN TOURS​ SEABROOK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY PRODUCTION 

PRESENTS CLEAR CONTRAST TO SHAHEEN’S ANTI-NUCLEAR, HIGH COST ENERGY POLICIES
 

SEABROOK - Today, Scott Brown toured the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant to underscore the importance of nuclear power as part of an “all of the above” energy policy that will lower prices and increase domestic supply. This stands in clear contrast to Senator Shaheen’s efforts to limit the use of nuclear power in New Hampshire.
 
“Energy prices in the Granite State are ​increasing and cost​s​ are estimated to rise as much as 50 percent this winter," said Brown. “Senator Shaheen voted for a national energy tax and supported efforts to limit the use of nuclear power in New Hampshire. ​We​ simply can’t afford Senator Shaheen’s costly energy policies.”
 
​Though Shaheen denies it, she ​has opposed nuclear power​​ and called it​ "
dangerous."​ 

Scott Brown supports an “all of the above”
energy policy​​ ​to increase supply and lower costs for the people of New Hampshire. Recently, the Portsmouth Herald reported that skyrocketing energy prices will be a “dire situation” for thousands of people in New Hampshire, with rates set to increase between forty or fifty percent.
 
This month, Scott visited Hampton resident Kerri Ruggiero, a mother working four jobs to make ends meet. Ruggiero is a Unitil customer and was recently notified that her rates are set to increase heading into the cold winter months.
 
During that visit, Ruggiero said, “I have not even turned on the heat yet and already saw a $20.00 jump in my bills. I’m supporting Scott Brown because he has a plan to lower prices and stand up for New Hampshire. Senator Shaheen broke her promise to help our families, and has made it clear she stands with President Obama instead of New Hampshire.”



Background:

March 2013: Shaheen Voted For An Amendment To Enact Federal Energy Tax. “To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people.” (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, 
Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)

An Energy Tax Could Cost Up To 10,000 Jobs In New Hampshire. “This tax would deal a blow to employment in New Hampshire, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 7,000 to 10,000 jobs in 2013 and 10,000 by 2023.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
Thursday
Oct302014

NHDP - Rand Paul's Endorsement Just Further Proves Scott Brown is Not For New Hampshire 

Manchester, NH—The pro-outsourcing and Republican-aligned U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending more money to try and buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat for Scott Brown, this time using Tea Party leader Rand Paul to vouch for Brown. To say the least, Rand Paul's record is radical and out of the mainstream, and the fact that he has become a top surrogate for Scott Brown just further proves how wrong Scott Brown is for New Hampshire.
 
“Rand Paul's record is extreme - he voted for a federal personhood amendment that would criminalize all abortion, voted against the Violence Against Women Act and paycheck fairness, and championed the government shutdown. His decision to support Scott Brown only further proves that Scott Brown is not for New Hampshire,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain

 
THE FACTS ON RAND PAUL'S RECORD AND AGENDA:

RAND PAUL SPONSORED FEDERAL PERSONHOOD LEGISLATION
 
2011: Rand Paul Co-Sponsored The Life At Conception Act. [S. 91, 112th Congress, 1/25/11]
 
·         Rand Paul Co-Sponsored The Life At Conception Act, Which Declared Protection Under The 14th Amendment Of The Constitution From The Moment Of Conception. “This week, Senator Rand Paul will join Senator Roger Wicker as an original sponsor of the Life at Conception Act. This legislation declares that the unborn are persons, as prescribed in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.” [Press Release, Office of Senator Rand Paul, 01/24/11]
 
·         Rand Paul’s Office Issued A Press Release That Said The Life At Conception Act “Would Reverse Roe V. Wade Without The Need For A Constitutional Amendment.” “This week, Senator Rand Paul will join Senator Roger Wicker as an original sponsor of the Life at Conception Act. This legislation declares that the unborn are persons, as prescribed in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution…By following the powers offered to Congress in the Constitution, passage of the Life at Conception Act would reverse Roe v. Wade without the need for a constitutional amendment.” [Press Release, Office of Senator Rand Paul, 01/24/11]
 
Rand Paul Introduced Senate Bill 583, A Bill That Would Implement Equal Protection Under The 14thAmendment For The Right To Life For Each Born And Unborn Human. “On Thursday, Sen. Paul introduced S.583, a bill that would implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment for the right to life of each born and unborn human. This legislation does not amend or interpret the Constitution, but simply relies on the 14th Amendment, which specifically authorizes Congress to enforce its provisions.” [Press Release, Office of Rand Paul, 3/15/13]
 
·         Rand Paul Introduced Personhood Legislation That Would Ban All Abortions In America Federally And Likely Ban Some Forms Of Hormonal Birth Control, Like The Pill. RACHEL MADDOW: “Rand Paul has introduced personhood legislation that would ban all abortions in America federally. It would also likely ban some forms of hormonal birth control, like the pill and even in vitro fertilization.” [Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 3/21/13]
 

RAND PAUL VOTED AGAINST THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
 
Rand Paul Voted Against Reauthorizing The Violence Against Women Act.  22 Senate Republicans voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.  [S. 47, Passage, Vote #113, 2/12/13]
 
Rand Paul Said He Opposed The Violence Against Women Act Because It Required “Borrowing Money From China.”  “Paul was asked why he was one of 22 GOP male senators to vote against the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act last week.  According to Paul, his opposition to the bill was rooted in VAWA requiring ‘borrowing money from China,’ adding that he thinks such domestic violence efforts should be handled and funded completely at the state level and by private charities, not the federal government. Paul dodged LEO’s question on whether he thought the bill was unconstitutional.”  [LEO Weekly, 2/21/13]
 
RAND PAUL VOTED AGAINST EQUAL PAY LEGISLATION
 
2014: Rand Paul Voted To Block The Paycheck Fairness Act. “On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 2199).” [S.2199, Vote #262, 113th Congress, 9/15/14]
 
2014: Rand Paul Voted Against The Paycheck Fairness Act.  “On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2199).” [S. 2199, Vote #103, 113th Congress,4/9/14]
 
·         Rand Paul Said That The Paycheck Fairness Act That Failed In The Senate Would Interfere With The Free Market. “Many in the GOP see laws like the paycheck fairness measure as an effort to help trial lawyers mount cases. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said it would interfere with the free market.” [CNN New Source, 4/9/14]
 
2012: Rand Paul Voted To Block The Paycheck Fairness Act Saying It Was Harmful. "Kentucky's two Republican senators yesterday helped their party block the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have given women new tools to combat pay discrimination in the workforce. Kentucky women make just seventy seven cents to every dollar a man makes. The same holds true nationally… But Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul says the legislation would do more harm than good." [WKMS, 6/6/12]
 
·         HEADLINE: "Rand Paul Compares Paycheck Fairness To Soviet Politburo" [Huffington Post, 6/5/12]

RAND PAUL WAS A LEADER IN THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN

NBC Politics: Rand Paul Was An “Early Signatory” To The Strategy Linking Continued Government Funding To Defunding Obamacare. “If the consequences of the 2011 debt ceiling standoff rippled through the 2012 election, then this shutdown is almost certain to reverberate through the 2016 presidential election. Among Republicans, three possible presidential candidates — led by Cruz and joined by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. — were early signatories to the strategy linking continued government funding to defunding Obamacare, a central factor contributing to the shutdown.” [NBC Politics,10/17/13]
 
Rand Paul On Whether He Would Surrender Plans To Gut Obamacare By Threatening A Government Shutdown: “I Was Elected To Fight To Stop Obamacare And I Will Do Everything Possible To Stop Obamacare.” Asked about the possibility of Republicans surrendering their fight to defund Obamacare though the budget process, Rand Paul: “I was elected to fight to stop Obamacare and I will do everything possible to stop Obamacare.” [Hannity, Fox News, 8/29/13]
 
Rand Paul On The Government Shutdown Fight: “It Isn’t My Job To Guess How This Ends… It Is My Job To Stand Up Against Obamacare.” “As for an outcome of what will happen in terms of which ‘impasse’ he said the House and Senate will end up at, he said he does not know. ‘I can’t tell you the outcome but I can tell you A or B,’ meaning that either there is a filibuster of the House bill to prevent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from stripping Obamacare defunding language from the House CR, or the Senate succeeds in stripping the defund language and the House holds strong by going to a conference and negotiating further takedowns of Obamacare. ‘It isn’t my job to guess how this ends,’ Paul said in the email, adding that his job is to fight against Obamacare. ‘It is my job to stand up against Obamacare,’ Paul said.”  [Breitbart, 9/21/13]
 
Rand Paul: “Cruz Has Done Has Been Masterful. He And Mike Lee Have United The Grassroots Against Obamacare And They’ve Done A Tremendous Job. And I Support Them. I Won’t Vote For, No Matter What Happens, I’m Not Voting To Fund A Penny Of Obamacare.” Rand Paul on using the possibility of a government shutdown to defund Obamacare: “I think what Sen. Cruz has done has been masterful. He and Mike Lee have united the grassroots against Obamacare and they’ve done a tremendous job. And I support them. I won’t vote for, no matter what happens, I’m not voting to fund a penny of Obamacare.” [Hannity Radio, 9/25/13]
Wednesday
Oct292014

NHDP - ICYMI: Brown Not Truthful About New Hampshire Roots 

Key Point: “He says he was born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard -- and yes, that is technically in Maine. He says his dad was an airman at Pease and his mother was a waitress at Hampton Beach. And he says that his family goes back nine generations in the state and he is even ‘a son of the American Revolution out of Newington.’
 
“But there isn't a Newington chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, there is just a statewide chapter. And Bob Walsh, the New Hampshire chapter president, says Brown isn't a member. Records show that Brown is a member of the Massachusetts chapter.”
 
 
WMUR: A key to Brown's NH roots still brings it back to Mass.
UPDATED 9:10 AM EDT Oct 28, 2014
 
Whenever Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown is asked about his New Hampshire roots he has a stock answer.
 
He says he was born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard -- and yes, that is technically in Maine. He says his dad was an airman at Pease and his mother was a waitress at Hampton Beach. And he says that his family goes back nine generations in the state and he is even "a son of the American Revolution out of Newington."
 
But there isn't a Newington chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, there is just a statewide chapter. And Bob Walsh, the New Hampshire chapter president, says Brown isn't a member. Records show that Brown is a member of the Massachusetts chapter.
 
Membership for these chapters don't require residency. In fact the New Hampshire chapter has members from Florida and West Virginia.
 
The Brown campaign said the Newington reference was where his family lived during the revolution.

Read more: http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/a-key-to-browns-nh-roots-still-brings-it-back-to-mass/29370480#ixzz3HS86P9Su