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The recent news that her Unitil electric bill will increase roughly 50 percent this December came as 'quite a shock,' according to Ruggiero, and it has led her to reevaluate her finances as she prepares for what experts are predicting to be a cold winter."

Portsmouth Herald
Kyle Stucker
October 18, 2014

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Making ends meet has led to some long days this year for local resident Kerri Ruggiero, which is why the single mother of one has taken on several additional jobs and duties to supplement her income from bartending at Hampton Beach.
The recent news that her Unitil electric bill will increase roughly 50 percent this December came as "quite a shock," according to Ruggiero, and it has led her to reevaluate her finances as she prepares for what experts are predicting to be a cold winter.
"For some people, paying extra (money) in electricity, that’s food off your table," said Ruggiero, a Bittersweet Lane resident.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with Ruggiero at her home Friday morning to discuss her situation as part of a series of sit-down conversations Brown’s having in local voters’ homes ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm election. That election’s just a couple of weeks away. Because of that, Brown said it’s important for him to hear what voters have to say as he continues to investigate ways he, if elected, and other senators can combat increasing energy costs.


"To continue to put more and more roadblocks in front our energy producers (is wrong)," said Brown, who visited Ruggiero’s home Friday with his wife Gail.

Brown also spoke of his record Friday, heralding his "bipartisan approach" while attacking opponent and incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on her energy policies.

"Sen. Shaheen voted with (President Barack) Obama 99 percent of the time, and as a result of those initiatives, our energy costs are going up," he said.


MANCHESTER Today, Scott Brown sent a letter to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen urging her to join the growing, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers supporting a travel ban to and from Ebola-infected countries:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Shaheen,
The outbreak of Ebola represents a serious and growing threat to the health and well-being of the American people. I believe that one way to prevent and contain this disease is by enacting a travel ban to and from West African countries that are infected with this virus, and imposing an embargo on the issuance of visas to people in countries where the virus is prevalent.

This step goes beyond partisan politics as there is a growing and bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in Congress in favor of it. So far, more than 70 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have come out in favor of a temporary travel ban.
Travel bans have proved successful in stopping Ebola in West African countries that are much closer to the disease outbreak than we are here in the United States. A travel ban such as the one I've described would prevent more people coming here like Thomas Eric Duncan, who arrived from Liberia with Ebola and transmitted it to two nurses in Texas before dying.
This is not the time to put loyalty to President Obama and his policies above doing what's right to keep Americans safe. I ask that you exercise independent judgment and follow the lead of others in your party who have joined with Republicans to call for an Ebola travel ban.
Scott P. ​Brown
​Candidate for U.S. Senate​



I believe that we should absolutely have a travel ban, because the time to do it is right now in its infancy, not a month from now when it could potentially be in a different stage.” - Scott Brown

MANCHESTER - This morning on WTSN’s “Open Mic” with Mike Pomp, Scott Brown discussed the Ebola crisis, and called for an immediate travel ban on flights into the United States from West Africa.

Scott Brown
WTSN "Open Mic" with Mike Pomp
October 17, 2014

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Scott Brown: I think we need to step back.  Remember the President said that it will not come to our country and we will stop it and we will eradicate it.  I and others were hopeful that he was right.  The problem is that he is not right.  It is here, it is something that is very serious. You have the surrounding countries actually to where the epidemic is actually taking place have a successful travel ban, yet I believe we are being too politically correct by not putting in place a travel ban and that is a distinction between Senator Shaheen and me. I believe that we should absolutely have a travel ban, because the time to do it is right now in its infancy, not a month from now when it could potentially be in a different stage.  And here's a caveat that I think is important for everyone to understand: I want the President to be successful.  I think as Americans we all want him to be successful. I am hopeful that he will lay out a plan.  He said he was going to stop it.  Then we find out that the CDC folks have said this may be like an AIDS epidemic, we have to be very careful.  Now we find it is spreading not only one death but two have been infected.  So I want him to be successful I want him to tell us what to do. I want him to tell us what they are doing, come up with a protocol.  I even sent a letter to Governor Hassan asking her to inform us here in Hew Hampshire what the plan is.  Are the hospital and first responders and other personnel up to speed? Do they have the tools and resources they need in the event of any type of infection coming to our state.
Host: But this is the time to take action, right now?
Scott Brown: Senator Shaheen is one again rubber-stamping the President's policy when it comes to not putting in place a travel ban and I think it is dangerous. 

NHDP - Nasty Right-Wing Fringe Group Pulls Ad Featuring Slain Journalist

But Brown Still Silent—Won’t Return $10K Donation From PAC Board Member
Foley Family Speaks Out Against Ad, Brown Stays Silent on Controversial Donation

Manchester, NH—While this morning New England Cable News reported that Secure America Now, a right-wing fringe group run by John Bolton, Brown’s big money donor and former foreign policy advisor, is pulling an ad featuring slain journalist and New Hampshire native James Foley, Brown is still refusing to return the $10,000 donation he received from Bolton’s PAC. Brown has refused to do the right thing and return the money he received from Bolton’s PAC, even though the Foley family has spoke out against this ad.
“Scott Brown’s silence speaks volumes. This ad was incredibly offensive, and even the disgraced out of state SuperPAC pulled the ad down. But Scott Brown is remaining silent and refusing to return ten thousand dollars in tainted donations he received from them,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “Scott Brown doesn't understand New Hampshire and clearly doesn't care that the corporate special interests backing his campaign so callously used the murder of one of our own to scare voters. It’s unacceptable that he has refused to take a stand on something so obviously wrong.
“It’s long past time for Scott Brown to finally do the right thing. He should return the donation from the people responsible for this reprehensible ad.”
Yesterday, after running an emotional interview with Jim Foley's parents where they denounced the ad, NECN asked the Brown campaign if he would return the $10,000 donation from Bolton, but Brown’s campaign refused to comment.



Happy Friday,

We are just 18 days from Election Day and our campaign is surging by the day. Across New Hampshire, voters are uniting behind Scott Brown because they know he will be an independent voice in Washington and represents a change from the failed policies of President Obama. 

This week, Scott was joined by Governor Mitt Romney for a packed rally at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson. Scott also campaigned with Senator Rob Portman on Tuesday and Senator Rand Paul stopped by campaign HQ yesterday. Scroll down to read more about these great events.
With under three weeks to go in this race, we need your help to get the vote out for Scott. We have phone banks across the state every day and please make sure to encourage your friends and co-workers to go to the polls on November 4th and vote for Scott. For more information on how to get involved, check out our campaign bulletin board below.
The President's Policies Are On The Ballot & The Name Of Those Policies Is Jeanne Shaheen

On Wednesday, Scott was joined at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating by Governor Mitt Romney, who emphasized Senator Shaheen's 99 percent voting record with President Obama. 

"There's a big ravine between Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire and Jeanne Shaheen in Washington," he said. "She says here she's independent, but then she goes there and votes for President Obama 99 percent of the time.

Check out some of the articles written from the event in Hudson:
Scott Brown Mobbed By Supporters at UNH

On Saturday, Scott went to the UNH homecoming football and prior to the game, was embraced by the students who are supporting his run for U.S. Senate. 

WMUR's Adam Sexton was on the scene.
Watch his report here.
Cook Political Report: New Hampshire Senate Race Is A "Toss-Up"

In light of new polls showing that this race is neck-and-neck, Cook Political Report moved the New Hampshire Senate race from "Leans Democratic" to a "Toss-Up" today. In her write up, Jennifer Duffy notes that, "campaigns in New Hampshire play to Brown’s strengths as a retail candidate. He has spent months meeting with voters anywhere they gather from bars to coffee shops."

In addition to Cook's ratings change,
a New England College poll this week found Scott leading Jeanne Shaheen in a head-to-head matchup, 48% to 46.9%. 
Volunteer of the Week:
 Barry Devine

Our volunteer for this week is Barry Devine, who has been one of Scott's most devoted and enthusiastic supporters. Barry has spent hours making calls and also has taken some great pictures of Scott when he's campaigning across New Hampshire. Barry, we can't thank you enough for all your help since the beginning. Read more here about why Scott earned Barry's support.
Scott Brown On Ebola: The Time For A Travel Ban Is Now 

Scott continued to take a strong stand on the Ebola crisis this week, repeating his calls for a travel ban to be instituted to protect our state and nation from this deadly disease. Scott also penned a letter to Governor Hassan, calling on her to make sure proper medical protocols are in place to prepare New Hampshire hospitals and medical workers for an outbreak of the Ebola virus​.

This morning, Scott appeared on Mike Pomp's radio show and talked about why we need a travel ban, indicating that President Obama and Senator Shaheen are wrong to oppose one.
Listen to the interview here or click on the photo below.
Campaigning With Senator Portman

Wednesday morning at BeanTowne Coffee House in Hampstead, Scott was joined by Ohio Senator Rob Portman, who made the case for Scott's candidacy. The pair met with voters and spoke with them about some of the key issues in this race. The BeanTowne Coffee House is famous for hosting candidates for public office, so it was a treat that Scott could be joined by the Ohio Senator.
Senator Rand Paul Drops By Campaign HQ

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stopped by our Manchester campaign headquarters yesterday to make some phone calls and convince Granite Staters to vote for Scott Brown. In addition, the Senator also visited Dartmouth College to talk about his support for Scott and encourage college students to get out and vote for Brown on Election Day.
New Radio Ad: "Independent"

We rolled out a new radio ad this week, titled "Independent," capturing a conversation between two voters explaining the impact of Jeanne Shaheen's record of voting "with President Obama 99% of the time​."  When elected, Shaheen promised to be "independent," but votes with Obama instead of New Hampshire.​

Click here to listen to the ad.
On The Trail...

Scott kept up his impressive pace this week, making stops across the Granite State to earn every vote. He stopped in Londonderry to visit with the folks at NH Precision Metal Fabrication, toured Rochester Shoe tree in Ashland, spent time at Indeck Energy in Alexandria, and made phone calls to undecided voters at our GOP Victory Office in Dover. 
Campaign Bulletin Board

This Tuesday, Scott will be debating Senator Shaheen in Concord and we would love it if you could come to the rally beforehand, or get tickets to attend the actual debate. Here are the details:

What: Concord Debate Rally
Where: Capital Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord
When: Tuesday, October 21st, 4:30 PM
RSVP: Nate Lamb (


Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis by the Concord Monitor, for pick-up at the paper or at Gibson’s Books, in Concord, across the street from the theater. Please note: tickets are limited, so get them ASAP if you're interested in attending.


Our Victory Offices throughout the state are up and running, so find the location closest to you and make sure to stop by and help our team make some calls. 

See locations below and if you have any questions, call 603-518-5412 and we'll be sure to provide more information.

Where: 379 Elm Street, Manchester
When: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Charles Russell (

Where: 491 Amherst Street, Nashua
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Anya Ross (

Where: 10 Water Street, Concord
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Jeremy Baker (

Where: 356 South Broadway, Salem
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Connor Barrows (

Where: 72 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 12:00 PM - 6:00PM Sun.
RSVP: Mara Mellstrom (


Sunday, we will be going door-to-door in Concord to inform voters about how Scott will help New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, and let them know what to do to help elect him. These door knocks are usually a blast and we will be providing food. Here is the information:

What: Concord Door Knocking
When: Sunday, October 19th, 1:30-4:30 PM
Where: Sal's Pizza, 80 Storrs Street, Concord
RSVP: Jeremy Baker (


With under 20 days to got, if you need a lawn sign to let your friends and neighbors know you are supporting Scott,
check out our list of sign depots across the state where you can go and pick one up. There is contact information for each location, so just call up the place closest to you and get your sign!
Thanks reading and for supporting Scott Brown. This has been a long journey but we are now in the homestretch. Let's work hard these next 18 days so we can elect Scott Brown as the next Senator from New Hampshire.  
  Colin Reed
Campaign Manager