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NHDP - NH Leaders Say Brown Partnership With Perry Insults New Hampshire Families 

Brown Welcomes Gov. Perry and His Repeated Insults to LGBT Families to NH
Brown Has History of Failing New Hampshire LGBT Community


Manchester, NH— LGBT Leaders in New Hampshire are calling attention to Scott Brown's welcoming of Texas Governor Rick Perry to New Hampshire, given Perry's offensive remarks about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, his record of actively fighting against LGBT civil rights, and Brown's record of failing LGBT families.
Brown and the NHGOP are hosting a conference call with Governor Perry today.
Scott Brown’s record of failing LGBT families, includes opposing the repeal of the antiquated Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to support—or even take a stand on—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would have protected individuals from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Brown also opposed same-sex marriage and repeatedly voted for a constitutional ban, and voting to suspend same-sex marriages in Washington, DC.
Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard said, "The fact that Scott Brown has agreed to associate so closely with someone who has actively fought against civil rights for LGBT individuals is extremely troubling, and frankly, hurtful. Families across the state deserve to know that Brown agrees with Governor Perry’s offensive, insensitive, and idiotic comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism. Scott Brown is showing us he isn't in this race for New Hampshire's LGBT community or any of our family or friends.” 
Brown is hosting the Perry conference call only weeks after Perry compared LGBT people to alcoholics, saying  "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."
“Rick Perry's brand of discrimination isn't welcome in New Hampshire.  This is the latest in a string of embarrassing and disastrous decisions made by a badly flailing Brown campaign,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “Accepting RickPerry’s endorsement and then touting it in front of members of the New Hampshire media is truly disturbing given Perry’s consistent anti-LGBT record. The fact that Brown has linked himself so closely with Governor Perry—especially following the incident in which one of his strong supporters sent the NHDP foul hate mail—should really spur families across the state to ask themselves whether this Beacon Hill politician has any sense of New Hampshire at all.”

NHDP - Scott Brown’s Campaign Ads Feature Green Screened Stock Footage 


Buzzfeed: Scott Brown’s Campaign Ads Feature Green Screened Stock Footage

Spoiler: He’s not at the airport.posted on July 29, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.

Scott Brown’s new campaign ad titled “Security” features the New Hampshire candidate standing in an airport talking about security procedures at U.S. airports compared to security conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border:

But it appears Brown isn’t really in an airport — and instead in front of a green screen with stock video footage of an airport from Shutterstock superimposed during editing:

Brown’s campaign did not return a request for comment.



In Case You Missed It

WGIR: New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath
July 29,2014

Scott Brown addressed the ongoing immigration crisis this morning on WGIR's NH Today radio program with Jack Heath. Brown criticized the administration's leadership and blamed the President and Senator Shaheen for supporting pro-amnesty policies that are creating incentives for people to come to this country illegally. 

Click here to listern to the audio and see below for a full transcript. 


JACK HEATH: I wanted to touch upon the illegal immigration story and get your quick take. I’m doing these interviews with national pundits, and people are kind of, I think , scratching their heads, trying to figure out what this administration is going to do and when they are going to do it? Your thoughts on leadership at this moment and the finger pointing in Washington? Maybe this week they’re going to pass a bill on some appropriations that the White House requested. But where are we at in your mind on illegal immigration?
SCOTT BROWN: I believe we have an immigration crisis, because as you know, they’re crossing, just walking across the border, and that’s wrong. I have always felt that a nation that’s lost control of its borders really isn’t a nation at all, it’s challenged and especially when you look what’s happening in Washington right now, we need to stop the flow of illegal immigration and turn of the so-called magnets that encourage people to come here illegally. And as you know, when the president issued his executive order on the DREAM Act kids and putting them before people that were trying to follow our laws, something that he and Senator Shaheen have been supportive of. It’s a pro-amnesty policy and it’s drawing illegals here. It’s a very real economic and potential national security problem.


"A nation that has lost control of its borders isn’t really a nation at all"

MANCHESTER - Today, the Brown campaign released a new radio ad about the current immigration crisis at our southern border.

In the ad, Brown calls for immediate action to secure the border, saying, "A nation that has lost control of its borders isn’t really a nation at all."
Brown says the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants descending on the U.S.-Mexico border are "creating a dangerous situation for themselves and overwhelming our capacity to respond."
Brown blames the pro-amnesty policies of President Obama and Senator Shaheen for encouraging people to come here in violation of the law. Shaheen is a supporter of the DREAM Act, which offered legal status to young illegal immigrants. When the DREAM Act failed to pass, Obama issued executive orders to halt deportation proceedings against young illegal immigrants.
As an elected official, Brown has taken a strong stand to secure the border and address illegal immigration.  He voted against the DREAM Act and opposed driver's licenses and in-state college tuition for people who are here illegally. Brown has also been a consistent supporter of a border fence to improve security.

Click here to listen to the ad
Script for “Secure Borders” (Radio: 60)
Scott Brown: I’m Scott Brown running for the United States Senate
And I want to talk to you about the immigration crisis facing our country
Americans go through security before the go on a plane
Enter a government building 
Or attend a ballgame
But folks who come here illegally
They just walk across the border - that’s wrong
Thanks to the pro-amnesty policies of President Obama and Jeanne Shaheen
Tens of thousands of people have descended on the U.S./Mexico border
Creating a dangerous situation for themselves
And overwhelming our capacity to respond
We’ve all seen the pictures on TV – total chaos
We’re a compassionate country
But a nation that has lost control of its borders
Isn’t really a nation at all
Which is why we must finally get serious about securing the border
And make it clear that if you come here illegally
We intend to enforce the law

NHDP - Buzzfeed: Man Cited By Scott Brown’s Campaign As Supporter Sends Democrats Racist, Misogynistic Letter

“I deeply resent your email to me requesting support for the Fascist [sic] c—s you represent,” the letter reads. A spokesman for Brown: “We completely disassociate ourselves from this individual.”posted on July 27, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
By Dorsey Shaw

A man once touted by Scott Brown’s team as a supporter of his Senate campaign sent a profanity-laced letter to the New Hampshire Democratic office last week, in response to a fundraising email from sent to him by the party.

Charles C. Benzing, a bus driver who had been cited as a Brown supporter in a July 9 press release, addressed the letter to a New Hampshire Democratic Party official who sent the fundraising email. The letter is dated July 16.

In the letter, Benzing uses extremely misogynistic and racist language when referring to Democratic Party leaders Jeanne Shaheen, Gov. Maggie W. Hassan, and Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster:


When contacted by BuzzFeed by phone to confirm that he was the author of the letter, Benzing replied, “The one about them being a bunch of fascists? Yeah, that’s me.”

In early July, Benzing’s name was included in a press release from the Brown campaign listing of former and current elected officials, activists, and supporters that had formally announced their support for the former Massachusetts senator’s effort to defeat Shaheen in 2014; the campaign sends out lists like this with somefrequency. Benzing last year led an effort to de-unionize a group of bus drivers.


New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain verified the authenticity of the letter, telling BuzzFeed, “It is offensive and sickening that Scott Brown would flaunt the endorsement of someone who would use such disgusting language to describe our state’s female elected leaders. There’s no excuse for this.”

When reached for comment, Brown’s campaign manager Colin Reed told BuzzFeed, “This is deeply offensive language. We completely disassociate ourselves from this individual.”