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Thursday
Aug282014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Campaign Schedule for Thursday 

Below is Jim Rubens' campaign schedule for Thursday, August 28, 2014:

 

3:00pm- Jim visits Lancaster Fair

               Lancaster Fairgrounds

               516 Main Street, Lancaster

 

6:30pm- Jim speaks at Coos County Republican Committee Night with the Candidates

               Lancaster Town Hall

               25 Main St., Lancaster

Wednesday
Aug272014

NHDP - HuffPost: Scott Brown Denies That Man-Made Climate Change Is Scientifically Proven 

HuffPost: Scott Brown Denies That Man-Made Climate Change Is Scientifically Proven
 
The Huffington Post     | By Sabrina Siddiqui

 
New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has added his name to the list of Republicans who have dismissed the science behind climate change, despite previously stating that global warming is real.

During a GOP primary debate on Saturday, Brown was asked if he believed that "the theory of man-made climate change has been scientifically proven." The former Massachusetts senator, who hopes to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), responded, "Uh, no."

Watch Brown's answer in the video above.

Brown's response, posted in a video Monday by the Democratic opposition research firm American Bridge, is at odds with the position he held while defending his seat in the 2012 Massachusetts Senate race. Back then, Brown said he did believe in climate change during a debate with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat who eventually defeated him.

"Yes, yes I do," he said. "I absolutely believe that climate change is real and I believe there's a combination between man-made and natural."

When asked for comment Monday, Brown's campaign offered a response that more closely resembled his remarks in 2012.

"Scott Brown believes that the climate is changing by a combination of natural and manmade causes," Elizabeth Guyton, a spokeswoman for the campaign, told The Huffington Post. "The real issue is whether we are going to impose a new national energy tax on carbon. Scott Brown says no and Jeanne Shaheen says yes."

Though Brown is expected to win the primary on Sept. 9, he has adopted a more conservative stance on some issues to garner support from the right. He has recently pounded Shaheen's record on immigration, despite voting, while serving as a state senator in Massachusetts, for one of the same reforms he criticized her for backing.

Shaheen hit Brown for his comments on climate change, calling them "disappointing" and an effort to "appease the Big Oil special interests who fund his campaigns."

"Scott Brown is wrong," Shaheen said. "Climate change is very real and here in New Hampshire we are already seeing consequences. In order to protect the people and environment in New Hampshire, we’ve got to take action now to reduce pollution, reduce our reliance on foreign oil, and encourage clean energy investments that create jobs and lower energy costs."

NextGen Climate, a group backed by billionaire financier and climate activist Tom Steyer working to elect Democrats, said Brown "can’t make up his mind about what he believes" on climate change, immigration, health care or women's rights.

"New Hampshire voters see Scott Brown for what he is: someone more interested in his own political career than in the issues that matter to Granite State voters," said Pete Kavanaugh, the New Hampshire director for NextGen.

HuffPost Pollster's model, which averages all of the publicly available polling in the race, currently shows Shaheen leading Brown by about 6 percentage points.
Wednesday
Aug272014

Martin For US Senate - U.S. Senate candidate asks FCC to investigate Hearst Television monopoly at WMUR 

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin is asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the monopoly practices of WMUR-TV

 

Andy says Hearst Television, which owns WMUR, is giving Scott Brown and his two “debating dummies” free air time at 7:00 P.M. while refusing to sell Andy time at 7:00 P.M. on a different day

 

Andy says Hearst Television is using its monopoly power to decide the outcome U. S. Senate primary

 

(Manchester, NH) (August 25, 2014) 

 

Dear Granite Stater:

 

See if this sounds fair to you: the Hearst Television company that owns WMUR-TV is giving free time for a staged “debate” between Scott Brown and his two “debating dummies.” Hearst Television is refusing to sell me a similar time slot to advertise my campaign. So Brown gets free time, and Hearst will not even sell me the same time they are giving away for free. Is that fair?

 

Federal law protects the right of access of federal candidates to the air waves. If Hearst gives Brown and the dummies free time at 7:00 P.M., and won’t sell me time at 7:00 P.M., instead offering me time on Sunday afternoon or after 11:00 P.M. when the audience is comparatively infinitesimal, doesn’t that New York-based media dictatorship effective control the outcome of elections in our state?

 

If a legitimate candidate is denied his right to purchase comparable time, while the station is giving away near-prime time to its favored candidate, democracy is a joke. You don’t have to support me or my candidacy to realize that when strong-arm tactics are used against one candidate they can also be used in the future against other candidates.

 

I have asked the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to investigative the monopolistic corporate behavior of Hearst Television and the efforts of the company to rig the U. S. Senate election with biased coverage (seen enough of Scott Brown yet?) and refusal to obey federal law by selling me a comparable time slot to that being given away to my opponents.

 

New Hampshire has a more corrupt media environment than Chicago. Here we have only one TV station licensed to the state. Hearst Television is abusing its monopoly power.

 

Here is what I asked the FCC to investigate: (letter follows without masthead information)

 

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Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street, SW

Washington, DC 20554

 

I am a ballot-qualified candidate for the United States Senate from New Hampshire in the Republican Party primary on September 9, 2014. Therefore, time is of the essence.

 

Ten (10) years ago I wrote the first report questioning the family history of then-state Senator Barack Obama. I was the first independent investigator to go to Hawai’i to look into then-U. S. Senator Barack Obama’s family history. I wrote a book which is a collection of my columns as well as a Psychological Profile of then-U.S. Senator Obama (copy enclosed with the hard copy of this letter). My research concerning President Obama has been remarkably prescient and remarkably accurate.

 

The State of New Hampshire has only one commercial TV station licensee, WMUR-TV, which is operated by Hearst Television. The fact that Hearst has a local statewide monopoly makes my situation somewhat unique and urgent.

 

WMUR-TV is conducting a bogus “debate” involving the licensee’s preferred candidate for U. S. Senator, Scott Brown, and two additional “sparring partners” for Brown, neither of whom has any recent national exposure or meaningful experience in confronting a media phenomenon such as Mr. Brown. As licensees now do, WMUR-TV has also enlisted a local “patsy,” St. Anselm’s College, to act as a “sponsor” of the debate so the broadcaster can claim that Equal Time rules do not apply. The station has been remarkably crafty in seeking to insulate Brown from any meaningful opposition.

 

I understand Hearst’s motivation. Brown is a cash machine for broadcasters. Brown brings in millions in Wall Street cash to support his candidacy, because his vote in the senate is for sale. Brown also brings in millions in Democratic Party opposition advertising seeking to expose his perfidiousness and defeat him.

 

Well enough.

 

WMUR-TV is broadcasting its “debate” at 7:00 P.M.   

 

I asked the licensee to sell me half an hour at 7:00 P.M. (on a different day) so I can counteract the free time being given to Brown and his sparring partners.

 

WMUR-TV has refused to sell me the same time slot that they are making available for free to my opponents. In substance, WMUR-TV’s position is a corruption and perversion of the Communications Act. To give free time to my opponents and to refuse to sell me the same time slot so I may reach the same audience effectively locks me out of any access to that audience and dooms my campaign.

I do not believe any licensee, Democrat or Republican, should have such monopoly power (Hearst is a Democrat-leaning corporation; they have wined and dined the incumbent senator, Jeanne Shaheen, at their offices in New York City.)

 

The issue presented is not a complex one. Can a licensee which holds a monopoly position in a state give free time to some candidates, and then refuse to sell the same time slot to another excluded candidate, claming the free time slot is not covered by any form of equal access or equal time opportunity? I think not. The drafters of the Communications Act never contemplated such an extortionate position of power for a licensee to exercise.

 

I ask the Commissioners to take immediate action to protect my right as a candidate to purchase the same time slot (local access, a half hour, one time, some time between 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.) that is being made available for free to my opponents.

 

The licensee has offered to sell me time on Sunday afternoon, or late at night, but obviously these alternative time slots are not remotely similar to the audience being made available to my primary opponents at 7:00 P.M.

 

Increasingly we are becoming a feudalistic nation, where corporate might makes right, and where broadcast licensees have contempt for the public interest they are supposed to serve.

 

Most respectfully, I ask that the spirit of the Communications Act, that licensees must operate in the public interest and not solely in the corporate interest, be honored. The spirit of our Constitution should also be respected. The contumacious monopoly attitude of Hearst should be rejected.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

ANDY MARTIN

 

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I hope you will agree with me that New Hampshire should not be a “colony” of Hearst Television in New York, where Hearst executives get to ban candidates from the airwaves and decide who gets free air time and who will be denied his or her federal right to purchase air time. Hearst’s corporate behavior is despicable. Every New Hampshire citizen suffers and our democracy is diminished when the Hearst TV monopoly is allowed to dictate the outcome of elections in our state.

 

Loyally,

 

Andy

 

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News conference details: Manchester, NH August 27, 2014

 

WHO:     

 

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

 

WHAT:    

 

Andy Martin asks the FCC to investigate WMUR-TV’s refusal to sell him TV time comparable to the time slots being given away to his opponents

 

WHERE:

 

Manchester, NH, Northwest corner of Elm and Webster Streets

           

WHEN:

 

Wednesday, August 27, 1:30 P.M.

 

Wednesday
Aug272014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Campaign Schedule for Wednesday 

Below is Jim Rubens' campaign schedule for Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

 

8:00am- Jim participates in NH Today Debate with Jack Heath and John DiStaso

               WGIR AM 610/WQSO 96.7 FM

               Live stream available: www.nhnewsnetwork610.com and iHeart Radio app

               195 McGregor St., Suite 810, Manchester

 

3:00pm- Jim visits Dover Farmers Market

               55 Central Ave., Dover

 

4:30pm- Jim visits Rye Farmers Market

               580 Washington Rd., Rye

 

7:00pm- Jim participates in panel discussion for Senate candidates

               RiverWoods Retirement Community

               7 RiverWoods Dr., Exeter

Wednesday
Aug272014

NHDP - NEW CAMPAIGN: NHDP Launches “Big Oil Billionaires for Brown”

Highlighting Brown’s Devotion to Big Oil Special Interests
 
Brown Votes for Their Tax Breaks, They Fund Brown’s Campaigns
 

Manchester, NH—The New Hampshire Democratic Party is launching “Big Oil Billionaires for Brown,” a fully integrated campaign to highlight Brown’s special relationship and record of close ties with out-of-state special interests that do not have New Hampshire families’ best interests in mind. This campaign will include earned, paid, and owned media initiatives calling out Scott Brown’s past record and continued relationship with Big Oil special interests.
 
“There's a reason Big Oil billionaires like the Koch Brothers are spending millions to buy New Hampshire's senate seat for Scott Brown: they want him back in the Senate voting for their interests--not New Hampshire's--just like he did when he was representing Massachusetts. For years Brown delivered for Big Oil by voting to protect their special tax breaks, while they rewarded him with half a million dollars in campaign contributions and ads, and now he's anxious to get back to work for them,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain

“New Hampshire Democrats are making sure Scott Brown gets what he deserves—a hearty endorsement by a group that he has fought for year after year—Big Oil billionaires," added McClain. 
 
The “Big Oil Billionaires for Brown” campaign will include digital extensions—FacebookTwitter, and an official website—as well as paid digital ads that target persuadable voters in New Hampshire.

 
Brown’s record of support for Big Oil and Wall Street special interest is long and consistent.
 
·      Brown voted for tens of billions of dollars in special tax breaks for big oil companies even when it meant voting against reducing the deficit and investing in alternative energy.
·      Brown voted to save tax loopholes for oil and gas companies even when it meant voting against tax deductions for small businesses. 


 
And Big Oil billionaires have returned the favor.
·      Big Oil has invested big in Scott Brown, rewarding him with nearly a half million dollars in campaign contributions over his career for protecting them.
·      In 2012, only five members of Congress took more money from oil and gas companies than Scott Brown.
·      Big Oil has spent more than $2.3 million on attack ads against Jeanne Shaheen to help their former guardian Scott Brown get back to Senate to work for them. In total, special interest groups have spent and will spend more than $7.8 million against her to date.
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