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Thursday
Oct162014

NHDP: Brown Must Immediately Return Campaign Donations From Those Responsible for Ad Featuring James Foley  

Brown Received $10,000 From John Bolton, Who Serves on Advisory Board for Right Wing Group Secure America Now
 

Manchester, NH—The New Hampshire Democratic Party is calling on Scott Brown to do the right thing and return the $10,000 donation from John Bolton, one of those responsible for a disgusting ad that features an image of slain New Hampshire native James Foley.
 
“This despicable ad is offensive to people of New Hampshire. James Foley should not be coldly used for political fodder,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “Scott Brown’s silence speaks volumes. He should immediately and forcefully denounce this ad and return his $10,000 donation from John Bolton—one of those responsible for this ad. Jim Foley’s murder should in no way be used as a political football.”
 
Scott Brown received $10,000 from John Bolton through his PAC. Bolton is on the advisory board of Secure America Now, the right-wing group running the ad.
Wednesday
Oct152014

NHDP - ICYMI: Jeanne Shaheen Leads Scott Brown 50-44 

ICYMI: Jeanne Shaheen Leads Scott Brown 50-44 

Manchester, NH - In case you missed it, new polling shows Jeanne Shaheen leading Scott Brown by six points, 50-44. 

Key Takeaways:  "The survey, obtained by CQ Roll Call, found the Democrat ahead 50 percent to 44 percent against former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass."

"According to a polling memo, it found Shaheen with a 7-point net favorable rating, while Brown’s was 7 points underwater. The senator led by 15 points among women and by 7 points among independents, while Brown led by 4 points among men. The incumbent also led by 33 points on the question of which candidate 'is committed to New Hampshire.'”

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"The poll of 600 likely voters was taken Oct. 7-9 and had a 4-point margin of error. Voters were interviewed on both landline and mobile phones."

"The New Hampshire Senate race is rated Leans Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call."

To read the full write-up of the poll, click HERE

Sunday
Oct122014

NHDP - Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote 

In Case You Missed It: Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote

By Jason Kolnos and Anne Brennan
news@seacoastonline.com 
Posted Oct. 11, 2014 @ 2:01 pm 

Editor’s note: This article was published by Seacoast Media Group’s sister newspaper, The Cape Cod Times, on Friday, Oct. 11.

State Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said this week that then-state Sen. Scott Brown called him unelectable after Ross voted to keep a proposed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment off the ballot, according to The Sun Chronicle newspaper.

Ross told The Sun Chronicle editorial board on Thursday that Brown said “you’re through” in a telephone call shortly after the June 2007 vote. Brown voted in favor of putting the proposal on the ballot.

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The action preserved gay marriage rights in the only state where it was legal at the time. At the time, Ross was a state representative.

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The Human Rights Campaign, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, condemned Brown in a statement Friday.

“Scott Brown’s despicable threat against a fellow Massachusetts Republican may become a reality for his own political career,” said Marty Rouse, HRC’s national field director, according to the statement. “When he loses in November to New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he’ll have lost in two different states, two elections in a row, to two different women. The people of New Hampshire will be telling Scott Brown, ‘you’re through.’”
Friday
Oct102014

ALG's Daily Grind - A Republican rout in the Senate?  

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Oct. 9, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

A Republican rout in the Senate?
An unpopular president in his sixth year in office typically does not do well in the midterms, anyway, but 2014 on paper has all the makings of a rout. A look into some of the key races.

Cartoon: Obola

Predicted failure of Obamacare co-ops
The first shoe to drop in an impending Obamacare funding grant scandal was heard in New York this week, where the Freelancers Union, which received a $340 million health insurance co-op grant from the Administration in 2012, announced that they were no longer going to provide health insurance.

Karlgaard: America's missing wealth
Study: "[I]t's been runaway federal regulation that's crimped U.S. growth by the year and utterly smashed it over two generations."

Friday
Oct102014

NHDP, NARAL Hosting Day Long Visibility Outside of Scott Brown's Manchester Office

4'x8' with Bill Text Parked In Front Of Brown's Office with Specific Legislative Language Requiring  Women To Look at Photographs of Fetuses Before Terminating a Pregnancy 
 
New Hampshire Women Gather For Day-Long Protest at Brown’s Office, Demand He Be Truthful About His Record of Limiting Reproductive Choices for Women
 
Manchester, NH—Continuing efforts to highlight Scott Brown’s support for controversial legislation he twice co-sponsored to require women to view photographs of developing fetuses before they could exercise their right to terminate a pregnancy, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is hosting a day long visibility effort outside of his Manchester office to remind New Hampshire women that Brown can't be trusted to protect reproductive rights. The NHDP, along with members of NARAL and concerned New Hampshire women, also unveiled a 4'x8' sized copy of the legislation Brown cosponsored outside his office, so he is reminded of just how wrong his legislation is for New Hampshire.  

"There is a very clear choice in this election when it comes to protecting women's reproductive rights, and Scott Brown's record proves that New Hampshire women simply can't trust him," said Laura Thibault, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire. "The facts are indisputable: Scott Brown has repeatedly backed legislation to roll back women's reproductive rights, and he's shown time and again that he can't be trusted to stand up to his party when those rights are under attack. When he was serving in the Massachusetts legislature, he twice supported legislation that would force women to look at pictures of fetuses before they had an abortion. That's absolutely unacceptable. While Scott Brown can say he's pro-choice all he wants, his record is anything but pro-choice."

“Scott Brown can't be trusted to protect reproductive rights for New Hampshire women," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “There's no denying the facts: Brown sponsored legislation not once but twice that would require women to look at pictures of developing fetuses before terminating a pregnancy.  The proof is right there in the text of the bill that he put his name on, and we're going to make sure voters know the truth about his record." 

To read the full text of the bill that Scott Brown co-sponsored to force women to view photographs of developing fetuses before ending a pregnancy, please click here.
 

 


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