I've asked this question before and now I'm asking it again. Have you ever read something, and at first dismissed it but then after some time goes by it sinks in......
I'm following the race for Senate District #1 including the twitter feeds for the two major candidates, Sen. Jeff Woodburn and Rep. Leon Rideout. In any case Rideout often tweets along the same themes, if not brand identity: partiotism, guns, love of country, U.S. Marine Corps, more guns, flag. I think you get the point. It is what it is. I'm sure Rep. Rideout will get many votes because of this brand identity alot of voters identify to it. It's very similar to Craftsman Tools. People buy craftsman tools because they know it is a name that can be relied upon.
Let's move on....
If there is going to be one issue that is important in this senate race it will be the Northern Pass. The proposal to march transmission towers to the sea. I think it's safe to say that 70-85% of the population is opposed to Northern Pass. So here is the tweet(s):
"Did having campaign donors IBEW N the room mute Woodburn's statement 2 the SEC."
"Does the Sen. stand with #North Country residents?"
And then it hit me.......
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is one of the most powerful unions in the country including its financial support for Democratic candidates including the political endeavors of Gov. Maggie Hassan. If you notice Gov. Hassan has never said that she is opposed to the Northern Pass she hasn't even acknowleged the will of the people that are opposed to this capital intensive project.
So where does this leave Sen. Jeff Woodburn? (See Tweets Above).
I'd say somewhere between a rock and high voltage transmission tower.