Letter: Shaheen is working hard for us
Re “Actually, Rubens’s idea trumps Shaheen’s” (Monitor letter, Oct. 18):
Gary Rucinski astutely noted in his letter that even residents of Massachusetts acknowledge that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is working hard for New Hampshire and the nation. Moreover, challenger Jim Rubens still has no support for his campaign in the very state he is running in.
It is striking that Rubens, who has been campaigning since June, has not had a single person write him a letter of support who wasn’t either from Massachusetts or a staffer on his campaign. This is reflective of his inability to relate to the people of New Hampshire and how disheveled his campaign is.
Shaheen, on the other hand, has demonstrated with her energy efficiency bill why she is the most popular and respected politicians in our state. While most in Washington are paralyzed by partisanship, Shaheen’s energy bill brings both Republicans and Democrats together and has been endorse, impressively, by 200 businesses, trade associations and advocacy groups. The bill would provide $20 billion in net savings for American households, have a net creation of 160,000 jobs and environmentally would have the same effect of taking 23 million cars off the road. While Rubens continues to throw vapid arguments against Shaheen, our U.S. senator will continue her hard work as not only a climate champion, but also a champion for all Granite Staters.
TOM AKEY Jr.