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Shaheen hits Brown on outside money in first campaign ad

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visits UNH Law to participate in luncheon with former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen for the announcement of a fellowship program for veterans. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor file)

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visits UNH Law to participate in luncheon with former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen for the announcement of a fellowship program for veterans. (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor file)

In the first ad buy of her re-election campaign, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is again hitting Scott Brown on his refusal to sign a pledge limiting outside money in their potential match-up. Brown’s resistance to signing the “People’s Pledge” has been a key talking point for Shaheen, and one that’s unlikely to go away if Brown continues to hold his position if he officially enters the race.

“Jeanne Shaheen signed. Tell Scott Brown to sign. It was the right thing to do in Massachusetts, and it’s the right thing to do here. New Hampshire deserves a clean election, too,” an announcer says.

The radio ad will run across New Hampshire and Boston stations that come into southern New Hampshire. Shaheen’s campaign would not comment on the price of the ad, only to say it was a five-figure buy. Brown first proposed the pledge in his 2012 race against Elizabeth Warren. Shaheen’s ad uses an audio clip of Brown speaking about the benefits of the pledge in one of his 2012 campaign ads.

“You’ve probably heard about the super PACs that have been created to influence elections, usually with negative ads. So I did something about it in my own race. I proposed and signed a pledge to stop third-party groups from coming into our state,” he said.

Brown, for his part, has called Shaheen’s focus on the pledge a political game. Shaheen was in California fundraising during the weekend that she asked Brown to sign the pledge. “The horse has left the barn,” he said last week. “I’m not signing it. I have no intention of signing it.”

(Kathleen Ronayne can be reached at 369-3309 or kronayne@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @kronayne.)

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If the GOP wants to have Shaheen run on her record - there's no reason that Brown shouldn't be held to the same standard of past commitments. Scott Brown could hold to the same standard he did in Massachusetts - but it would show that he is devoid of support from the people he would offer to represent. NH people expect their representatives to pay their dues as a citizen of NEW HAMPSHIRE - with time in the state and a history of local commitments - before seriously considering them for higher office. What a strange state of affairs! NH - for decades a reliable conservative leaning state. Now the best that the NH GOP can offer in a key race, is a recent transplant and an elderly has-been. I guess their quest for political irrelevance continues.

looks like Brown wants to follow in the footsteps of the Great Hillary....albeit with much stronger roots to NH than she had to NY

The only pledge I want any politician to sign is for a balanced budget. Since jeanne and Barry were elected in 2008, the national debt has gone from $8 trillion to $18.5 trillion. Jeanne also pledged to fight big oil, yet gas has gone from $1.50 a gallon the day she was inaugurated to $3.37 today. She rails against wall st yet the wealthy have done remarkably well under Barry and Jeanne.

The only pledge I want any politician to sign is for a balanced budget. Since jeanne and Barry were elected in 2008, the national debt has gone from $8 trillion to $18.5 trillion. Jeanne also pledged to fight big oil, yet gas has gone from $1.50 a gallon the day she was inaugurated to $3.37 today. She rails against wall st yet the wealthy have done remarkably well under Barry and Jeanne.

Shaheen is a rubber stamp for O'Bummer. For no other reason, she must go.

HYPOCRITE - MASSIVE HYPOCRITE - On Feb 19th Shaheen was at a fundraiser at the home of a San Francisco billionaire Hedge fund czar who has pledged 100 Million for democrats this election. Again - Within weeks she was in Seattle at a fundraiser of "outside interests". This woman is a massive hypocrite. ..... no wonder democrats love her

In other words Shaheen is against "Free Speech" because the courts have ruled that money spent to: (1) tell the truth OR to (2) TRY to brainwash the populace into believing this or that garbage, of it tests the people just how dumb or smart they are, of some voters just go to the polls and pick at random by check-marks that aren't even valid because they have to be an "x" marks the spot.

Really Sen. that's all you have to worry about is someone else's money. What about Obama Care and the promise that you and Obama made that we could keep our health care, that we could keep our doctor, that it would be cheaper and lets not forget thousands of NH folks have lost there health care, along with half of the hospitals in the state are off limits. Scott Brown is not the answer, but if I had to chose it wouldn't be you. Sen. you are the typical politician, what you say and what you do are 2 different things. You are everything that is wrong in Washington.

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