Citizens for Strong NH begins week long radio ads hitting Shaheen
(April 8, 2014) - Since future New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has not agreed to limit the role that third parties can play in the campaign this year, it should come as no surprise that Tuesday yet another third party group is launching radio ads.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has begun a week's worth of one-minute ads tying Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to the currently unpopular Affordable Care Act. The group would not say how much money they are spending to air the ads.
The ad, which can be heard here, takes audio from a recent tele-town hall Shaheen conducted with constituents. In that conference call she continued her support for the new health care law and said that "we are beginning to see some positive results."
"Considering she cast the deciding vote for Obamacare and votes with the President 99 percent of the time, we aren't too surprised Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still stands by the law even as it crumbles," saidCitizens for a Strong New Hampshire spokesman Derek Dufresne "However, her misguided and delusional belief that Granite Staters are seeing 'positive results' from a failing Obamacare would be laughable if it didn't have such serious consequences."
This radio ad follows a television ad buy also helping Brown, by a Washington-based group called Ending Spending.
Shaheen's campaign responded by referencing the presence of the ad, not the content of it.
"Scott Brown is running from his own People's Pledge because he is counting on special interests and third party groups to buy him New Hampshire's Senate seat with ads like this. The people of New Hampshire know Jeanne Shaheen. They know they can depend on her to fight for them and make a difference for New Hampshire," said Shaheen campaign manager Mike Vlacich. “We are ready to meet anytime and anywhere with Scott Brown's campaign to sign the People’s Pledge and stop these third party, out of state groups from pouring their millions into New Hampshire and polluting our airwaves."