Poll: As Scott Brown pounds on immigration, NH Senate race closes to statistical tie

posted at 10:41 am on August 22, 2014 by Guy Benson

A brand new WMUR Granite State poll shows New Hampshire’s US Senate race tightening considerably:

A new poll shows that a possible race between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Republican Scott Brown is a tossup. Last month, Brown trailed Shaheen in the WMUR Granite State Poll by 12 points. The new poll shows Shaheen leading brown by 2 points, 46 percent to 44 percent. “I feel very good because when I’m going out and about into people’s businesses, holding town halls — town halls are an important thing — and conveying my thoughts about being an independent voice for New Hampshire, it’s resonating,” Brown said…Shaheen could be getting dragged down by President Barack Obama’s approval numbers, which sit at an all-time low in New Hampshire.

The Brown/Shaheen head-to-head hasn’t been even remotely this close since, well, we wrote about this Dartmouth survey back in early May.  Since then, the race has appeared to be slowly slipping away, with the incumbent leading by roughly 10 points in most polls.  We’ll see if the new WMUR poll — which is very respected in the state — is a blip, or the first data point in a trend.  Since the outfit’s last poll showed Shaheen’s leading challenger down by a dozen points, Republicans have been consoling themselves with this history lesson from the station’s political director:

The reality is that this race, like Shaheen other races for Senate in 2002 and 2008, will break one way or the another [much] later in the fall, possibly even in the last two weeks. History should tell us something. In 2002 Shaheen was leading her Republican opponent going into the last week and then lost. In 2008, the race broke Shaheen’s way in the last month.

But these new numbers can’t be construed as a ‘late break.’  What might explain the ten-point swing in the course of one month?  Part of it may be the fact that Brown has been holding one public town hall meeting after another, while Shaheen has refused to conduct any.  (Does that dynamic — Brown criss-crossing a state, out-hustling an entitled and cloistered Democratic opponent — stir any memories?)  Brown’s campaign has also been relentlessly hammering away at Obamacare, which is highly unpopular in New Hampshire, and for good reason. But Obamacare’s been a thorn in Shaheen’s side for months, during her highs and lows, and the cumulative effect of intensive retail politics doesn’t generally amount to a double-digit swing in such a short time span. So what else could be driving the big shift?  Take a look at Brown’s last two television commercials:

He’s been hammering on immigration for weeks now; the first spot posted above pre-dated Tom Cotton’s tough ad in Arkansas. Meanwhile, Terri Lynn Land is also running an immigration-themed ad up in Michigan.  Someone, somewhere obviously believes the resonance of the border crisis as an issue isn’t limited to red states.  To wit, when an in-depth polling memo from the NRSC landed in my inbox yesterday morning (hours before the WMUR poll was released), I was a bit surprised to see Shaheen featured as one of the incumbents listed as “primed for defeat.”  The polling picture linked had been pretty ugly for months, I thought.  Do they know something we don’t, or is this just pro forma partisan rah-rahism?  Regardless of whether the NRSC was tipped off on the survey that was about to drop, one element of their analysis jumped off the page:

Internal polls show that her opposition to increased border security and her role in Obama’s push for “Executive Amnesty” are extremely potent in the Granite State.

Internal polls driving a “potent” on-air message may have revived Brown’s campaign, at least for now.  I’ll leave you with two questions: If this momentum is real, can Brown keep it rolling over the next two-plus months?  And do you think Shaheen might be among those leading this frantic, behind-the-scenes charge?

Context: Sargent often serves as a DSCC stenographer, and Shaheen has been known to cast about for quick, short-term fixes to her self-inflicted political problems.  Obama’s rumored executive amnesty may have to wait.


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Gee, who woulda thunk it? Appealing to the base(the real base, not cronies like the Chamber of Commerce) can generate enthusiasm and lead to electoral success. And this is in New Hampshire. Imagine what railing on the border crisis and illegal immigration could do for candidates closer to the South.

Doughboy on August 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Howard dean thinks this is just an outlier

cmsinaz on August 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Gee, who woulda thunk it? Appealing to the base(the real base, not cronies like the Chamber of Commerce) can generate enthusiasm and lead to electoral success. And this is in New Hampshire. Imagine what railing on the border crisis and illegal immigration could do for candidates closer to the South.

Doughboy on August 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM

The question is: Will Scott Brown, if elected, continue this stance or will he adopt the RINO/CofC position in the end?

Bitter Clinger on August 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Now if we can just Stuart Smalley’s seat in play.

Tater Salad on August 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Start talking about ISIS coming over the border and our lax visa enforcement, and maybe he’ll win going away.

It’s a phucking disgrace that 40% of the illegal immigrants are visaoverstayers who have simply gone off the grid. Talk about an enemy within. These people should be deported regardless how long it ever takes for them to be uncovered.

BuckeyeSam on August 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

And btw the idiot Romney could have pounded on immigration and won the election. Instead he double-talked and issue skirted and waffled and lost.

anotherJoe on August 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Nine planes full of illegals landed secretly in Mass and it’s been all over talk radio, then the clothesline telegraph we have in New Hampshire.

We saw the business with Patrick in Mass and the anti illegal immigration rally at the statehouse in Boston and we know illegals have been dumped in Manchester.

That WMUR poll probably over samples dems as all the others have.

I’d still rather see Smith win. Brown is not trustworthy and votes with the socialists too often.

dogsoldier on August 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

The question is: Will Scott Brown, if elected, continue this stance or will he adopt the RINO/CofC position in the end?

Bitter Clinger on August 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I don’t trust hardly any Republicans these days on amnesty, but maybe they’ll get the message if enough of them go the way of Eric Cantor.

Doughboy on August 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Obama’s rumored executive amnesty may have to wait.

heh, if he does it between 2014 & 2016 – that will give Republicans a big hammer to pound the Marxist party with when 2016 rolls around. The RINO’S will also see that “immigration reform” is a loser.

And IF Obama does grant amnesty…..the conservative wing will do everything it can to reverse and
deport…..it will be what the “people” want…..

redguy on August 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM

ISIS

Open borders

It’s all one now, and obama owns both.

Kid yourselves, otherwise, at your own risk.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Does that dynamic — Brown criss-crossing a state, out-hustling an entitled and cloistered Democratic opponent — stir any memories?

It sure does, Billy. It sure does…

JohnGalt23 on August 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Obama’s rumored executive amnesty may have to wait.

Way too late in the election cycle for him to implement it unilaterally. He doesn’t have enough time left for the backlash to dissipate. His window for that has already gone by the wayside.

blammm on August 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM

All the obama shills must go.

Hammer at the voters how the illegals take away resources in schools/hospitals/all sorts of programs and jobs.

Blacks, other legal minorities, poor and middle class, they scroooom you, royally, in favor of potential majority minority votes. They don’t give a rat’s azz about you.

Taxpayers, work harder. They need more of your labor, the traitors from both sides.

ISIS will kill all of you who hide with your heads in the sand, going lalalalalalalala. They are in the US already.

All obama’care’ shills, out, out, out. It ruins all of you.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Close poll numbers will merely trigger a larger Dem voter fraud effort. I hope NH is prepared.

ROCnPhilly on August 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Greg Sargent ✔ @ThePlumLineGS
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@conncarroll I would not be surprised if there is a hard internal push from Ds to delay DACA 2.0 until after elections
3:54 PM – 21 Aug 2014

disgusting, craven, political schmucks.

everdiso on August 19, 2014 at 4:46 PM

HumpBot Salvation on August 22, 2014 at 11:04 AM

New Hampshire is a small state, its not a threat to the DNC. Its a JV team, so to speak.

BobMbx on August 22, 2014 at 11:04 AM

I doubt there is a dimes worth of difference in Shaheen’s immigration stance and John Cornyn’s.

DanMan on August 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM


Obama’s rumored executive AMNESTY may have to wait ? ? ?
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Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions

Obama announced in June that he planned
to bypass congressional gridlock and
overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own.

Since then, the process of drafting what will
likely be the only significant immigration
changes of his presidency — and
his most consequential use of executive power
— has been conducted almost entirely
behind closed doors, where lobbyists and
interest groups invited to the White House
are making their case out of public view.

Obama is presiding over opaque policy-making,
with the potential to reward political backers
at the expense of other interests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/us/politics/behind-closed-doors-obama-crafts-executive-actions.html
________________________________________

The Presidency is Breaking Obama
even as Obama has Broken the Nation

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/08/15/the-presidency-is-breaking-obama-even-as-obama-has-broken-the-nation/
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The dangers of Obama unbound

If a USA president unilaterally declares himself
free from the bounds of our nation’s laws,
there is no telling what the consequences will be.

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Global HAWK on August 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Scott Brown…meh! I once had high hopes for him, but….

Deano1952 on August 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

I doubt there is a dimes worth of difference in Shaheen’s immigration stance and John Cornyn’s.

DanMan on August 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

WhoTF cares? As long as it’s a cudgel with which to thrash her out of office, make it happen…

JohnGalt23 on August 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM

These charlatans are paid by your taxes.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Heh

gophergirl on August 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

I thought amnesty support was a sure winner for the Repubs. I mean NO-ONE against amnesty and for securing the border could ever get elected in a purple or a blue state, right.

Repubs, you are stupid. And they won’t even see this polling for what it is: writing on the wall. They will see it as a fluke to double down on stupid.

melle1228 on August 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM

If this momentum is real, can Brown keep it rolling over the next two-plus months?

Brown is going for an early September PRIMARY. Brown can “keep it going” what you need to ask is if Bob Smith looses, he won’t have some kind of tantrum and instigate people staying home from the polls. Democrats are already muck raking to see what kind of trouble they can cause in the press and in debates, with alienating questions.

Bob Smith is a pro-life candidate who has lost before, but a long time ago was the Senator from NH, and has a tendency to act up, quitting the GOP and spoiling as an independent, and saying he would vote for John Kerry at one point, you know, immature behavior because he lost. In NE, the democrats know how to alienate voters from our side, they do it by only publicizing things GOP candidates say that sounds like democrat ideas. It’s hitting two birds with one stone, saying their ideas are correct, and their ideas must be correct if that lunatic GOP candidate seems to agree. They also fund straw “independent” “pro-family” candidates to draw off pro-life votes. Some worry the libertarians and the Free Staters might muck rake for Shaheen too, hoping for legalized Pot.

Fleuries on August 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM

These charlatans are paid by your taxes.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM

If it weren’t so sad, this would be funny. Imagine Americans showing id’s and stripping down to their underwear to board an airliner and illegals get to skate right on in!! Tears!!

Deano1952 on August 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Obama Stands Alone: Even the media are baffled by his deepening isolation

Poor dog

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:14 AM

If it weren’t so sad, this would be funny. Imagine Americans showing id’s and stripping down to their underwear to board an airliner and illegals get to skate right on in!! Tears!!

Deano1952 on August 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM

ISIS laugh their barbarian azzes off at us.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM

ISIS laugh their barbarian azzes off at us.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Who could blame them??

Deano1952 on August 22, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Nothing sharpens a person’s senses better/faster than a knife/rope to the neck.

Economy, the pockets, all feel it

Security, the knife/rope, all know it, instinctively.

The latest pictures on TV have done more against the left than any anti-Koch ads or Reid idiocies.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Although this site supports amnesty for illegal aliens. American taxpayers and workers do not.

Hera on August 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

I’m fairly young, but I vividly remember when Scott Brown, the “Great Hope of Massachusetts,” managed to win Ted Kennedy’s long-held Senate seat. Now? Brown looks like yet another carpetbagger aiming for another shot at power.

I’d definitely prefer Scott Brown in the Senate compared to a run-of-the-mill, rubber-stamp-for-Obama and leftist member of the Fascist Democrat Party like Shaheen, but I can understand why stories like these may not inspire conservatives around here.

Also, the amnesty pushes always receive blowback from the American people. Always. The establishment class never learns its lesson, and it eventually comes back to bite them.

Aizen on August 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Jeanne Shaheen Obama. Write that down, NH.

22044 on August 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

RAND PAUL SLAMS OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION WHILE MEETING WITH GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT

Here performing eye surgeries on blind Guatemalans for several days in the rural town of Salama, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) strongly criticized President Obama’s immigration policy in a closed-door Wednesday meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina.

“I told him, frankly, that I didn’t think the problem was in Guatemala City but that the problem was in the White House in our country, and that the mess we’ve got at the border is frankly because of the White House’s policies,” Paul said in an interview.

JohnGalt23 on August 22, 2014 at 11:26 AM

All the obama shills must go.

Hammer at the voters how the illegals take away resources in schools/hospitals/all sorts of programs and jobs.

Blacks, other legal minorities, poor and middle class, they scroooom you, royally, in favor of potential majority minority votes. They don’t give a rat’s azz about you.

Taxpayers, work harder. They need more of your labor, the traitors from both sides.

ISIS will kill all of you who hide with your heads in the sand, going lalalalalalalala. They are in the US already.

All obama’care’ shills, out, out, out. It ruins all of you.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Yes, they are here. I posted this on the thread about the letter from ISIS, and it dove tails, I think, with your take. You may not be as ‘extreme’ as me, but y’all should be, IMHO…

Anyone who thinks that these vermin maggots are not already here and setting up shop via Barack Obama’s porous open border policy is flat out naive.

There is ample evidence found in the trash and other litter found at the border breach areas…prayer rugs, Korans and the like.

They ARE here, and we will feel the pain of our Pollyanna type false sense of security very soon.

In every mosque in the U.S., one will find Islamic Jihadists, and in every Mosque in America, you will find those plotting their jihad right on our soil.

I continue to call for the expulsion of Muslims from our country as well as the closing of every mosque in existence in America.

Freedom of religion is not relevant in this case, as Islam is NOT a religion, but a cult. An evil one at that.

The world will never be safe until Islam is eradicated and the United States will continue to be in grave peril so long as we welcome these vile, filthy miscreants into our midst.

Call me an Islamophobe if you will. Call me a bigot if you must. Call me unhinged and dangerous to the “peaceful” and ‘moderate’ Muslims if you feel more at ease, but consider yourselves having been warned.

Not by me…by the Muslims themselves…

Seal the freakin’ borders, folks!!!!

bimmcorp on August 22, 2014 at 9:22 AM

bimmcorp on August 22, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Sargent often serves as a DSCC stenographer…

Ain’t that the truth. What a tool.

novaculus on August 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM


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Global HAWK on August 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM

In a small state like NH, retail politics and campaigning really does matter.

mypalfish on August 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Brown looks like yet another carpetbagger

Aizen on August 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

One of Brown’s “opponents” has been calling him a carpetbagger too.

But the only reason Scott Brown was not born in New Hampshire was because Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, where his dad was stationed and where he and Scott’s mom were living on-base when Scott was born, did not have its own base hospital back then. Therefore, Brown was born at the closest military hospital, which is located on the NH-Maine border (Portmsouth Naval Shipyard). The hospital itself is on the part of the base in Maine.

So beat up on Brown for anything else, but calling him a carpetbagger just shows total ignorance of his background.

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 12:49 PM

This is ridiculous. When Scott Brown was in office he was an amnesty shill. Voters need to stop buying into the lies of crony politicians.

FloatingRock on August 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I don’t trust hardly any Republicans these days on amnesty, but maybe they’ll get the message if enough of them go the way of Eric Cantor.

Doughboy on August 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Scott Brown already did go the way of Cantor.

FloatingRock on August 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

In a small state like NH, retail politics and campaigning really does matter.

mypalfish on August 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Sure does. In past Presidential races, I’ve met Rudy Giuliani in a hardware store, John McCain in a donut shop, and once almost hit that idiot Phil Gramm when he opened his car door into oncoming traffic in downtown Hanover on the Dartmouth College campus!

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 12:54 PM

brown is as e-publican as they get and will roll over to the chamber of commerce and mccain the moment he is in office.

he’s a wind sock lite mitt. tell people what they want to hear to get elected, then do whatever you want and say you’ve “evolved”. it’s the sununu way.

warhorse_03826 on August 22, 2014 at 1:05 PM

As a registered voter in NH I am supposed to go to the polls and vote for Brown? After holding our noses and voting for McCain and Romney we are looking at “3rd times a charm.” That’s a hard sell to all the folks who have said to me “I will not vote for Brown. I will stay home.” Brown is a lite-wait with a record in the senate the has Rhino written all over it. No thanks.

RickinNH on August 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Odd… it’s almost as if the public doesn’t in fact have the love of criminal aliens that the media insists they do.

CapnObvious on August 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

There is a lesson in this, immigration hurts Middle Class and lower workers. It also takes away resources from schools, etc.

It is time the GOP started winning back these people, which means for once you don’t have agree with everything Wall street and COC wants.

William Eaton on August 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Let’s put our money where our mouth is.

http://www.gofundme.com/SupportOfficerWilson

they lie on August 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

As a registered voter in NH I am supposed to go to the polls and vote for Brown? After holding our noses and voting for McCain and Romney we are looking at “3rd times a charm.” That’s a hard sell to all the folks who have said to me “I will not vote for Brown. I will stay home.” Brown is a lite-wait with a record in the senate the has Rhino written all over it. No thanks.

RickinNH on August 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Yes, you’re right. I voted for both McCain and Romney, and look where it got us.

Turtle317 on August 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM

RickinNH on August 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Vote for Smith in the primary. He at least votes republican 80% of the time. Brown hovers around 50%.

I really don’t want to vote for him. He should have run as a democrat.

dogsoldier on August 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM


Scott Brown’s campaign has relentlessly
hammering away at Obamacare
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Jeanne Shaheen’s opposition to increased border security

and her role in Obama’s push for “Executive AMNESTY”
are extremely potent in the Granite State.

Obama is preping to unilaterally LEGALIZING
the status of several million ILLEGAL ALIENS.

The process of drafting “Executive AMNESTY”
— and Obama’s most consequential use of
executive power — has been conducted almost
entirely BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, where lobbyists
and interest groups invited to the White House
are making their case OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW.

Obama is presiding over opaque policy-making,
with the potential to reward political backers
at the expense of other interests.

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Paul Ryan said that he believed that a lot of voters

now had “buyer’s remorse” about giving Obama a second term.
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Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected
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“I was not a big fan of the president’s policies,
as you know, either domestically or internationally,”
Mr. Romney said, “but the results of
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have been more severe
than even I would have predicted.”
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Mr. Romney said. “We’ll make sure people
understand that we’ve got ideas
to get this country working again [and]
we’re going to do it. We’re going to
get wages up and jobs up.”

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Romney: Heck, even I never thought
Obama could be This Bad
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Mitt Romney recently told a crowd of
enthusiastic supporters in West Virginia
that even he was surprised by
how much of a failure President Obama’s
second term has become.

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“The president is contemplating — indeed,
all but promising — an extraordinary ABUSE of office.”

It would be Lawless, Reckless,
a Leap into the Antidemocratic Dark.”

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Legalization by Edict ( By Yuval Levin )

the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of
several million people who entered the country illegally

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/384008/print
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The Presidency is Breaking Obama
even as Obama has Broken the Nation
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The greatest man made societal and economic collapse
in history is unfolding before our eyes.

http://www.ZeroHEDGE.com/news/2014-08-14/useful-idiots-and-something-nothing-society-part-3-4
______________________________________

Businesses report that as a result of Obamacare
• the number of workers they employ is lower
• there has been an increase in part time jobs
• leading to a big increase in outsourcing
• Obamacare costs are being largely passed on to customers

• there has been a big jump in PREMIUMS, DEDUCTIBLES,
Out-of-pocket maximums, and Copays,

which has been “matched” by a far greater REDUCTION in
the range of medical coverage and the size of the network.
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Global HAWK on August 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

It doesn’t matter when obama tries to pull this illegal stunt of granting amnesty, the public knows he and his cronies like Shaheen are all for it and that they deparately want to do it. Keep hammering her on it. Brown is an excellent campaigner and will beat her.

Ta111 on August 22, 2014 at 2:03 PM

As a registered voter in NH I am supposed to go to the polls and vote for Brown? After holding our noses and voting for McCain and Romney we are looking at “3rd times a charm.” That’s a hard sell to all the folks who have said to me “I will not vote for Brown. I will stay home.” Brown is a lite-wait with a record in the senate the has Rhino written all over it. No thanks.

RickinNH on August 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Dumbest thing I’ve heard in a long time. Sure Brown may only be a 5 out of 10 on your conservative meter, but do you want a socialist dem who is a -2 out of 10 to win? I don’t care what you think of Brown, we can’t let these dem fools win. One word-”judges”.

Ta111 on August 22, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Let’s not kid ourselves here. Scott Brown is an AMNESTY SHILL of the worst kind!!!!!

We will NOT support any AMNESTY SHILLS from either or any Party…..Can you say LITMUS TEST?

Realdemocrat1 on August 22, 2014 at 2:14 PM

The question is: Will Scott Brown, if elected, continue this stance or will he adopt the RINO/CofC position in the end?

Bitter Clinger on August 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

That’s what’s called “a rhetorical question”, right?

bofh on August 22, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Shows what the money issue is right now.

There will be a lot of the nails in the coffin, but this is a stake through the heart.

The question is: Will Scott Brown, if elected, continue this stance or will he adopt the RINO/CofC position in the end?

Bitter Clinger on August 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Last time out, he seems to have stuck to his promises pretty much.

We shall see.

formwiz on August 22, 2014 at 2:57 PM

So the issue that the elite tell me will doom the Republican party in 2016 and beyond so we must pass reform and legalize 10 million more future Dems in the process is the focal point of a New England Senate race where ads are running against it and helping by as much as 10 points. In New England?

These elite are such liars.

KMav on August 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Let’s see what the polls show after the primary. Will Brown coalesce the GOP voters and or will the losing primary candidates supporters stay home. I suspect as we see one national crisis follow a national scandal follow a crisis etc., the disatisfied will come out and vote for change rather than the status quo even if the agent of change is not perfect.

KW64 on August 22, 2014 at 3:27 PM

And btw the idiot Romney could have pounded on immigration and won the election. Instead he double-talked and issue skirted and waffled and lost.
anotherJoe on August 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Yep.

bluegill on August 22, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Dumbest thing I’ve heard in a long time.
Ta111

We have had to many ‘Massholes’ here in NH. Your asking a lot from ‘Live Free or Die.” At some point we need to turn this country around and sending a McCain Republican to Washington won’t do it. Over and over we’er told “hold your nose and maybe the stink will go away. NEVER AGAIN!!!

RickinNH on August 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM

I’m all for sending a message to RINO’s, but Shaheen was thought to be safe, so if there is a legit chance of beating her, then Scott deserves our support. This isn’t even a close call. At the very least, if the race remains close, the Dems will have to use resources here.

BTW, the new MU Law poll comes out on Wednesday, so we’ll see if Gov Walker is still doing poorly against Mary Burke.

I was told by a very, very good source that both camps internals show Walker +2, which is believable with Rasmussen showing Walker up one and MU showing a tied race.

mypalfish on August 22, 2014 at 4:46 PM

To all of those who state they will not vote for Scott Brown:

(This of course assumes he wins the primary, which is likely at this point; I’m quite sure that you’ll all be voting for Bob Smith in the primary.)

Will you really vote for Shaheen? Or someone else, or not vote at all? Because like it or not, this seat may be the seat which decides the senate. If your dislike for Scott Brown exceeds your dislike of Harry Reid, then by all means, vote your conscience. If, however, you really care about control of the senate (which will be able to totally stop all of Obama’s insane appointments and exert a good deal of pressure on some of his other questionable nonsense), then please vote for Brown in the general election. Yes he’s a squishy RINO who only votes with the party 50-60% of the time, but Shaheen votes with Obama about 97% of the time, and I’d like to switch mummies in charge of the senate; RINO McConnell is much better than hard-core Democrat Harry Reid.

Horologium on August 22, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Wow, nice to see so many Jeanne Shaheen voters here! She thanks you!

BTW some other hopeful news: in the NH House Race, incumbent Carole Che-Porter is in trouble. Her seat is now rated a Toss-Up.

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Horologium on August 22, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Don’t confuse them with facts!

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I’m utterly opposed to the grossly superficial notion of voting for looks, but for those who aren’t I simply can’t fathom how one could possibly look at manifestly adult Scott Brown and choose manifestly infantile Warren (MA) & Shaheen (NH) instead unless it was to choose a D over an R, though with those kind of “voters” it’s amazing they’d be literate enough to tell the difference!

russedav on August 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM

When Scott Brown was elected to the Kennedy seat, it was pure bliss. All of the excitement that was around that special election ended once I got to know his politics. After he was elected, the first thing he said was John McCain is his favorite senator… I knew then what he was and still is. If he can unseat a Democrat, that’s good and all, but just remember what Rubio, McCain, Graham and Flake did. Also, keep in mind how much McConnell is behind a lot of the liberal Republican senators and their twisted methods of voting and enabling the liberal agenda like Kelly Ayotte voting for cloture on the Obamacare funding, but voting against the bill. Say what? That means she voted to allow the funding bill to have a general vote, seeing how it only needed 51 votes in the general vote to pass and there were 55 Democrats, it means she voted to pass it even if she voted against the bill in the general on party lines. Kelly Ayotte was able to run to twitter immediately and say how she voted against the bill and nobody asked her otherwise. That’s the kind of senator Scott Brown is, Kelly Ayotte in a suit, John McCain 30 years younger.

CommieJuice on August 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM

CommieJuice on August 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM
Spot on. Thank you for your post. When you tell people what kind of a senator Kelly Ayotte is they look at you like your crazy. Some of us see the real Kelly Ayotte.

RickinNH on August 22, 2014 at 7:03 PM

“I feel very good because when I’m going out and about into people’s businesses, holding town halls — town halls are an important thing — and conveying my thoughts about being an independent voice for New Hampshire, it’s resonating,” Brown said…

Sadly, when Scott Brown talks about being “an independent voice” it translates into him voting for the liberal Democrat agenda.

No Thanks!

RJL on August 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM

If, however, you really care about control of the senate (which will be able to totally stop all of Obama’s insane appointments and exert a good deal of pressure on some of his other questionable nonsense)…

Horologium on August 22, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Be sure that you don’t assume or confuse what Boehner and McConnell COULD do with what little they have proven time and again that they will do.

RJL on August 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM