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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What keeps Brown Senate bid afloat?

Letter to the Editor

In New Hampshire, we take a lot of pride in our politics. With the first in the nation primary and lively and contentious races, there is one thing we require – transparency. As Scott Brown joins the U.S. Senate race, I wonder what he is hiding.

While Brown’s silence regarding his affiliation with Global Digital Solutions is still a concern, his refusal to join in on several key GOP debates is even more troubling. Other potential candidates for the Senate seat share my sentiments, with Republican former Sen. Bob Smith stating, “The bottom line is, in order to have a debate on the issues, you’ve got to have all the candidates.” ...

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In New Hampshire, we take a lot of pride in our politics. With the first in the nation primary and lively and contentious races, there is one thing we require – transparency. As Scott Brown joins the U.S. Senate race, I wonder what he is hiding.

While Brown’s silence regarding his affiliation with Global Digital Solutions is still a concern, his refusal to join in on several key GOP debates is even more troubling. Other potential candidates for the Senate seat share my sentiments, with Republican former Sen. Bob Smith stating, “The bottom line is, in order to have a debate on the issues, you’ve got to have all the candidates.”

Brown’s speciousness strikes again as news comes out that he has been lying about a key point on his agenda – although he has referred to it many times, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has not voted for a bill creating a national energy tax. Are falsehoods like this the only thing keeping Scott Brown afloat?

If Scott Brown thinks it is okay to lie to the people of New Hampshire, then I am not OK with him representing New Hampshire.

Janet Bernard

Nashua