Shaheen Campaigns On Funding For Start-Ups, Brown Visits Seabrook Nuclear Plant

Oct 29, 2014

Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen pictured at separate events at the Rudman Center at the UNH School of LAw
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Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen hit familiar themes on the US senate campaign trail today.

Brown  campaigned alongside former Governor John Sununu in Seabrook, while Shaheen stumped at a Manchester tech company.

Scott Brown’s visit to the Seabrook station nuclear plant was off-limits to reporters, but according to his campaign, Brown wanted to underscore the role nuclear power needs to play in US energy policy and Shaheen’s past criticism of Seabrook.

Shaheen, meanwhile, visited the Dyn corporation

She met privately with employees and stressed to reporters that Dyn, which now employs 400, got off the ground with the help of federal money. 

“You know this is the debate my opponent and I have been having in this campaign," Shaheen said.

"I think we’ve got to support our small businesses, that’s where two thirds of our jobs are created in N.H. And when he was representing Massachusetts he was not there for our small businesses.”

Shaheen claimed Brown has mis-characterized her stance on nuclear power. Republicans have circulated 1980's video footage Shaheen calling Seabrook dangerous. Shaheen said she’s voted for bills that support nuclear power, and said it will be part of the equation for addressing climate change.