Once and perhaps future Sen. Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) is the target of a double-barrelled attack by Super PACs in the Granite State.
First up: the Senate Majority PAC. From NH Journal:
Reid’s Senate Majority PAC begins airing new TV ad critical of Brown
CONCORD — A new television ad began airing Thursday morning citing “news accounts” that Republican Senate Scott Brown “lobbied” GOP Senate leaders to kill Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s energy efficiency bill.
The Senate Majority Pac ad buy is expected to be at least $224,000 on WMUR in addition to New England Cable News and Comcast Sports NE . . .
The ad script: “A rare moment in Congress. A bipartisan bill readies for passage in the Senate. Jeanne Shaheen’s energy efficiency bill to create jobs and save billions supported by businesses across New Hampshire. But news accounts report that Massachusetts senator Scott Brown lobbied Republican leaders to kill the bill — hurting Shaheen and helping himself gain another Senate seat. Scott Brown just moved to New Hampshire and he’s already acting like his job is more important than yours.”
(See the spot at Roll Call.)
But NH Journal’s John DiStaso reports, “Brown’s campaign has said Brown was ‘expressing concern that the Keystone pipeline was not going to be included in the bill,’ but did not lobby against the Shaheen bill.”
Then there’s the ground offensive being launched by billionaire kibitzer Tom Steyer, as Politico Pro reports.
Steyer’s PAC targets 7 races for November
Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is launching on-the-ground operations to aid Democrats and attack Republicans in seven Senate and gubernatorial races in the midterm elections, all part of his $100 million effort to make climate change a prime campaign issue.
The former hedge fund executive’s super PAC, NextGen Climate Action, is targeting the Senate races in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan and New Hampshire and the governor’s races in Florida, Maine and Pennsylvania, according to NextGen officials who briefed reporters for the first time Wednesday about the scope of the group’s plans.
Brown is fighting back, though. He just released a new TV spot that features the whole mishpocheh.
Here’s doubting that sunny-side-up thing will play in flinty New Hampshire. It’s just a matter of time before the smashmouth portion of The Scott Brown Experience kicks in.