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Stephen Kruiser


June 19, 2014 - 8:03 am

Try, try again.

Republican Scott Brown, who won the Massachusetts Senate seat long held by Democrat Edward M. Kennedy, is trailing Jeanne Shaheen in a U.S. Senate race in neighboring New Hampshire, according to a poll released on Thursday.

A Boston Herald/Suffolk University poll of 800 likely New Hampshire voters in the November election found 49 percent support for Democrat Shaheen with 39 percent supporting Brown. That is a slightly narrower lead than Shaheen, a former governor of the state, held in earlier polls.

Brown carried a strong lead heading into the September Republican primary, with the support of 40 percent of likely primary voters polled from Sunday to Wednesday, well ahead of second-place Bob Smith, who had 12 percent support.

Brown is the kind of uber-moderate Republican we are always told is the only kind that can win in the northeast. From my perch on the other end of the country I can’t figure out if he is just not as dynamic as he seemed to be when he won the special election in Massachusetts or if the northeast is lurching ever-leftward. Maybe it’s a bit of both.

He might be in a stronger position at this point if he’d been back in New Hampshire for a longer period of time before making a Senate run. Circumstances, however, didn’t allow him that luxury.

There is still a lot of time left. At the rate things are unraveling for the Democrats in general he may be able to close that gap.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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2010 was a perfect storm for Brown.
It was a special election, which helps the challenger.
The country was at the peak of the Obamacare battle.
The Dems had a horrible candidate in Martha "We really discourage people from self-help." Coakley. She said it when a father saw his child being molested by an illegal alien, hit the molester to save his child, and then had the police charge him with assault.
On top of everything else, IIRC, there was a snow storm on the day of the elections.

Then, in regular elections, the lemmings of MA came to their senses and elected the thoroughly hypocritical $400K a year Harvard Law professor claiming to be the mother of the downtrodden poor OWS 99ers, the High Cheekbone Liawatha Warren.
However, Brown simply had no chance in MA.

His whole shtick is that he's a moderate who is not afraid to cross the isle. Well, since all the crossing has been going on to the left, why would Republicans vote for a Democrat-lite, knowing that he will betray them on important issues? And why would he expect any Dems to vote for him when they have a choice of a full-fledged socialist?

I think the same logic applies here in NH. We already voted for a "center-right" Ayotte in 2010. What did we get? A Lindsay Graham, Jr. Thanks a lot.

The only reason I might force myself to hold the gag reflex and vote for this Democrat-lite discard from Commiechusetts is to vote against Shaheen in the general elections. In the primaries? Forget it.
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Cantor's pollster is working for Shaheen now.
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Brown voted for the liberty and economy killing Dodd-Frank and then lost to Fauxchantos. I never understood the Republicans urging him to carpet bag to New Hampshire.
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Run one ad and run it often with the theme: "If you want to keep your doctor, you have to change your Senator."
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