CONCORD – Republican Scott Brown today will become the first Senate candidate in the country to address the continuing border crisis in a television ad, his campaign says.
The new 30-second spot features Brown speaking directly into the camera about the need to enforce border security and the law.
“We’re about to become the first Senate campaign in the country to discuss the ongoing crisis on the southern border in a TV spot, and hold Senator (Jeanne) Shaheen responsible for her pro-amnesty policies that have created magnets and incentives for people to come here illegally and created the mess we’re in,” a Brown campaign aide said.
In the ad, Brown notes that Americans must go through security when they “get on a plane, enter a government building or attend a ballgame.
“But folks who come here illegally, they just walk across the border. That’s wrong.”
Brown continues, “Thanks to the pro-amnesty policies of President Obama and Senator Shaheen, we have an immigration crisis on our hands.
“We respond with compassion, but it is time for us to secure the border once and for all. And tell people who try to come here illegally that we intend to enforce the law.”
The Brown campaign says, “Throughout his career in public service, Brown has taken a strong stand for secure borders and against illegal immigration. He voted against the DREAM Act and other forms of amnesty, opposed in-state tuition and drivers licenses for people who are here illegally and supports a border fence.”
Responding to the ad, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party told Politico: “Even Republicans recognize that Scott Brown’s campaign is failing to gain traction, and this negative ad reeks of desperation Scott Brown knows both Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte voted for a comprehensive immigration reform bill that strongly increases border security.”