Ending Spending, a national advocacy group that promotes fiscal responsibility in Washington and has been active in the past several election cycles, as well as the fight against Obamacare, today announced the launch of a statewide online advertising campaign aimed at persuading former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.
According to Ending Spending leadership, the group was inspired by University of New Hampshire student Jeremy Baker’s “Draft Scott Brown” online petition, which launched via Tumblr earlier this month and received considerable media attention from local and national outlets, including the Washington Post. The ads, which began running Thursday evening, link directly to Baker’s Tumblr page.
In addition to promoting Brown’s potential candidacy, the group is eager to encourage viable opposition to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, citing her deciding vote in favor of Obamacare. The group has been a vocal critic of Obamacare since its inception and plans to target politicians who supported the law in 2014.
“We saw the ‘Draft Scott Brown’ website put up by a UNH college senior and love the sort of initiative it took to organize the petition drive,” Ending Spending President Brian Baker (no relation to Jeremy) told NH Journal, “We thought we’d lend some help to the effort by promoting his website, and we agree that Scott Brown would make an excellent Senator from New Hampshire.”
This is not Ending Spending’s first foray into the Granite State; during the 2012 presidential primary they conducted video interviews with each of the Republican candidates and sponsored television ads in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina.