CONCORD – As if Granite State voters weren’t getting enough political advertising on television, the Republican National Committee on Tuesday began making “robo calls” into the state urging voters to “fire” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by voting against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
New Hampshire is among 13 states – and Shaheen, among 13 senators – being targeted for the automated calls. The RNC is calling it the “#FireReid” campaign and will also include “research briefings, social media, videos, interviews and infographics to “highlight where Harry Reid has failed Americans,” the RNC said.
In addition to Shaheen in New Hampshire, the calls are being targeted at senators or Senate candidates Mark Begich of Alaska, Bruce Braley of Iowa, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Gary Peters of Michigan, Natalie Tennant of West Virginia, Mark Udall of Colorado, Tom Udall of New Mexico, John Walsh of Montana, Mark Warner of Virginia and Rick Weiland of South Dakota.
The script says, “President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have blocked hundreds of bills that would spur job creation. Their partisan agenda has caused our healthcare costs to skyrocket. Their environmentalist billionaire backers won’t let the Keystone pipeline bring affordable energy to our state. A vote for (Democratic candidate) is just another rubber stamp on their failed agenda. It’s time to Fire Harry Reid.”
Meanwhile, Reid’s Senate Majority PAC is scheduled to begin television advertising against Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown tomorrow. The ad buy was initial scheduled to begin today, but was moved back a day.