Oct 29, 2014 10:51 AM

Paul Steinhauser: Two possible GOP White House contenders make NH pitches

Source: NH1 Political Director - NH1.com

CONCORD - Two potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates jumped back into New Hampshire's crucial U.S. Senate race Wednesday without having to step foot in the Granite State.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky stars in a new television commercial for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which supports Republican Scott Brown, who's challenging Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

"If you're a freedom loving, liberty loving, leave the me the hell alone voter, I urge you to get out and vote for Scott Brown this Tuesday. To change Washington, change your senator," Paul says to camera in the new ad.

The Chamber tells NH1 that they will spend six-figures to run the spot run statewide on TV and digital through Election Day next week. This is the Chamber's third ad in support of Brown.

Paul, who's seriously considering a White House bid in 2016, was in the state earlier this month and also in September to campaign for Brown and other Republicans running in the midterms.

Meanwhile, in an opinion piece in Wednesday's New Hampshire Union Leader, Rubio makes a pitch for Brown.

Rubio writes that he has a cordial relationship with Shaheen, but goes on to say that "99 percent of the time, she has voted for President Obama's agenda - an agenda that has saddled us with more debt, more uncertainty about the future at home and abroad, but not enough jobs"

"In this race, Scott Brown is simply a better choice for those like me who are tired of the direction America is headed and are fighting to make sure the American Dream doesn't slip away forever," adds Rubio, in his piece in the newspaper with the largest circulation in the Granite State.

Rubio, who's also mulling a run for the GOP presidential nomination, visited the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House twice this month, to campaign with Brown and other Republican candidates.


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