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Sep 29, 2014 12:00 AM

Shaheen and Brown debate over debates, trade promotion


Concord - Every closely-held election for major office in New Hampshire inevitably turns into a debate over debates.

And the U.S. Senate race is no different.

Scott brown fired off charges last week that Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen was "ducking" him by only agreeing to appear in four debates, three of them televised prior to the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

NH1 is co-sponsoring a debate with major media partners at its Concord studios on Oct. 23, 2014.
In 2012, it was democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren who had charged then-Massachusetts senator Scott Brown that he was the one avoiding too many face-to-face showdowns with her.

Meanwhile, Shaheen's campaign seized on brown's opposition in 2010 to a travel promotion act that provided federal money to support tourism.

Fellow, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, is co-sponsoring legislation with Shaheen to reauthorize spending for the program.

Brown's campaign has not responded to the controversy first reported by the Union Leader of New Hampshire.


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