Former Bay State Senator Scott Brown accepted the endorsement of former Bay State Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney at an even hosted by former Speaker of the NH House Doug Scamman in Stratham yesterday. Below, we publish Brown’s remarks as released by his campaign.
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Embargoed Until Delivery:
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Contact: Elizabeth Guyton
STRATHAM – Scott Brown will deliver the following remarks at the Scamman Bittersweet Farm in Stratham immediately following Governor Mitt Romney’s endorsement. The remarks are prepared for delivery and embargoed until the speech is delivered:
Thank you, Governor, for your friendship and for your support. It’s good to have you back here in New Hampshire.
You have a lot of friends in our state. I’m proud to be one of them. And I am honored to accept your endorsement for my campaign for the United States Senate.
Doug and Stella Scamman, President Morse, Susan Duprey, Governor Sununu and all the others here – thank you for being in my corner.
New Hampshire knows Mitt Romney well, and not just because he won the presidential primary here.
We know him as the upright and capable man we wish were president right now. Mitt Romney fought the good fight in 2012, and he’s here today to help us win that fight in 2014.
This is the man who, a couple of years ago, was warning that Obamacare was built on false promises, and would be a disaster.
This is the candidate who called out Barack Obama on a bad economy that in two years has not gotten any better.
And this is a man who understands that without American leadership things unravel in the world.
The innocent suffer, the sacrifices of our troops are squandered, the threats to our security multiply, just as we are seeing right now in the sixth year of this presidency.
That’s all history now, and regrets don’t change anything. The crucial thing this year is to take back the United States Senate – and I say let that change begin right now in New Hampshire.
Two more years of Barack Obama does not have to mean two more years of rubber-stamp “yes” votes for his big government agenda.
In the September primary and on Election Day in November, voters across New Hampshire can send the clearest possible message: The Obama-Shaheen agenda ends right here, right now.
This election is America’s last chance to pass judgment on the performance of President Obama.
He’s not on the ballot, but his biggest supporter in the Senate is Jeanne Shaheen, and the President needs her back. He’s counting on her votes, and she’s counting on yours.”
Senator Shaheen is a nice person – she is just not the independent voice that she promised to be and that New Hampshire expects and needs. She cast the deciding vote that gave us Obamacare.”
She votes more for the Obama agenda than even Harry Reid does. If we’re ever going to hold this President accountable, we have to hold Senator Shaheen accountable.”
The chance won’t come again, so let’s take it right now and turn this country around.
All across New Hampshire, Republicans are coming together in this race because we know the stakes are high.
And we know that unity can make all the difference. It’s the base we build on, as we reach out to all the independent-minded people of New Hampshire.
Believe me: a unified Republican Party is Senator Shaheen’s worst nightmare.
In every part of our state, I’m going to speak to people of every background. I’m going to ask for everyone’s vote, and I’m going to do my best to earn it.
And should I have the honor of being your senator, I promise you this. I will answer only to you, the people of New Hampshire. I’m nobody’s yes man.
Every day that I serve, I will give the job all that is in me. I won’t forget who sent me and who is counting on me. And I will strive every day to make New Hampshire proud.