MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Scott Brown released his final campaign advertisement titled “Independence” on Tuesday morning.
“Our nation is at a crossroads,” Brown says in the advertisement. “The economy is still not creating enough good-paying jobs. And we are dealing with new threats to our way of life. On issue after issue, Senator Shaheen continues to vote with President Obama 99 percent of the time.”
Shaheen campaigned in 2008 against then Republican Sen. John Sununu that she would be independent and vote outside of what the president of her party wanted.
“John Sununu votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time and New Hampshire pays the price 100 percent of the time,” she said on the campaign trail in 2008.
She hasn’t been independent, however, as Congressional Quarterly found she votes with Obama 99 percent of the time–more than Sununu voted with George W. Bush.
“She promised to be independent but Washington changed her,” Brown continues in the advertisement. “The President is not on the ballot but he said his policies are. To change direction, we need to change senators. I’m Scott Brown, I approve this message and I will be that independent senator that stands with New Hampshire.”
Brown has been one of the most successful GOP candidates on the campaign trail this year, coming from behind to in the last few weeks now lead Shaheen within the margin of error in some polls. The way he’s done it is by honing in on the issues of the year, like immigration, Ebola, ISIS terrorists, and more.