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Shaheen to launch second TV ad in New Hampshire

Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, facing a challenge from Republican Scott Brown, is set to start airing the second television advertisement of her re-election bid on Tuesday, her campaign said.

The positive 30-second spot, which a Shaheen aide said will air on WMUR-TV and New Hampshire cable stations for at least a week, emphasizes Shaheen’s work to help small businesses.

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“What really impresses me about Jeanne Shaheen is if we bring a problem to her, she cares and she’s gonna listen,” Adria Bagshaw, an executive at a small business, says in the ad.

Over video that appears to show Shaheen at a factory, Bagshaw outlines some of the Senator’s efforts for small businesses — including helping them get access to credit and train workers.

The Democrat’s first TV spot, which began airing last week, was equally upbeat, promoting her as an effective advocate for veterans.

Brown has also aired a TV ad since he officially got in the race last month. His was a folksy, positive spot about his travels throughout the Granite State.

Outside groups have aired many attack ads in the nascent campaign, knocking both candidates.

Brown faces a contested GOP primary and must win that contest before going head to head with Shaheen in November.

Joshua Miller can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.
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