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.

“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.

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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.