At a debate over the weekend, New Hampshire US Senate hopeful Scott Brown weighed in on climate change, later prompting a sharp response from Jeanne Shaheen, the senator he is hoping to unseat.
During the lightning round of a GOP primary forum on Saturday, the moderator asked: “Do you believe that the theory of manmade climate change has been scientifically proven?”
Former US senator Bob Smith said, “no.” Brown said, “uh, no.” Former state senator Jim Rubens said, “absolutely, yes,” prompting chuckles from the crowd, according to a sound recording of the event distributed by the American Bridge 21st Century, the Democrats’ main opposition research super PAC.
On Monday, Shaheen responded to a news story about Brown’s answer.
“Scott Brown is wrong. Climate change is very real, and here in New Hampshire we are already seeing consequences,” she said in a statement.
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