N.H. Democrats Hammer GOP Candidate Scott Brown On Medicare Cuts
In the meantime, GOP Senate candidates in Colorado and North Carolina push over-the-counter contraception to appeal to female voters.
The Associated Press: Democrats’ Senate Push Starts New Hampshire Ads
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s multimillion-dollar ad push, which will run through Election Day, criticizes likely Republican nominee Scott Brown for votes he cast while serving as senator from neighboring Massachusetts. The ad also makes a direct appeal to older voters, who have great sway in New Hampshire. “New Hampshire is a good place to grow older. We can depend on each other,” the ad’s narrator says in the 30-second spot. “But Scott Brown would turn his back on New Hampshire seniors. While representing Massachusetts, Scott Brown supported cuts to Medicare and Social Security” (9/4).
Los Angeles Times: New Republican Pitch To Female Voters: Over-The-Counter Birth Control
Elections have consequences, and those consequences are most acutely felt, it seems, in closely contested elections. In at least four hot races across the nation, Republican candidates have adopted a new approach to birth control: It should be available over the counter. “More rights, more freedom,” Republican Cory Gardner says in a new TV ad airing in Colorado, where he is locked in a tight race with first-term Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall. The strategy is particularly notable because some of the candidates have in the past not exactly been supportive of ready access to birth control (Decker, 9/4).
CBS News: Over The Counter Contraceptive Gaining Republican Support
In between swipes during the first debate in the North Carolina Senate race, Republican Thom Tillis came out for increased access for over-the-counter oral contraceptives and in the process, tried to hit Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in her wheelhouse -- women's issues. "I actually agree with the American Medical Association that we should make contraception more widely available. I think over-the-counter oral contraception should be available without prescription," Tillis said Wednesday during his first debate with Hagan (Hughes, 9/4).