October 8, 2020 Press Releases

NEW TV AD: Jeanne Shaheen Helping Revitalize New Hampshire, from Main Street to the Local Economy

October 8, 2020
Contact: Ally Livingston, alivingston@jeanneshaheen.org

Manchester, N.H. – The Shaheen campaign’s latest television ad focuses on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s work to support small businesses, invest in infrastructure, revitalize Main Streets, and strengthen New Hampshire’s economy. In the Senate, she has secured federal investments to build bridges and upgrade local airports and infrastructure prior to the pandemic. When COVID-19 hit, she helped create the Paycheck Protection Program which has provided more than 24,000 New Hampshire small businesses with loans to help them survive during the pandemic. The program helped keep more than 206,000 Granite Staters on the payroll. The ad is airing on WMUR and cable.

“Supporting Granite State small businesses and strengthening New Hampshire’s economy is always a top priority for Jeanne Shaheen,” said campaign manager Harrell Kirstein. “She’s secured tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure investments, helped small businesses export goods overseas, and protected Main Street businesses. When the pandemic hit and New Hampshire’s small businesses were hurting, she negotiated a relief package, creating the Paycheck Protection Program that has helped 24,000 small businesses keep their doors open, and more than 206,000 employees on the payroll. Right now, Jeanne Shaheen is pushing for more federal resources for New Hampshire families still feeling the impacts of this pandemic, and she’ll never stop fighting to make sure Granite Staters are protected.”

The new 30-second television spot features a bipartisan group of local business owners, including Tom Boucher of Great NH Restaurants and Dan Chartrand of Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, as well as RdF Corporation in Nashua and Maple Nut Kitchen in Swanzey.

In the Senate, Senator Shaheen has secured federal investments to improve and expand airports across the state and grants to support revitalization projects for Main Streets. She has delivered tens of millions of federal dollars for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine, the I-89 Lebanon-Hartford bridge connecting New Hampshire and Vermont, the Sewall Falls Bridge in Concord, and for a new bridge on the Connecticut River near Keene. She helped craft the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) as part of the Small Business Jobs Act, delivering hundreds of thousands of dollars to help hundreds of New Hampshire small businesses expand their exports, and fought for loans for startups that helped to create new jobs. When the pandemic hit, as one of the four Senate negotiators, she co-wrote the bipartisan small business response package, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), delivering $2.5 billion to New Hampshire. PPP has helped keep 24,000 New Hampshire small businesses afloat, and more than 206,000 Granite Staters kept their jobs.

Watch the new television ad here.