Shaheen sees desperation in Sununu ad

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New Hampshire Republican Senator John Sununu accuses Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of switching positions on President Bush’s tax cuts and the war in Iraq to win votes. But Shaheen says Sununu is the flip-flopper – when it comes to attacking her.

Sununu argues that by initially supporting the war and the tax cuts, Shaheen has shown a willingness to shift her positions for political gain. He’s been hammering that message home with an ad featuring 2002 video footage of Shaheen repeatedly saying "I’ll stand with President Bush."

But Shaheen points out that when she and Sununu ran against each other that year, his ads blasted her for not wanting to make all the tax cuts permanent.

As she did then, she supports keeping the tax cuts for low- and middle-income taxpayers but opposes making permanent those that help the wealthiest taxpayers. As for Iraq, she supported Bush at the time, but as early as 2004 began speaking out against the war.

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