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Claremont Mayor: Scott Brown Doesn’t Care About Sullivan County or New Hampshire

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CLAREMONT – Claremont Mayor James Nielsen released the following statement after Scott Brown showed he is clueless about Sullivan County during last night’s debate:

“This goes far beyond an awkward moment in a debate.  It’s about the next six years, and whether people in Sullivan and every other corner of this state will have a senator who knows and cares about their lives and their communities.

“Scott Brown proved that not only can he not find us on a map but also that he doesn’t care about us at all. Scott Brown is wrong for New Hampshire, Scott Brown is for Scott Brown.”

Debate Exchange of the Night

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SCOTT BROWN HAS NO IDEA
WHERE SULLIVAN COUNTY IS LOCATED


WATCH:
Scott Brown Cluelessly Fumbles New Hampshire Specific Question
Jeanne Shaheen Takes Him to School On Her Record of Putting New Hampshire First

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXDK8nQF0xw

Shaheen Campaign Responds to More Attacks from Scott Brown’s Wall Street Allies

Scott Brown in 2010
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Scott Brown in 2010 Image by Wiki Commons

Scott Brown in 2010
Image by Wiki Commons

Manchester – The Shaheen Campaign today released the following statement responding to the latest attacks from “Ending Spending,” a Wall Street front group that has funneled millions of dollars into New Hampshire in an attempt to buy Scott Brown a Senate seat:

“Jeanne Shaheen is the only candidate in this race with a record of making a difference for New Hampshire families. Scott Brown’s out-of-state Wall Street allies are trying to buy him a Senate seat with more attack ads so he can get back to protecting special interests, just like he did when he lived in Massachusetts. This ad is just more proof that Scott Brown is for the big corporations and Wall Street, not New Hampshire.”

Earlier attack ads from “Ending Spending” were widely discredited because of their dishonest claims that were labeled “false” and “scandalous.”

One attack ad was so false that a television station in Boston pulled it off the air.

Want to know more about this group that calls itself “Ending Spending”?  Read the USA Today analysis “Mega-influence: These 42 dominate super PAC donations” here.

At Manchester Small Business, Shaheen Highlights Her Record Of Putting New Hampshire Jobs First

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Shaheen Continues ‘GOTV-New Hampshire Tour”, Contrasting Her Record With Scott Brown’s Pro-Outsourcing Agenda

Shaheen-021109-18432- 0009Manchester – Senator Jeanne Shaheen continued her “GOTV-New Hampshire Tour” this morning at Dyn in Manchester, where she discussed how her record of supporting New Hampshire small businesses stands in stark contrast to Scott Brown’s record supporting out-of-state corporate interests, including companies that outsource American jobs. The Senator also held a Q and A with Dyn employees.

“New Hampshire deserves a Senator who is going to stand up for our small businesses, not someone who fights for corporate interests at the expense of the middle class,” said Shaheen. “I’ve fought to close special tax loopholes for companies that outsource American jobs and instead led the fight to pass legislation that cut taxes for our small businesses because I know that’s how we ought to be supporting our economy here in New Hampshire.”

“Scott Brown’s record is clear. He championed billions in tax giveaways to Big Oil companies, special breaks for Wall Street banks, and even voted for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. That’s just further proof that he’s not for New Hampshire,” Shaheen added.

Jeanne Shaheen has been a champion for New Hampshire small businesses. She led the fight to pass the Small Business Jobs Act, which cut taxes for small businesses, increased businesses’ access to credit, and helped companies export their products overseas. That legislation has helped countless New Hampshire businesses grow and create jobs but as a Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown voted against it.

Meanwhile, Scott Brown supported special breaks for Big Oil, Wall Street and companies that offshore American jobs. Since losing in Massachusetts, Brown has made over a quarter million dollars as a board member of a company that touts outsourcing American jobs to China and Mexico as part of its business plan. Legal documents dated just two days before Brown entered the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire bear Brown’s signature endorsing the company’s outsourcing strategy.

Shaheen Visits Republican-Owned Small Business, Highlights Her Record Of Putting New Hampshire First

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Shaheen Continues ‘GOTV-New Hampshire Tour”, Contrasting Her Record With Scott Brown’s Pro-Outsourcing Agenda

SenJeanneShaheenAmherst – Senator Jeanne Shaheen continued her “GOTV-New Hampshire Tour” this morning at LaBelle Winery in Amherst where she discussed how her record of supporting New Hampshire small businesses stands in stark contrast to Scott Brown’s record of supporting out-of-state corporate interests, including companies that outsource American jobs. At the event, Shaheen was endorsed by LaBelle Winery owner Amy LaBelle, a registered Republican, who cited Shaheen’s record of working to help New Hampshire small businesses grow and create jobs.

“Throughout my career I’ve worked to support New Hampshire small businesses and middle class families,” said Shaheen. “That’s why I fought to close tax loopholes for companies that outsource American jobs and instead led the fight to pass legislation that cut taxes for our small businesses, which create jobs and support our economy here in New Hampshire. Scott Brown didn’t just oppose that legislation; he championed special tax giveaways to Big Oil companies, Wall Street banks, and even companies that ship jobs overseas.”

“I’m a registered Republican but I know that when it comes to who will fight for New Hampshire and its small businesses, Senator Shaheen is the clear choice,” said Amy LaBelle, owner of LaBelle Winery. “Senator Shaheen has fought for small businesses throughout her career, while she was New Hampshire’s governor and now as our US Senator. She has been focused on the policies that help business owners like me create jobs.”

“Scott Brown’s record shows that he’s only interested in himself and in the big money corporate donors, who fund his campaign,” LaBelle added. “He’s voted against commonsense bills like the Small Business Jobs Act that help New Hampshire businesses. And what’s more is that while he was a Massachusetts Senator, he voted for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas to places like China and Mexico. He’s not voting for companies that are creating jobs here.”

Jeanne Shaheen has been a champion for New Hampshire small businesses. She led the fight to pass the Small Business Jobs Act, which cut taxes for small businesses, increased businesses’ access to credit, and helped companies export their products overseas. That legislation has helped countless New Hampshire businesses grow and create jobs but as a Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown voted against it.

Meanwhile, Scott Brown voted to support special tax breaks for Big Oil, Wall Street and companies that offshore American jobs. Since losing in Massachusetts, Brown has made over a quarter million dollars as a board member of a company that touts outsourcing American jobs to China and Mexico as part of its business plan. Legal documents dated just two days before Brown entered the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire bear Brown’s signature endorsing the company’s outsourcing strategy.

At each of her events this week, Jeanne Shaheen is meeting with voters about what is at stake this November. She has deep roots in New Hampshire, raised her family here, and has a record of making a difference for New Hampshire families both as Governor and Senator.

New Shaheen Campaign TV Ad Shows How Shaheen Gets the Job Done For New Hampshire

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Latest Ad Highlights Shaheen’s Record of Fighting For NH Jobs, Small Businesses, Working Families and Veterans

Jeanne ShaheenManchester – Today, the Shaheen campaign released a new television ad titled “Granite,” which shows how Senator Shaheen always fights for the people of New Hampshire, not special interests like the big banks or Big Oil. The ad describes her work to protect jobs in New Hampshire and how she has helped small businesses, working families, and veterans across the state.

To watch the ad, click here: http://jeanneshaheen.org/granite/

“They don’t call us the Granite State for nothing. We’re tough here. I never back down from a fight for the people of New Hampshire. I don’t work for the big oil companies or the big banks, I work for you,” says Senator Shaheen in the ad.

Jeanne Shaheen works for the people of New Hampshire, not the Big Oil or corporate special interests. But when Scott Brown was a Senator from Massachusetts, he supported billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil. He secured billions in special breaks for Wall Street and worked to water down new regulations on behalf of the big banks. He also voted to protect tax breaks for corporations shipping American jobs overseas. And since getting voted out of office, Brown is now collecting more than a quarter of a million dollars by serving on the board of a company that sent jobs to China and Mexico.

“Jeanne Shaheen’s common sense leadership makes a difference for New Hampshire,” said Shaheen campaign Communications Director Harrell Kirstein. “She has deep roots in New Hampshire, raised her family here and her record proves she will always put New Hampshire first.”

As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Shaheen has taken on her own party to oppose a new round of BRAC which could threaten the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the thousands of New Hampshire jobs there. This summer she worked with Republicans to pass bipartisan legislation reforming the VA, and a special provision she worked to include will soon allow New Hampshire veterans to receive health care closer to their homes.

Shaheen helped write the Small Business Jobs Act, a law that cut taxes for small businesses, increased their access to credit, and helped New Hampshire companies export their products. And she stood up for working families by introducing the Bank On Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act, legislation that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their student loans and reduce their loan debt.

A transcript of the ad is below.

Title Granite
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Date 10/27/14
Script Backup
Sen. Shaheen: They don’t call us the Granite State for nothing. We’re tough here. I never back down from a fight for the people of New Hampshire. I don’t work for the big oil companies or the big banks, I work for you.Sen. Shaheen: Saving jobs at the Shipyard.Saving Jobs
AT THE SHIPYARD
Shaheen Led The Fight To Stop A Potential BRAC Round That Would Put PNSY AT RiskCapital Beat: In Face Of Call For BRAC Round By President Obama That Could Put PNSY At Risk, Shaheen Among NH’s “Heavy Hitters” For The Shipyard. “Eight years ago, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was on the Pentagon’s chopping block. In the end, it was spared during the 2005 round of military base closures, but the experience left advocates for the shipyard – and its thousands of employees – wary. President Obama called this year for a new round of base closures, starting in 2015. But the proposal has gained little traction on Capitol Hill, and it looks like the shipyard can breathe a little easier for now. […] On the Senate side, New Hampshire has a couple of heavy hitters in U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte.” [Concord Monitor, Capital Beat, 7/7/13]Shaheen-Led Readiness Subcommittee Rejected BRAC Requests In 2013 And 2014. [Associated Press, 6/11/13; Politico, 5/21/14]
Sen. Shaheen: Helping our businesses compete.Helping Business
COMPETE
Shaheen-Backed Small Business Jobs Act Provided Help To Small Business To Increase Exports To Expand, Create JobsShaheen Voted For Small Business Jobs Act That Included 8 Small Business Tax Cuts. [Vote 237, 9/16/10; U.S. Small Business Administration, Accessed 10/22/14]Small Business Jobs Act Provided Funds To Help Create New High-Tech Companies In The State, A Provision Shaheen Championed. [New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/9/12]Report: “Dozens” Of NH Companies Will Receive Grants Through Small Business Export Program That Shaheen “Helped To Craft.” [Foster’s Daily Democrat, 12/31/2012]·         Headline: 35 NH companies receive export grants [New Hampshire Union Leader, 12/29/12]
Sen. Shaheen: Allowing families to refinance student loans…Refinance
STUDENT LOANS
Shaheen Introduced Legislation To Let College Grads Refinance Student Loans, Saving ThousandsShaheen Was An Original Cosponsor Of The Bank On Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act That Would Allow Students To Refinance Their Loans At Lower Interest Rates. [S.2432, Introduced 6/4/14]Student Loan Refinancing Bill Would Help 25 Million Borrowers Save $2,000 Each Over The Lifetime Of Their Loans. [Boston Globe, 6/11/14]
Sen. Shaheen: …and veterans get health care close to home. Getting the job done for New Hampshire.Veterans
HEALTH CARESen. Shaheen: I’m Jeanne Shaheen. I approve this message. I didn’t just move here, I’ve been here fighting for you. I’d be honored to have your vote.VOTE NOV 4TH  Jeanne Shaheen
NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRSTAPPROVED BY JEANNE SHAHEEN. PAID FOR BY SHAHEEN FOR SENATE.
Shaheen Worked To Get Provision In VA Reform Bill To Allow NH Veterans To Get Health Care Close To HomeShaheen & Ayotte Held Joint Press Conference To Mark Passage Of The VA Reform Bill Containing The Equivalent Care Provision They Crafted. [New Hampshire Union Leader, 8/1/14]·         Provision Will Let NH Veterans That Live More Than 20 Miles From A Full-Service VA Hospital Obtain Care Outside The VA System. [Concord Monitor, 7/31/14]·         Report: Provision Will “Mean Elderly, Ill New Hampshire Veterans Will Not Have Travel Hours To Get Medical Care Treatment” At Out-Of-State VA Hospitals. [New Hampshire Union Leader, 8/1/14]

In Case You Missed It: Portsmouth Herald Endorses Jeanne Shaheen

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Shaheen-021109-18432- 0009Manchester – In case you missed it, the Portsmouth Herald endorsed Jeanne Shaheen this morning, making it the first newspaper in New Hampshire to move from endorsing John E. Sununu in 2008 to Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. The endorsement cited her deep ties to New Hampshire and record of commonsense, bipartisan leadership.

Key Quotes:

The question for New Hampshire voters on Nov. 4 will be which of these two excellent public servants will best represent them in Washington, D.C. for the next six years. In our view, that candidate is incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Sen. Shaheen has spent her entire adult life serving the people of New Hampshire and her knowledge of the state’s people and communities as well as its economic opportunities and challenges is unparalleled.

…Shaheen’s understanding of the state is deep, informed and grounded in years of institutional knowledge. Her votes on behalf of Granite State citizens will not be influenced by the political winds of the moment but rather solely by the long-term interests of the citizens she serves.

Scott Brown may have been born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hospital but in his adult life he has lived in the state less than a year. It would be impossible for him to absorb in a few short months what Sen. Shaheen has learned during decades of service.

Here on the Seacoast we have seen firsthand Sen. Shaheen’s effectiveness. As a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services she successfully worked to stop another round of base closures proposed by President Obama and we have seen multimillion dollar upgrades taking place at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that will allow it to continue to be the gold standard of Virginia class nuclear submarine maintenance and repairs for decades to come.

We have seen the good bipartisan efforts she has made with Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte to make the Air National Guard Base at Pease the first recipient of the next generation refueling tanker, the KC-46A, ensuring its strategic importance to our nation’s defense while contributing more than $100 million to the local economy.

While keeping today’s military strong, Sen. Shaheen has also shown respect to our veterans, championing the bipartisan VA reform bill that allows veterans to receive health care close to home, from private health care providers, for the first time in decades.

When we drive across the Memorial Bridge we remember Sen. Shaheen’s key role in securing federal funds for this essential infrastructure project and as plans continue on the fast track we’ll soon see Sen. Shaheen’s influence on the replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

Portsmouth residents saw Sen. Shaheen’s positive influence firsthand when she persuaded stubborn federal bureaucrats to work with the city to put the Federal McIntyre Building, in the heart of downtown, to better use.

…Given Sen. Shaheen’s long track record of common sense, fact-based leadership we have full confidence that she’ll make the right decisions today with regard to new crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and she’ll make thoughtful decisions on whatever unknown crises and opportunities come our way in the future.

We urge our readers to support incumbent New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Read the full editorial here.

The Professional Fire Fighters of NH Explain Why Scott Brown Is Not Right For NH

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Firefighters put their lives on the line for you and me every single day.  They are the first people there when something bad happens.  They do everything they can to make the bad stuff go away.

What about the Firefighters, who is watching out for them?  The International Association of Fire Fighers (IAFF) and their New Hampshire chapter the Professional Fire Fighters of NH (PFF-NH).  Both of these organizations are putting firefighters and their families first, so when they say that Sen Scott Brown is not right for firefighters, I am listening.

Senator Shaheen has always been there for the firefighters and our public safety professionals from the time she was a State Senator to this day in the US Senate.  This is why the PFF-NH has endorsed Sen. Shaheen in her campaign for reelection.

Below is a short video from the Professional Fire Fighters of NH talking directly to members about the major differences between Sen. Shaheen and Sen Scott Brown.  This video is intended to reach out to firefighters, but I am sharing it because it shows us exactly how Scott Brown is not out for us.  Scott Brown voted to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires over protecting our nation’s bravest.

Scott Brown is not right for me, and not right for New Hampshire.

Watch the video on YouTube.

 

Jeanne Shaheen Releases New TV Ad and Three New Digital Ads

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New Shaheen Campaign TV Ad Highlights Clear Choice For New Hampshire

Latest Ad Highlights Shaheen Record Working For NH Small Businesses,
Brown Record Siding With Big Oil, Big Banks and Out-of-State Corporate Interests, Not New Hampshire’s

Today, the Shaheen campaign released a new television ad titled Clear Choice,” which highlights the contrast  between Senator Shaheen’s work making a difference for New Hampshire small businesses and Scott Brown’s record of delivering for corporate special interests like Big Oil, Wall Street and companies that outsource jobs.

To watch the ad, click here

“The choice for Granite Staters is clear: while Jeanne Shaheen has helped countless New Hampshire businesses grow and create jobs, Scott Brown has spent his career delivering for Big Oil, Wall Street and companies that outsource jobs. Scott Brown is not for New Hampshire,” said Shaheen Campaign Communications Director Harrell Kirstein.

The ad discusses how the bipartisan Small Business Jobs Act Shaheen championed and the Small Business Innovation Research Program she fought to expand have both helped New Hampshire businesses grow and create jobs.

“Her Small Business Jobs Act cut our taxes,” says Aaron Bagshaw, Owner of WH Bagshaw, in the ad.

“Jeanne Shaheen championed innovation grants; we’ve hired 50 new people,” says Jenny Houston, Owner of Warwick Mills.

The Small Business Jobs Act cut taxes for small businesses, increased business’ access to credit and helped New Hampshire companies export their products. The Small Business Innovation Research program gives funding to small businesses to invest in research and development.

In contrast, Scott Brown voted against the Small Business Jobs Act, instead supporting billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil and companies that ship jobs overseas. Scott Brown also secured billions in special breaks for Wall Street when he watered down new regulations on behalf of the big banks.

At a debate on Tuesday, a Concord audience laughed at Scott Brown when he tried to run from his long and well-documented support for companies that outsource jobs; in the Senate, Brown voted to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and he’s now personally profiting as a board member of a company that sent jobs to China and Mexico.

Shaheen Campaign Also Releases Three Digital Ads Ahead of Thursday Debate

Ads Highlight Choice Between Shaheen Record Fighting for New Hampshire and Brown Record Proving NH Families Can’t Trust Him

Also today, the Shaheen campaign released three digital pre-roll ads that are running online on websites like Hulu, Youtube, and Pandora, which all highlight the choice voters face in the November election. The ads contrast Jeanne Shaheen’s record fighting for New Hampshire and Scott Brown’s positions that show he can’t be trusted to stand up for our state’s women or middle class families.

“With less than two weeks until the election, New Hampshire voters continue to see a very clear choice between a Senator who has spent decades fighting to make a difference for the people of this state and someone who has shown time and time again that he can’t be trusted to stand up for women or middle class families here in New Hampshire,” said Shaheen Campaign Communications Director Harrell Kirstein.

“Whether it’s his votes against equal pay for equal work, his support for legislation that would allow employers to deny women access to contraception or his involvement with shady corporate interests, Scott Brown’s record is clear.  He’s not for New Hampshire,” Kirstein added.

The first ad, titled, Workforce,” discusses the pay gap working women face in today’s economy, the work Senator Shaheen has done to combat pay discrimination, and the Senator’s work to ensure that women should always have the right to make their own healthcare decisions. The ad goes on to discuss Scott Brown’s vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act and co-sponsorship of the Blunt Amendment, which would allow employers to deny women coverage for birth control.

The second, titled Equal Rights,” highlights Scott Brown’s support for legislation that would deny women access to contraception and his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would strengthen equal pay protections for women. The ad also discusses Scott Brown’s backward positions on marriage equality, including his past votes to ban gay marriage.

The third ad, titled, Resigned,” highlight’s Scott Brown’s actions following his failed reelection bid for the Senate in Massachusetts that include getting paid $1.3 million in stock from a Florida company called Global Digital Solutions (GDSI), a controversial cosmetics company turned arms manufacturer whose executives have been sued for fraud.

New Hampshire Citizen Outlines Personal Outsourcing Experience, Slams Scott Brown’s Outsourcing Agenda

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In Open Letter to Granite Staters, Ed Cunningham Explains
How “Scott Brown Only Cares About Himself”  

Manchester – Today, the Shaheen campaign released an open letter to voters from New Hampshire native Ed Cunningham, who has lived in New Hampshire his whole life but saw his life turned upside down after his job was shipped overseas. The letter slams Scott Brown for voting for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and for cashing in on the board of a company that outsourced American jobs.

“Scott Brown outsourcing policies have real consequences,” said Shaheen Communications Director Harrell Kirstein. “Ed Cunningham’s story shows firsthand why Scott Brown is fundamentally not for New Hampshire.”

See the open letter below:

My name is Ed Cunningham and I’ve lived in New Hampshire my entire life.  I was born and raised in Danville, and now live in Kensington with my wife Ginger. I’ve worked hard my entire life to provide for my family, and I never expected any sort of hand out. I always thought that if I worked hard and played by the rules I would be OK. I wanted to retire with dignity, and maybe help my kids start off on their own here in New Hampshire.

I almost lost everything in 2007 when my job was outsourced to another country. I was working at Lucent Technologies in Massachusetts when they decided that outsourcing jobs to increase their bottom line was more important than participating in maintaining a middle class here in the United States.

I can’t begin to describe how it feels to lose your job in the way I did. The range of emotions you go through – from sheer anger, to sadness, to frankly a terrible sense of fear and helplessness – is something I would never wish on my worst enemy. I didn’t know what I was going to do.

I was lucky. Eventually I found another job. But others weren’t as lucky and many of my friends struggled to find a job.

Because of what happened to me, it’s very hard to put into words just how angry I was when I found out that Scott Brown not only voted for tax breaks for companies to ship jobs overseas, but is now personally profiting from a company that outsources American jobs.  It infuriates me – especially because he flat out lied to people during last night’s debate about his record.

Anyone who works for a living needs to know that Scott Brown only cares about himself and his own self interests. There is no other explanation for why he voted the way he did in 2010;  voting against a bill to help small business to create jobs in America. He then turned around and accepted a job from Kadent corporation, a company that plans to outsource even more American jobs. It’s impossible for me to take a word he says about “jobs” seriously. It’s obvious he doesn’t care about our jobs, he only cares about making money for corporations and himself.

Scott Brown symbolizes everything that is wrong with politicians who support the corporate greed that is ruining our country and the lives of our workers because it benefits their own bottom line. I am sending this letter to every newspaper in New Hampshire because I think this is that important. We can’t let him fool voters into thinking he actually cares about us.

Ed Cunningham
Kensington, NH

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