Democrat Jeanne Shaheen Holds Off Carpetbagging Republican Scott Brown In NH Senate Race

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Incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen held on and defeated Republican Scott Brown in New Hampshire’s US Senate race on Tuesday evening. Major networks called the race for Shaheen a little after 9 PM ET as she held a solid lead over the former Massachusetts Senator and projections showed that Brown would be unable to catch up. With 25% of precincts reporting, Shaheen was up 53% to Brown’s 47%. There just weren’t enough Republican votes left in the remaining precincts to help out Brown.

The victory was a bitter pill for Brown, who was hoping a change of scenery could help him get back to the Senate after he lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in 2012. While Brown caught up to Shaheen in the polls as Election Day approached, his being painted as an opportunistic carpetbagger hurt him greatly and he just couldn’t shake it. Brown also received a bit of bad press in the run-up to the election due to a Republican rally where the state’s GOP chair called for the drowning of Democrats.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, released the following statement after Shaheen’s victory.

“Tonight’s results are great for the people of New Hampshire and middle class families across the country. As the first woman to serve as both Governor and U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen is the epitome of New Hampshire values and has been a relentless advocate for the Granite State in Washington. Senator Shaheen always puts New Hampshire first. I look forward to serving alongside her for years to come as she continues to fight for New Hampshire’s middle class and small businesses.”

 

Clara Jeffery of Mother Jones had the perfect tweet for Brown after Shaheen was projected as the winner.

 

 

9 Replies to “Democrat Jeanne Shaheen Holds Off Carpetbagging Republican Scott Brown In NH Senate Race”

  1. Brown will move to Vermont; claiming his dog was bought from a breeder in Vermont which makes Brown a Vermontian. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

  2. Not one news channel told the trutht about how many thousands the GOP disenfranchised… this country is in serious fricken trouble!
    Not 1 AH lost not rick scott. Not walker not mcconnel !!
    — this after all they’ve dibe but managed to blame the dems each time and each time not one fricken dem stood up to call them out
    We’re all gonna die soon with climate deniars $$$ only for the 1% OUR VOTE WAS STOLEN DEMAND triubke IN ALL THESE RED STAE RACES ..but watch not one weak dem will even hint the GOP robbed them! They just let them get away with lie after lie then in the last hour they try to tell their constituents. Your lack of keeping us informed running trom our president as if! You had so much to hit them with but you didnt now we the citizens have to oay the orice fir your INACTION! Thanks alot! You piss me off whe you dont speak up! I stopped sending money vecause im broke now. And you dudnt fight back with FACTS! In happy for shageen but we should
    of won Texas & …

  3. We lost because our leaders are cowards who are too worried about keeping their jobs. We had all the ammo we needed to smear the right and didn’t use it, just like Tiger Lilly said.

    We also obviously have about half the population that is too stupid to vote.

  4. A rare bright spot in a democratic bloodbath. Now we all get to find out what it is like living under Koch Brother rule.

  5. I cannot frigging believe Scott Brown almost pulled this off in NH. I live right next door in Maine and Shaneen is very well liked and respected. Of all the bad election results in my long life this particular bloodbath is the worst. Barely six years after conservatism under GWB/Cheney almost destroyed this great nation the US electorate said “hell yes give some more of that disastrous ideology”. This is very sobering as a proud progressive.

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