Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate

ShaheenNEW HAMPSHIRE- With only one seat available in the United States Senate for New Hampshire, Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen took the seat once again.


It was a close race between two candidates running for the seat, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown.

Yesterday's election was Brown's second loss since 2012, when he ran for re-election for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in another close race.

In the United States history, Jeanne Shaheen is known as the only woman to be elected as Governor and a United States Senator. She first chose to run for Governor of New Hampshire after Republican Governor Steve Merrill had retired. Shaheen was first elected Governor of New Hampshire back in 1996 and as Governor, she served three two year terms. She chose to not run for a fourth term and instead chose to run for U.S. Senator in 2002. Though she ran for U.S. Senator in 2002, it wasn't until 2009 when she finally became elected into the U.S. Senate. Since being elected, she has served in various committees.

Some committees that Shaheen has served on are the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

In the past, Shaheen has adopted a lot of issues she's concerned with as her top priorities. As she serves on the Senate Committees on Armed Services, she has been an advocate for Veterans. She has worked on trying to make health care more accessible to Veterans for when they return home, as well as making sure they receive the proper benefits they deserve.

Like many other politicians, Senator Shaheen focuses on creating more jobs in order for long term economic growth. In order to do so, Shaheen works with small businesses to help them grow. She's funded small businesses to help their workers acquire the right skill as well as funding businesses so that they can offer the proper training to new workers.

As she is re-elected, she plans to further improve the education system in New Hampshire for grades K-12. For education in the past, Shaheen has created educational opportunities to children. She's also expanded on education in early childhood and has worked to make college tuition more affordable.