Aug. 20, 2014

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

  • District: Senior Senator from New Hampshire
  • Residence: Madbury
  • Born: January 28, 1947; St. Charles, Mo.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Husband, Bill Shaheen; three children
  • Education: Shippensburg State College, B.A. 1969 (English); U. of Mississippi, M.S.S. 1973 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for N.H. Senate, 1978; Madbury Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1983-96 (chairwoman, 1987-96); N.H. Senate, 1990-96; governor, 1997-2003; U.S. Senate, 2009-present; Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 2002
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Sen. John E. Sununu, R
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy-Water; Labor-HHS-Education; Legislative Branch - Chairwoman; State-Foreign Operations); Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support - Chairwoman; Seapower); Foreign Relations (African Affairs; European Affairs; International Operations & Organizations; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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State Information: New Hampshire

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Jeanne Shaheen (D) 358,438 51.6%
John Sununu (R) 314,403 45.3%
Ken Blevens (LIBERT) 21,516 3.1%
2002 general John Sununu (R) 227,229 50.8%
Jeanne Shaheen (D) 207,478 46.4%
Clarence Blevens (LIBERT) 9,835 2.2%
Robert Smith (R) 2,396 0.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 197 0%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 54.13% John McCain: 44.52%
2012 : 52.04% : 46.46%
2004 John Kerry: 50% George W. Bush: 49%
2000 Al Gore: 47% George W. Bush: 48%
1996 Bill Clinton: 50% Robert Dole: 40%
1992 Bill Clinton: 39% George H. W. Bush: 38%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 36% George H. W. Bush: 62%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 31% :