Skip to comments.Chabot: Dems scramble to help Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Posted on 04/07/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT by cotton1706
Nervous Bay State Dems are scrambling to bolster U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheens struggling re-election campaign in New Hampshire with local top-tier fundraisers and political heavyweights rushing to help her battle Republican Scott Brown.
Its all hands on board, said one top Massachusetts Democrat, who said the former governor is going to need, a boatload of money, to fight off Brown. The former Bay State Republican senator is a proven fundraiser and will likely get thousands from third parties looking to topple the Democratic majority in the Senate.
Everybody feels that Jeanne Shaheen is vulnerable, said the Dem, who noted that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Deval Patrick have offered help. Her main challenge will be money.
Shaheens team recently brought on Massachusetts-based Democratic fundraiser Jon Patsavos, who has worked for Patrick and U.S. Sen. Edward Markeys campaigns. The move highlights that Shaheens team values the true-blue state especially as she battles with Brown in the more bipartisan New Hampshire.
Local Democratic heavyweights such as Alan Solomont said the fact that Brown refused to agree to a ban on outside money in the nationally watched campaign means outsider groups will flood the airwaves.
Its going to be a tough race, but voters in New Hampshire are too smart to be boondoggled by a lot of money from out of state, said Solomont, a former top Massachusetts fundraiser who now serves as the dean of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.
Im not doing any fundraising these days, but Im certainly supporting people I believe in. Im certainly contributing and I certainly believe in her candidacy, he said.
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Bob Smith is a has been and does not poll well with women. Brown polls well with women, especially independent women. This is the key to the election. NH is 1/3 independents. They always swing the elections. People like me will always vote for the conservative. My vote is a given in NH. I think I have received 3 Brown emails in the last week and one letter. Shaheen is extremely vulnerable because of her vote on Obamacare and her on statements regarding the unpopular law.
<><> Ask Shaheen why she voted to subsidize O/Care by decimating Medicare Advantage for seniors.
<><> Ask Shaheen why White House calculatedly kept the gruesome details to itself while egging on loyal lock-stepping Democrats to vote for O/Care.
<><> Ask Shaheen why the WH lied to Americans in a way so specific, it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how......via the infamous "If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan, period."
<><> Ask Shaheen after she voted for it why she carried on for the next three years Democrats would carry making believe she'd actually read the ACA bill and pretending she understood its implications.
<><> Ask Shaheen why she was taken aback by complaints about O/Care from her constituents.
Shaheen and her coterie of lock-stepping Dummycrats are gonna
find out real soon: NH voters did not just fall off a turnip truck.
I sincerely hope you’re right. But Brown will run as a worthless moderate as he did here in 2012. I’d rather see him lose the primary, because he’ll likely lose the general.
Bet the traditional Democrat ballot-stuffing operation is wheezing into battle one more time. “Bring out your dead! It’s time to vote for more Big Government”
Who can have a shred of respect for Northeastern Libs when we know they are anti-freedom, except in the causes of homosexual “marriage” and aborting future Americans.
HOTAIR.COM reported Jeanne Shaheen backed Obama's position in 99 percent of her votes.
According to Congressional Quarterlys 2013 analysis, every single embattled 2014 Senate Democrat voted the Obama line at least 90 percent of the time including Sen. Suckup Mark Obamacares an amazing success story Pryor.
A hotair.com video records the dramatic Christmas Eve roll call on Obamacare, in which every single Democrat in the chamber cast the deciding vote.
That kind of lock-stepping party loyalty has not been seen since 1940's era Europe.
Kinda reminds me of Peter Sellers trying to subdue
his natural instincts to salute smartly to der leader.
great so ya gets Brown who is a terrible RINO poser
“Even if he is a moderate he still caucuses as a Republican. If the Republicans can get a majority, then Harry Reid is toast. Plus the Pubies control all the committees.”
Whoop dee damn do!! He’ll caucus with the republicans as long as he gets something out if it. Like Jim Jeffords before him, he’ll easily switch if it’s best for him.
I want the seat to change to republican but Brown shouldn’t be trusted.
Sometimes you have to pick between the lesser of two evils.
We do not ALL get to vote for Ted Cruz for Senator. Do not get me wrong. I am not enamored with Brown. I know what he is. Bob Smith can not win. Brown can. IF I have to choose between Brown and Shaheen, I will definitely vote for Brown.
And I can tolerate a moderate Republican from New England.
He’ll vote the right way 80% of the time which is a lot better than Shaheen.
Even when we thought we were getting a true conservative woman in Ayotte, we still got someone who was questionable on immigration. Brown is not perfect, but he is far better than Shaheen.
“I know what he is. Bob Smith can not win. Brown can. IF I have to choose between Brown and Shaheen, I will definitely vote for Brown.”
I had the same choice in 2012 and left my ballot blank. I couldn’t abide voting for him again and couldn’t reward his treachery with my vote.
You’re in NH so you would know, but why do you think Smith can’t win when he’s won before while you think Brown can win when he just lost.
Am I the only one that sees these statements as they don't consider Massachusetts to be "out-of-state"?
“Am I the only one that sees these statements as they don’t consider Massachusetts to be “out-of-state”?”
It’s a little iffy since so many people live in NH and work in MA.
I’m surprised by the many people on this forum who are proud that they didn’t vote in the 2012 election.
Thank you for Obama and Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid et al
NH can not be confused with Idaho or Oklahoma. Even most conservatives in NH are more Libertarian. There are not a lot of Southern Baptists here. This is the Live Free or Die state. To most that means do whatever you want as long as you are 18 years or older. Also, don’t tread on me. We want small government. This is the state with the largest house of representatives that make $100.00/year plus mileage. Our towns are mostly run by a unpaid board of selectmen. We have ballot voting where a 60% majority has to approve bond items like $6 million dollar school expansions.
My point is NH is fiscally conservative, socially liberal, ie LIBERTARIAN.
Last year, in the Massachusetts special Senate election, Ed Markey won the seat with less than 14% of registered voters. Brown probably could have won that race but his standing with the 30-40% who always vote conservatively here were simply too unreliable for him.
I hate to cede the Senate to the Democrats again, but Scott Brown is his own worst enemy and I think that he is a real long shot in New Hampshire even though the carpetbagger charge is spurious as he apparently has seriously long term family ties there.
“Im surprised by the many people on this forum who are proud that they didnt vote in the 2012 election.
Thank you for Obama and Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid et al”
I voted. I just left my ballot blank for US Senate. I don’t vote for democrats but I’m not voting for somebody just because they have an “r” next to their name either. Brown loved the democrats and independents so much, I let him go after their votes, since he didn’t want mine (and probably thought I would vote for him because I had no other place to go).
But contrary to all the talking points, moderates do not attract democrat and independent votes. Without conservatives, moderates lose, as was demonstrated. And now Brown is moving on to NH to try to attract moderates and independents there. Good luck to him. We’re glad to be rid of him.
If the GOP gains a majority in the USS, no matter how "moderate" or "RINO" a handful of New England and Midwestern 'Pub Senators might be, then Jeff Sessions will become Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
But if the Dhimmis keep the majority, the Chairman of Judiciary will continue to be Patrick "Leaky" Leahy.
In other words, the choice is very easy.
Therefore, Go Scott Go!
“Last year, in the Massachusetts special Senate election, Ed Markey won the seat with less than 14% of registered voters. Brown probably could have won that race but his standing with the 30-40% who always vote conservatively here were simply too unreliable for him.”
Scott Brown totally screwed us over last year. He got his crony elected to be head of the MA Republican Party by saying that if she wasn’t elected, then he wouldn’t run for the senate against Markey. Then once she was elected, THE VERY NEXT DAY Brown announced he wasn’t running. THEN his crony endorsed and funded Gabe Gomez, who was in third place. And surprise, surprise, Gomez lost to Markey. Brown and his ilk did what they had to to prevent a conservative from getting the senate nomination, to keep the meme going that “conservatives can’t win in New England so we’re not going to even try, we want moderate nominees only because in our distorted reality, moderates win elections (there just isn’t any evidence to speak of)”
NH was much more conservative when Smith won 20 years ago. Now, even conservatives think he is a joke.
Gordon Humphrey probably could not win in NH today either.
The person I would like to see run is our current NH Republican chairwoman Jennifer Horn from Nashua. I think she would have won against Kuster in the general last time. She came in second to Bass in a three way primary battle where the conservative vote was split. Bass is another has been that needs to just go away. Retire to Blatherboro and never be seen again. Horn is a conservative well spoken Tea Party supporter and a mom. She speaks well in public. She was a radio DJ on a local station for years. She is also not bad looking. That does not hurt.
Out of state money is OK for the Dems, but always bad when it is for a Republican. God forbid it is especially bad when it comes from the EVIL KOCH brothers.
Carpetbagger will be the mantra for the dems in this election. It will be repeated over and over. It was OK for Hillary and Bobby Kennedy but not for Brown.
Again, thank you getting Elizabeth Warren elected.
“Again, thank you getting Elizabeth Warren elected.”
Keep pushing that phony line. My vote is my own. And I’m not playing the “lesser of two evils” game. Because it’s a one way street with these moderate and establishment types. They twisted Santorum’s are in 2004 to endorse Specter but Specter was nowhere to be seen in 2006 when Santorum was up for reelection. Lisa Murkowski would not endorse the republican nominee in 2010 and instead ran as an independent with democrat help to keep her seat. Dede Scozzafava endorsed the democrat to prevent a conservative from winning a house seat in New York. Charlie Crist has become a democrat. Lincoln Chafee has become a democrat. Jim Jeffords became an independent to sieze control of the senate from a republican majority. Richard Lugar just endorsed the democrat in Georgia. John Warner just endorsed the democrat in Virginia.
For decades, the establishment types counted on conservatives voting for them because “well, the democrat is worse” but when push comes to shove, in contests between a conservative and a democrat, the establishment types back the democrat because in their eyes, the democrat is the “lesser of two evils.”
I’m not playing the game anymore. Brown didn’t want my vote, didn’t deserve it, and didn’t get it. I am not to blame for Warren getting elected. He is.
That’s great. You should e-mail that to the Brown and Smith Campaigns.
Bet the traditional Democrat ballot-stuffing operation is wheezing into battle one more time.
I think the “stolen elections” thing is way over-blown. For there to be election fraud, the order has to come down from the higher-ups (like in Chicago). The little ladies at the polling place and in the County Clerk’s Office, are not rigging elections.
great so ya gets Brown who is a terrible RINO poser
Yeah, but we know who, and what, he is going in. He’s not a back-stabbing, hypocrite b**ch like Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. And, with Brown, we get control of the Senate and we get to say goodbye to Dirty Harry Reid.
Apparently you live in NH. Can you tell us how the everyday, average Joe seems to be leaning with regard to Shaheen or her GOP opponents?
Re: Your Post #14: I was thinking the same thing.
“I hate to cede the Senate to the Democrats again, but Scott Brown is his own worst enemy and I think that he is a real long shot in New Hampshire even though the carpetbagger charge is spurious as he apparently has seriously long term family ties there.”
I don’t get why by attempting to oust Shaheen by any means is “ceding” the Senate. Brown is about as good as it gets for a Republican in Commiechusetts or New Hampshire. If he takes out Shaheen, it will simply be a plus, because the ability to retake the Senate doesn’t rest on taking Shaheen out. It pisses me off to listen to these “principled voters” who decide to “show em” who’s boss by staying home and not voting because the “right candidate” isn’t on the ballot.
You shouldn't be surprised, while the donkey is the mascot for the demonRATs, the jackass is the mascot for the purists that would rather lose than compromise.
If our purists had the vote in 1776, there would be no USA because they wouldn't have agreed with slavery, and the RINO's were in favor of slavery, so they would hold their breath and join the british.
Same logic, different times.
So cottonpicker and swamprat and the rest of the purists can scream and holler and denigrate me, but they can't disprove the logic.
I have not heard or seen any recent polls. However, the initial polls that were done 3-6 months ago showed that Brown could/would beat Shaheen in a head to head matchup. Obviously, these were polls that were made public. The paid for scientific polls done for the parties must be showing that Brown could/would win or Brown would not be running.
Shaheen had been a popular governor and relatively popular in the state until recently. This Obamacare vote and support may just kill her career. That is OK with me. Plus her husbands law firm is one of the biggest in the state. I was a potential juror(never picked) on a case his firm won against a pharmaceutical company. The settlement was $20 million. They are part of the problem driving up the cost of healthcare.
I'm for Andy Martin.
Scott Brown can crawl back to MA where he belongs.
Where is Andy Martin from? I have never heard of him.
Sounds very much like Colorado.
My brother lives in NH and would agree with what you’ve said.
The place to push the full on Conservative line is conservative States.
Holding the line is the best we can hope for in NH for now.
Demographically, NH is probably very similar to CO.
I think most NH people want the government to balance the budget, keep the roads paved and mind your own business.
He was born in Middletown, CT, but his family is all from Manchester, NH, and he's spent a lot of time here.
When you read all of his bio, here:
You'll see why the media want's to make sure you never hear about him.
There's also the beginnings of his campaign website here:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't “New Hampshire born and bred” Jeanne Shaheen from Missouri?
“I think that he is a real long shot in New Hampshire even though the carpetbagger charge is spurious as he apparently has seriously long term family ties there.
I used to think that school superintendents were the highest paid “migrant workers” in the country, but as you point out there is a similar “picture” in politics today. The one thing that is true is that the “political effluent” that has “migrated” all over the country has had it’s “roots” in the Northeastern States.
Same with Colorado except maybe a bit more pro-guns than NH but it might be a toss up.
NH is really pretty and full of nice people who don’t want to be told what to do.
Other than Boulder, CO is very similar.