A groundbreaking leader
Jeanne Shaheen is a no-nonsense trailblazer, the first woman elected as a Governor and a U.S. Senator in American history, Jeanne puts New Hampshire first. As Governor, Shaheen’s leadership helped businesses create nearly 67,000 jobs, and her work made kindergarten available to 25,000 more children in New Hampshire. In the Senate, Shaheen is working to reduce the cost of prescription drugs and combat the opioid crisis. She was a leader in expanding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and is the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
A voice for campaign finance reform
Jeanne Shaheen knows that wealthy special interests have too much influence in our elections. A co-sponsor of the For the People Act, she is fighting to make sure that everyday Americans that she represents, like those struggling to pay a mortgage or send their kids to college, have an equal voice in our democracy. Jeanne Shaheen supports crucial reforms to our campaign finance system, to improve transparency, shine a light on dark money in our elections, and overturn Citizens United.
A crucial seat to hold in 2020
When Jeanne Shaheen unseated John Sununu in 2008, she became the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire in 30 years. In 2014, she narrowly defeated former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to win a second term. After New Hampshire nearly voted for Donald Trump in 2016, Jeanne Shaheen is preparing for one of the most competitive re-election races in the country. Holding this seat is crucial to flipping the Senate in 2020 and ECU is proud to endorse the battle-tested Jeanne Shaheen.
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