It’s been a rough October for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
After losing the first of several state-wide televised debates this month to Republican Scott Brown, and stumbling in the second, she can now add getting booed on stage to her mounting list of setbacks this month.
At yesterday's candidate forum in Manchester, Republican Scott Brown was delivering his final statement about why voters should elect him, and not his opponent, when she rudely cut him off. Graciously, and despite the interruption, Brown allowed her to deliver her talking points, after which he hit her with this zinger that sent the audience bursting into applause:
In other news, Brown’s been gaining steam in the polls and recently wrapped up a major endorsement from The Telegraph, a popular New Hampshire newspaper based in Nashua. The Telegraph had previously endorsed Sen. Shaheen in years past (during her 2002 bid for Senate, for example) but not in 2008. Six years later, however, the editorial board once again declined to back her, supporting her opponent instead. Why? In part because of his reputation for bipartisanship, and in part, it seems, to publicly rebuke her for rubber stamping the president's agenda.
The race is still a dead heat.