Concord Monitor: Shaheen is a solid presence in the Senate

Shaheen has been in Washington for a decade now, and can be counted on to be the adult in the room where others are acting like children. If she is re-elected, as we assume she will be, she will move up the Senate ranks and be in an even stronger position to advocate on behalf of her state.

Shaheen was New Hampshire’s first female governor, its first female senator and the first woman in U.S. history to become both a governor and a senator. 

…She’s skilled at finding the common ground that allows her to sponsor bipartisan legislation.

…She is too moderate for our tastes, but she is trusted, respected and effective. She was the prime sponsor of 11 bills that have become law.

…Shaheen already has more seniority than two-thirds of her fellow senators, and seniority matters. She fills some of the most important roles in Congress as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Appropriations and Armed Services Committees and as one of six members of the Senate Ethics Committee. Re-election will allow her to have even more impact.

Editorial: A solid presence in the Senate



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