New Hamp­shire’s Jeanne Sha­heen has won anoth­er term in the U.S. Sen­ate, major news net­works are pro­ject­ing, in what is an incred­i­bly impor­tant Demo­c­ra­t­ic hold.

ABC News was the first out of the gate to declare a win for Sha­heen. NBC News/MSNBC fol­lowed suit short­ly thereafter.

Sha­heen faced Repub­li­can Scott Brown, who pre­vi­ous­ly served in the Sen­ate from Mass­a­chu­setts, hav­ing defeat­ed Martha Coak­ley for the remain­der of Ted Kennedy’s unex­pired term. Brown was knocked out two years ago by Eliz­a­beth War­ren, now the senior sen­a­tor from the Com­mon­wealth of Massachusetts.

Brown sub­se­quent­ly moved to New Hamp­shire and launched a cam­paign against Sha­heen. Polling con­sis­tent­ly showed her with a small lead, but the race was con­sid­ered com­pet­i­tive. Sha­heen’s vic­to­ry is sig­nif­i­cant, because Democ­rats need­ed her to win in order to stand a chance of hold­ing the U.S. Sen­ate majority.


About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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