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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Networks project a win for Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

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.

 

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