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  Shaheen, Jeanne
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<-  2009-01-03  
 
NameJeanne Shaheen
Address300 Bedford St. PO Box 1510
Manchester, New Hampshire 03105, United States
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Born January 28, 1947 (71 years)
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InfoJeanne Bowers Shaheen was the first woman to be elected governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. She currently serves as Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Shaheen was born Jeanne Bowers in Saint Charles, Missouri and received a bachelor's degree in English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Mississippi. She taught high school in Mississippi and moved to New Hampshire in 1973, where she taught school and owned a small business. A Democrat, she worked on several campaigns before running for office in 1990, when she was elected to the state Senate. In 1997 she became governor.

As governor, she focused on education, health care, and the expansion of high-tech business in New Hampshire. From 2000-2001 Governor Shaheen chaired the Education Commission of the States, making early childhood education the priority of her chair's initiative. She was reelected in 1998 and 2000.

Shaheen was considered instrumental in securing Al Gore's victory over Bill Bradley in New Hampshire during the 2000 Democratic presidential primary. Gore's defeat of Bradley all but ended the Bradley campaign, and Gore rewarded Shaheen by naming her to his short list of potential vice presidential nominees. Shaheen quickly acknowledged that, while appreciative of the speculation, she would not be a candidate for vice president, and she urged the Gore campaign to withdraw her name from consideration.

Shaheen ran for the U.S. Senate in 2002 when she was defeated by Republican John E. Sununu, by 47%-50%. In June 2004, former Republican consultant Allen Raymond pleaded guilty to jamming Democratic Party lines set up to get New Hampshire Democrats to the polls in 2002, an action that some (most notably former Senator Bob Smith, who Sununu had defeated in the Republican primary) believe may have contributed to Shaheen's narrow loss. A judge sentenced him to five months in jail in February 2005. Chuck McGee, the former state GOP chair, was sentenced to seven months for his role.

Raymond alleged that James Tobin, Northeast field director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, masterminded the plot. In December 2005, Tobin was convicted of two federal felonies arising from the phone-jamming and sentenced to ten months in prison. Tobin's lawyers are appealing the verdict.

After a short time teaching at Harvard University (and a fellowship in the Institute of Politics with former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift), she was named national chair of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign in September 2003. Kerry's campaign, stagnant at that point, won the nomination handily and Shaheen received much of the credit.

In April 2005, Shaheen was named director of Harvard's Institute of Politics, succeeding former U.S. Representative (and current MPAA head) Dan Glickman.

Shaheen and her husband Bill, a prominent New Hampshire lawyer and co-founder of the Shaheen & Gordon Law Firm, have three children.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 57.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
01/04/2016-01/06/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 3.0) 36.00% ( 3.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
11/30/2015-12/02/2015 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 4.0)
10/16/2015-10/18/2015 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 3.0) 40.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
04/09/2015-04/13/2015 Public Policy Polling (D) 52.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 University of Massachusetts 48.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
10/17/2014-10/17/2014 Suffolk University 46.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/10/2014-10/15/2014 University of Massachusetts 47.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
09/13/2013-09/16/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 1.0) 42.00% ( 7.0) 8.00% ( 9.0)
11/03/2012-11/04/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 48.00% ( 2.0) 35.00% ( 5.0) 17.00% ( 7.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
07/09/2016-07/18/2016 University of New Hampshire 50.00% ( 4.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 17.00% ( 1.0)
04/07/2016-04/17/2016 University of New Hampshire 54.00% ( 3.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 3.0)
05/06/2015-05/22/2015 University of New Hampshire 57.00% ( 7.0) 30.00% ( 6.0) 13.00% ( 1.0)
10/20/2014-10/21/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
10/18/2014-10/21/2014 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 52.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 University of Massachusetts 54.00% ( 15.0) 42.00% ( 10.0) 4.00% ( 5.0)
10/17/2014-10/17/2014 Suffolk University 49.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/10/2014-10/15/2014 University of Massachusetts 39.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/07/2014-10/09/2014 Kiley & Company (D) 52.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
09/29/2014-10/05/2014 University of New Hampshire 50.00% ( 6.0) 36.00% ( 5.0) 14.00% ( 1.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 11, 2007 12:00pm News National Democrats court Shaheen for Senate  Article The Sunset Provision 

DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Husband William H. "Bill" Shaheen 00, 0000-
Daughter Stefany Shaheen 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
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RACES
  01/03/2017 Small Business Committee Chairman Lost 47.37% (-5.26%)
  11/04/2014 NH US Senate Won 51.46% (+3.24%)
  09/09/2014 NH US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.18% (-49.46%)
  11/06/2012 Armed Services Committee Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 NH US Senate Won 51.62% (+6.34%)
  09/09/2008 NH US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.75% (-87.92%)
  09/09/2008 NH US Senate - D Primary Won 88.31% (+77.46%)
  01/27/2004 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.25% (-38.50%)
  11/05/2002 NH US Senate Lost 46.42% (-4.42%)
  09/10/2002 NH US Senate- D Primary Won 95.89% (+94.09%)
  09/10/2002 NH US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.21% (-53.15%)
  11/07/2000 NH Governor Won 48.74% (+4.98%)
  09/12/2000 NH Governor- D Primary Won 60.41% (+22.38%)
  02/01/2000 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.77% (-44.40%)
  11/03/1998 NH Governor Won 66.08% (+35.21%)
  09/08/1998 NH Governor - R Primary Lost 2.37% (-31.56%)
  11/05/1996 NH Governor Won 57.20% (+17.68%)
  09/10/1996 NH Governor - LBT Primary Lost 3.21% (-36.96%)
  09/10/1996 NH Governor - R Primary Lost 1.44% (-45.19%)
  09/10/1996 NH Governor - D Primary Won 85.66% (+78.63%)
  11/08/1994 NH State Senate 21 Won 59.50% (+19.00%)
  11/03/1992 NH State Senate 21 Won 67.22% (+34.44%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/27/2017 US Secretary of Commerce Lost 0.00% (-72.73%)
ENDORSEMENTS
C.I.A. Director - May 17, 2018 I Gina Haspel
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 R Callista Gingrich
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 R Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Raymond Buckley
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 09, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D C. Virginia Fields
NH US President - Nov 02, 2004 D John Kerry
NH US President - D Primary - Jan 27, 2004 D John Kerry
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 01, 2000 D Al Gore
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 28, 1984 D Gary Hart
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 26, 1980 D Jimmy Carter
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 24, 1976 D Jimmy Carter