NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek Statement on Shaheen Running for Re-Election


January 27, 2019

Joe Sweeney

Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding Jeanne Shaheen announcing her intention to run for re-election in 2020:

“Jeanne Shaheen can run, but she can’t hide from her record of voting for liberal Washington, New York and California special interests over the needs of New Hampshire citizens.”

Some of the recent developments from her long political career:

  • Shaheen voted against putting more money in the pockets of New Hampshire middle-class residents and small businesses when she voted against President Trump and the Republican tax reform bill. It has given the economy, both here in New Hampshire and across the country, a huge shot in the arm.
  • Shaheen voted for the disastrous ObamaCare program that has made health care less affordable and less accessible for Granite Staters.
  • Shaheen blindly followed Chuck Schumer and liberal Washington special interests to vote against two highly qualified nominees to the Supreme Court who interpret the Constitution as it is written, not trying to write law from the bench.

NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek continued:

“Jeanne Shaheen can't seem to make up her mind on securing our border. In 2014 under President Obama, she supported border security and 700 miles of border walls. She called the situation on the southern border a crisis. Now, following Pelosi and Schumer like a lemming, Shaheen believes the wall is immoral and the crisis on our southern border to be overblown. Is Shaheen in favor of securing the borders and protecting the citizens of this great country or is she for scoring cheap political points?"

“It's time we had a Senator who represents New Hampshire interests, not liberal Washington, New York and California special interests. We will find and we'll have a great nominee who can run alongside President Trump and Governor Sununu and we will win this seat in 2020. I'm excited about the prospects.”