NEW HAMPSHIRE
     Nov. 4, 2014 U.S. Senate                                      

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+Jeanne Shaheen (D) i
251,184
51.46%
Scott Brown (R)
235,347
48.21%
scatter
1,628
0.33%

488,159

Ballots cast:  495,453.
Plurality:  15,837 votes (3.24 percentage points)

 NH Secretary of State




Notes: 
After a closely fought contest, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) won a second term, defeating former Sen. Scott Brown (R).  Brown was attempting a comeback after losing his Massachusetts Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren in Nov. 2012.

Ten candidates vied for the Republican nomination in the Sept. 5 primary.  Brown won with 58,775 votes (50.03%) followed by former state Sen. Jim Rubens at 27,089 (23.06%) and former Sen. Bob Smith at 26,593 (22.64%).

Shaheen and Brown debated
four times:

Oct. 6 - hosted by the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council at the Grand Hotel in North Conway.

Oct. 21 - on NECN at the Capitol Center for the Performing Arts in Concord (>).

Oct. 23 - on NH1 partnering with CNN from Concord (>).

Oct. 30 - hosted by WMUR-TV, the Union-Leader and ABC News.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics (>), the Shaheen campaign spent $16.4 million to $9.2 million for the Brown campaign, while outside groups spent an additional $32.2 million.  Nine groups spent more than $1 million each.  On the Democratic side there were the DSCC ($5.3 million), Senate Majority PAC ($3.4 million), NextGen Climate Action ($3.1 million) and Mayday PAC ($1.6 million).  On the Republican side Ending Spending Action Fund spent $4.5 million, followed by American Crossroads ($2.7 million), U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($2.6 million), Ending Spending ($2.2 million) and the NRSC ($1.4 million).


Campaign Managers:
Jeanne Shaheen 
Mike Vlacich
(Jan. 2014) 
State director for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2014.  Director of the Division of Economic Development in the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Dec. 2006-Dec. 2008.  Deputy chief of staff to Gov. John Lynch, Dec. 2004-Dec. 2006; manager of New Hampshire for John Lynch in 2006.  Executive director of the NH Democratic Party, June 2003-Dec. 2004.  Business recruitment and retention specialist in the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Dec. 2002-June 2003.  Special assistant for economic development to Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, March 1997-Dec. 2002.  B.A. in political science from University of New Hampshire, 1995.
    
Scott Brown 
Colin Reed
(Apr. 2014)  Deputy communications director to Gov. Chris Christie, Mar. 2013-Apr. 2014  Communications director on Scott Brown for Senate (MA), Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (MA), Feb. 2010-Sept. 2011.  Deputy press secretary at the NRSC, Jan. 2009-Apr. 2010.  Rapid response director for vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the McCain campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Research analyst at Freedom's Watch, Apr.-Aug. 2008.  War room deputy on Romney for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Press office assistant for Gov. Mitt Romney, Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007.  B.A. in journalism and mass communication from UNC at Chapel Hill.


See also:
Eileen McNamara.  "Why Scott Brown Lost The New Hampshire Senate Race."  WBUR, Nov. 5, 2014.




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