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|Next election = [[United_States_Senate_elections_in_New_Hampshire,_2014| November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office = [[Governor of New Hampshire]]
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2008===
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===Full history===
On November 4, 2008, Shaheen was elected to the [[United States Senate]]. She defeated incumbent John E. Sununu ([[Republican|R]]), Ken Blevens ([[Libertarian]]), and the write-in candidates.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm#stateNH ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"]</ref>  
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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==Campaign donors==
|party3= Libertarian
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{{Comprehensive donor history
|party4= Write-ins
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|Name=Shaheen
|winner1 = Jeanne Shaheen
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|year=2002
|Inc1 = N
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|Editdate= April 25, 2013
|candidate2 = John Sununu
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00024790&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Donor history for Harry Reid"  Accessed April 25, 2013]</ref>
|candidate3 = Ken Blevens
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|totalraised2008=8342400
|votes1 = 358438
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|result2008=Won
|votes2 = 314403
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|office2008=U.S. Senate (New Hampshire)
|votes3 = 21516
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|totalraised2002=5837914
|votes4 = 430
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|result2002=Lost
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|office2002=U.S. Senate (New Hampshire)
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Shaheen missed 17 of 1,276  roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013.  This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jeanne_shaheen/412323 ''GovTrack,'' "Shaheen," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shaheen paid her congressional staff a total of $2,188,856 in 2011.  She ranks 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 20th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[New Hampshire]] ranks 48th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/930/Sen_Jeanne_Shaheen.html LegiStorm "Jeanne Shaheen"]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shaheen paid her congressional staff a total of $2,188,856 in 2011.  She ranks 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 20th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[New Hampshire]] ranks 48th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/930/Sen_Jeanne_Shaheen.html LegiStorm "Jeanne Shaheen"]</ref>
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===Political positions===
 
===Political positions===
====Percentage voting with party====
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{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
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|name=Jeanne Shaheen
 
|party=Democratic
 
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|percent=91.8%
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|rank=40th
|total=51
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|total=52
 
|chamber=Senate
 
|chamber=Senate
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|DSen=Y
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Jeanne + Shaheen + New Hampshire + Senate'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Jeanne + Shaheen + New Hampshire + Senate'''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 15:46, 27 June 2013

Jeanne Shaheen
Jeanne Shaheen.jpg
U.S. Senate, New Hampshire
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn Sununu (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next general November 4, 2014
Campaign $$14,180,314
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Governor of New Hampshire
1997-2003
New Hampshire Senate
1992–1996
Education
Bachelor'sShippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Master'sUniversity of Mississippi
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 28, 1947
Place of birthSt. Charles, Missouri
ProfessionTeacher
Net worth$3,457,871
ReligionNon-Denominational Protestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jeanne Shaheen (b. January 28, 1947) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of New Hampshire. Shaheen was first elected to the Senate in 2008.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shaheen is a "moderate Democratic follower".[1]

Biography

Shaheen graduated from high school in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Mississippi.

Career

She taught high school in Mississippi and moved to New Hampshire in 1973, where she taught school and owned a small business. In between holding public office, in April 2005 Shaheen was named director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Shaheen serves on the following Senate committees[2]:

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on SeaPower
    • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Committee on Foreign Relations
    • The Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
    • The Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues
    • The Subcommittee on European Affairs
    • The Subcommittee on African Affairs
  • Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2011-2012

Shaheen served on the following committees:

  • Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Subcommittee on African Affairs
    • Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues
    • Subcommittee on European Affairs (Chairwoman)
    • Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Shaheen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.[3]

Elections

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shaheen is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Shaheen raised a total of $14,180,314 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013.[5]

Jeanne Shaheen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 U.S. Senate (New Hampshire) Won $8,342,400
2002 U.S. Senate (New Hampshire) Defeated $5,837,914
Grand Total Raised $14,180,314

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Shaheen missed 17 of 1,276 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.[6]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shaheen paid her congressional staff a total of $2,188,856 in 2011. She ranks 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 20th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 48th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[7]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shaheen's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,692,382 to $5,223,360. That averages to $3,457,871, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. Her average net worth increased by 34.05% from 2010.[8]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shaheen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $479,021 and $4,679,993. That averages to $2,579,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.[9]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Shaheen ranked 19th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. Senate.[10]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Shaheen ranked 43rd in the liberal rankings among U.S. Senators.[11]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jeanne Shaheen has voted with the Democratic Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 40th among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.[12]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Jeanne + Shaheen + New Hampshire + Senate

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Personal

Shaheen is the wife of Lebanese-American attorney and political operative Bill Shaheen. Together they have three children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
John E. Sununu
United States Senate - New Hampshire
2009–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Steve Merrill
Governor of New Hampshire
1997–2003
Succeeded by
Craig Benson
Preceded by
'District created'
New Hampshire Senate
1992–1996
Succeeded by
Iris Estabrook