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On January 7, 2014, a Democratic super PAC-- Senate Majority PAC-- launched an attack ad claiming Brown is a friend of Wall Street and that "he's shopping for a Senate seat in New Hampshire". The group is spending $160,000 to air the ad over a 10 day span. New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chair Jennifer Horn argued the ad demonstrates that incumbent Rep. [[Jeanne Shaheen]] is "nervous" about her 2014 re-election bid.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/08/senate-majority-pac-launches-ad-hitting-scott-brown/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'' "Senate Majority PAC launches ad hitting Scott Brown" January 8, 2014]</ref>
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Revision as of 11:15, 8 January 2014



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in New Hampshire

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Jeanne Shaheen Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in New Hampshire will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 13, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Hampshire has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In New Hampshire, however, Independent voters may choose which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: New Hampshire elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jeanne Shaheen (D). Shaheen was first elected in 2008.

Race Background

On March 14, 2014, Brown announced in a speech at a major GOP conference in New Hampshire the launch of his exploratory committee, which allowed him to hire staff and raise money for a Senate run.[3]

===Senate Majority PAC===

On January 7, 2014, a Democratic super PAC-- Senate Majority PAC-- launched an attack ad claiming Brown is a friend of Wall Street and that "he's shopping for a Senate seat in New Hampshire". The group is spending $160,000 to air the ad over a 10 day span. New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chair Jennifer Horn argued the ad demonstrates that incumbent Rep. Jeanne Shaheen is "nervous" about her 2014 re-election bid.[4]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Republican Party Bob Smith[5]

Potential candidates

Republican Party Jim Rubens[6]

Republican Party Scott Brown[5]

Declined to run

Republican Party Jeb Bradley[7]

Republican Party Charlie Bass[8]

Campaign contributions

Jeanne Shaheen

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Shaheen's reports.[9]

Jeanne Shaheen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$375,297.42$1,230,582.99$(202,453.37)$140,342.04
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$140,342.04$1,221,094.73$(446,199.19)$2,178,322.58
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$2,178,322.58$951,174.85$(333,443.10)$2,796,054.33
Year-End Quarterly[13]December 31, 2013$2,796,054$1,022,094$(471,444)$3,393,918
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$3,393,918.91$1,538,363.20$(581,000.97)$4,351,281.14
Running totals
$5,963,309.77$(2,034,540.63)

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ayotte was elected to the United States Senate. She defeated Paul W. Hodes (D), Chris Booth (Independent) and Ken Blevens (Libertarian).[15]

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Ayotte 60.1% 273,218
     Democratic Paul W. Hodes 36.8% 167,545
     Independent Chris Booth 2% 9,194
     Libertarian Ken Blevens 1% 4,753
Total Votes 454,710

2008

On November 4, 2008, Shaheen was elected to the United States Senate. She defeated incumbent John E. Sununu (R), Ken Blevens (Libertarian) and the write-in candidates.[16]

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanne Shaheen 51.6% 358,438
     Republican John Sununu 45.3% 314,403
     Libertarian Ken Blevens 3.1% 21,516
     Write-ins 0.1% 430
Total Votes 694,787

See also

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