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Poll: Scott Brown pulling even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

Poll: Scott Brown pulling even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A new poll puts former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in a statistical tie with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.
Frances Burns
Mitt Romney campaigns for Scott Brown in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney campaigns for Scott Brown in New Hampshire

STRATHAM, N.H., July 2 (UPI) --Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back in New Hampshire, this time campaigning for Scott Walker.
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Scott Brown resigns from Fla. company board

Scott Brown resigns from Fla. company board

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --Scott Brown announced his resignation from the board of a Florida company and gave up $1.3 million in stock Wednesday.
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Energy efficiency bill fails, sinks Keystone chances

Energy efficiency bill fails, sinks Keystone chances

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --Intransigence from both sides of the Senate aisle may have sunk the chances of a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline coming anytime soon.
Gabrielle Levy
Amendments threaten to scuttle Senate Keystone deal

Amendments threaten to scuttle Senate Keystone deal

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A standoff between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell over amendments to an energy efficiency bill may sink a deal for a vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts kicks off New Hampshire campaign

Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts kicks off New Hampshire campaign

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 11 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Scott Brown of Masschusetts faces four-way race for Republican nomination in New Hampshire.
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New Hampshire could become next state to abolish the death penalty

CONCORD, N.H., April 10 (UPI) -- New Hampshire Senate committee splits on death penalty and sends an abolition bill to the floor for a vote.
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Senate confirms Edward Smith as Pa. district judge

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The Senate Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Judge Edward Smith to serve as the district judge in Eastern Pennsylvania.
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Scott Brown moves one state north as he seeks return to U.S. Senate

Scott Brown moves one state north as he seeks return to U.S. Senate

NASHUA, N.H., March 15 (UPI) -- Scott Brown has launched a bid to return to the U.S. Senate, this time from New Hampshire, with a speech at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.
Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

March 14 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Scott Brown is officially considering a run in New Hampshire.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy

Scott Brown's contributor contract with Fox News renewed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ex-Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., renewed his contract with Fox News, a Fox executive said Wednesday, confirming Brown's denial he and the network had parted ways.
Janet Yellen becomes first woman to lead Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen becomes first woman to lead Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, replacing Ben Bernanke.
Healthcare website down again, days before deadline

Healthcare website down again, days before deadline

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The federal healthcare exchange website went down again Friday, days before a deadline next week for customers to choose coverage.
Lawmakers seek to cap spending on oil paintings

Lawmakers seek to cap spending on oil paintings

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would cap excessive spending on oil paintings of government officials.
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ROC99120401 - 04 DECEMBER 1999 - ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA: Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore watches children from a Rochester neigborhood feel a television boom microphone while he was campaigning there, December 4, with New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen. Gore was in New Hampshire to accept the endorsement of Governor Shaheen. jr/lkm/Lee K. Marriner UPI
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Jeanne Shaheen (born January 28, 1947) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the Senior United States Senator from New Hampshire. The first woman in U.S. history to be elected as both a Governor and U.S. Senator, she was the first woman to be elected Governor of New Hampshire, serving from 1997 to 2003. Shaheen ran for the United States Senate in 2002, but was narrowly defeated by Republican challenger John E. Sununu. She then served as Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, before resigning to run again for the U.S. Senate in the 2008 election, defeating Sununu in a rematch. Shaheen is the first Democratic Senator from NH since John A. Durkin, who retired in 1980, and is currently the most junior senior Senator.

Shaheen was born Cynthia Jeanne Bowers in Saint Charles, Missouri. She is the wife of Lebanese-American attorney and political operative Bill Shaheen. Together they have three children. She 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. 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 1996, 1998 and 2000 she was elected governor of New Hampshire.

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