Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jeanne Shaheen

Senior Senator

Jeanne Shaheen

Senator                        New Hampshire                       Democrat
Elected 2008

Armed Services
Energy and Natural Resources
Foreign Relations
Small Business and Entrepreneurship


ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                   90
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                        93
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                       100       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                        71
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 12
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                             18

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                            0
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                   0
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                  0
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

Yes      Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
Yes      Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
No       Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal DC firearms limits and semiautomatic weapons ban
Yes      Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court
Yes      Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
Yes      Regulate Financial Firms
            Regulations on financial services firms
Yes      Pass Tax Cuts for Some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
Yes      Ratify New START
            Ratify Strategic Arms Treaty with Russia
Yes      Confirm Elena Kagan
            Confirm Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
No       Stop EPA Climate Regulations
            Oppose EPA regulations of greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act
Yes      Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Jeanne Shaheen (D)      358,438  52%                          8,342,400
                        John Sununu (R)             314,403  45                             8,879,307

New Hampshire

Population 2010:                      1,316,470
State Rank:                               42nd
Change since 2000:                 up 6.5%

Urban:                                      58%
Rural:                                        42

Manchester                              109,565
Nashua                                       86,494
Concord                                     42,695
Derry Town                                33,109

Median Income:                          62,629
Median Home Value:                257,600

Private Employment:                 79%
Government Employment:         13
Self-Employed:                             8
Poverty:                                      8
Blue Collar:                              20
White Collar:                            64

Median Age:                            40
Over 65:                                   13%
Under 18:                                 22

High School Graduates:            91%
College Graduates:                   33
Graduate Degree:                     12

Veterans:                                  12%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats                                270,826
Republicans                              278,782
Independents                            395,733
Voter Turnout -                        461,423
Turnout, Voting Age -              45%
White:                                       92%
Black                                          1
Hispanic:                                    3
Asian                                          2

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                384,826           54%
John McCain (R) -                    316,534           45

2004 Presidential Vote:
John Kerry (D) -                      340,511           50%
George W. Bush (R) -             331,237           49

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