July 19, 2013

CONFIRMED: Jeanne Shaheen Skipped Key Filibuster Meeting To Raise $ For Herself

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) may talk a big game about how important addressing the filibuster may be, but now her own spokesman confirmed that raising money for her own political well-being took priority:

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen acknowledged Friday she was at a fund-raiser for her reelection campaign last Monday night when the Senate met in a key, rare closed-door session to air out its differences on filibuster reform. …

In a statement, released exclusively to the Granite Status and UnionLeader.com, Shaheen spokesman Shripal Shah said:

“Senator Shaheen had a fundraiser on Monday and notified Senate leadership in advance that she would miss the meeting.”

Moreover, while Shaheen was supposed to be in Washington, D.C. doing her job, she was actually in New York City to fundraise for her reelection:

Shah said the fund-raiser was in New York City and was for her reelection campaign committee, Friends of Jeanne Shaheen.