JEANNE SHAHEEN HEADS TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO RAISE MONEY
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) is headed to South Carolina to raise money from Palmetto State Democrats, sources familiar with her visit tell FITS.
Shaheen will attend a fundraiser in Columbia, S.C. organized by former S.C. Gov. Jim Hodges and former Democratic National Committee chairman Don Fowler.
Hodges and Shaheen worked together during the late 1990s as members of the Democratic Governors Association. He was governor of South Carolina from 1999-2003, while she was governor of New Hampshire from 1997-2003. Meanwhile Fowler worked with Shaheen during his tenure as DNC chairman from 1995-97.
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008, Shaheen has been a reliable vote for Barack Obama. In fact she passed the deciding vote in the U.S. Senate for Obamacare in December 2009 – and frequently parroted Obama’s infamous “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” promise.
She later amended that promise, saying individuals who liked their health care plans could keep them if they were “willing to pay more.”
Shaheen is facing a challenge from Scott Brown – a “Republican” who spent three years representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate prior to being defeated by liberal Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election. Most recent polling shows Shaheen enjoying a double-digit lead over Brown.
UPDATE: Looks like our scoop has landed Shaheen in a bit of trouble.