Jeanne Shaheen enters U.S. Senate race

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Former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen says she’s making another run for U.S. Senate to make the government work for New Hampshire.

In seeking the Democratic nomination, the 60-year-old Shaheen is setting herself up for a potential rematch against Republican Senator John Sununu, who defeated her in 2002 by 5 percentage points.

Then, support for invading Iraq was at a high. Since 2002, anti-war sentiment has helped reshape New Hampshire’s political landscape, with Democrats winning control of the state’s two House seats, the governor’s office and state Legislature in 2006.

Shaheen is among a small group of prominent Democrats whom party officials have been recruiting for Senate races. National Democrats have made Sununu a top target for 2008 and have run ads criticizing his support for the war in Iraq.

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