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Warren to campaign for Shaheen in tight N.H. race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses a rally in support of Social Security and Medicare on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The leaves are turning. Scott Brown is driving his pickup truck. And Elizabeth Warren is on the attack against him.

But it’s not 2012.

Warren, who unseated Scott Brown two years ago, is set to go after an old nemesis this weekend, when she will campaign for Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, who faces Brown on Nov. 4.

“Never in a bazillion years did it cross my mind that Scott Brown would pack up and move to his vacation house in New Hampshire to run against our friend Jeanne,” Warren wrote in an e-mail to her and Shaheen’s supporters, referring to Brown moving his primary residence from Wrentham to Rye, N.H., late last year.


“But that’s exactly what happened,” Warren wrote, and “the race is neck-and-neck ... [and that’s] why I’m going to New Hampshire next weekend to join Jeanne Shaheen, to make sure our neighbors know as much about Scott Brown’s record as the voters of Massachusetts did when they decided to turn him out.”

Warren is scheduled to campaign with Shaheen on Saturday, Oct. 25, according to a Shaheen aide. While the Massachusetts senator has headlined a Boston fund-raiser for Shaheen, this will be the first time she is campaigning for her Democratic colleague in New Hampshire.

In the e-mail, Warren also reprised familiar attacks against Brown on issues from the economy to education.

“I know one more thing about Scott Brown,” Warren wrote, “We can beat him, and we can beat his powerful friends.”

Meanwhile, a new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll found the New Hampshire race essentially tied. Shaheen leads Brown, 49 percent to 46 percent, within the survey’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

During the New Hampshire campaign, Brown has worked to tie Shaheen to President Obama, often saying she votes in lockstep with him.


In a statement responding to the news of Warren coming north, Brown spokeswoman Elizabeth Guyton did the same.

“It doesn’t matter who Senator Shaheen brings into New Hampshire to prop up her campaign these next 15 days — she can’t escape the fact that for six years she has brought the failed policies of President Obama to the Granite State by voting with him 99 percent of the time,” she said.

The new poll, which surveyed 500 likely voters from Oct. 16-19, found Obama is not popular in the Granite State. Forty percent of respondents approve of the job he’s doing as president, while 56 percent disapprove.

Shaheen is on more even territory: 46 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove of the job she is doing as senator.


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