Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has not been stingy sharing her fund-raising prowess among the Democratic Party base with like-minded candidates, is hoping to spread a little magic north of the border.
Warren blasted to her list on Tuesday an appeal on behalf of Maggie Hassan, “the tough, smart, two-term governor of New Hampshire” running against Warren’s colleague, US Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican. Warren noted that “[l]ast year, you and I worked hard to send Jeanne Shaheen” to the Senate over Warren’s former rival, Scott Brown.
Warren’s ask — just $5 — matters less than the outsize role she is now playing in the Democratic conference, wading into Senate fights in Wisconsin, California, Kentucky, and Michigan — on top of the repeated forays into New Hampshire.
Hassan’s decision to challenge Ayotte has drawn the corresponding reaction among Republicans.
“One thing I keep hearing in NH: Leadership from Gov is missing and @GovernorHassan’s big spending policies failed,” former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted on Monday. “Go @KellyAyotte!”Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.