August 4, 2000 |
Al Gore has whittled the list of potential running mates for the Democratic presidential ticket to just six--four senators, the party's House leader and a governor, top Gore advisors disclosed Thursday. Among the contenders is Gov. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, who had not figured prominently in the speculation, at least in public. And a Shaheen aide insisted Thursday that if asked to join the ticket, the governor would decline. The other potential running mates are Sens.
September 8, 2002 |
In a primary election that could help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republicans here must choose Tuesday between two candidates so philosophically alike that their hard-fought race has come down to quibbling over which man is more of a Washington insider. As Sen. Bob Smith battles Rep. John E.
December 9, 1998 |
Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) said Tuesday he would announce his presidential intentions next month. Wellstone met New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and also visited several Democratic supporters in their homes. New Hampshire traditionally holds the first presidential primary.
June 8, 1999 |
Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Day, making New Hampshire the last state to honor the slain leader with a holiday. The holiday will be observed for the first time on Jan. 17, 2000. The bill ends years of attempts to put King's name on the holiday, which had been celebrated as Civil Rights Day. King's son, Martin Luther King III, represented the King family at the signing.
June 7, 1997 |
New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed into law a measure making the state the 11th to offer lesbians and gay men protection against discrimination. "If we are to be true to our belief that all people are created equal, we must ensure that all of our people enjoy the same basic rights under the law," Shaheen said at a signing ceremony in Concord. The law, effective Jan. 1, 1998, will give gays and lesbians a measure of protection in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodation.
April 12, 2006 |
A former White House political director denied Tuesday that he or anyone on his staff spoke with New England Republicans about a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002. Ken Mehlman, now chairman of the Republican National Committee, acknowledged that local GOP officials had called a White House operative in the days surrounding the election. But he said none of the talks involved the phone-jamming incident.