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Joe Mathieu Talks To The Candidates: Senator Jeanne Shaheen

BOSTON (CBS) – Polls show a tight race in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.

Many negative campaign ads for both candidates have been flooding the airwaves.

Shaheen told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 she's fortunate for the ability to change the channel and she assumes many viewers do the same.

"When Scott Brown got into this race, I urged him to take the People's Pledge that he came up with when Elizabeth Warren was running in Massachusetts," said Shaheen.

In the Brown-Warren race, the pledge reduced the number of negative ads by 50-percent and removed almost all of the third party ads.

"He said it was good enough for the voters of Massachusetts but it wasn't good enough for the voters of New Hampshire,"  Shaheen told WBZ.

She also noted that she has her differences with Brown on abortion and women's issues.

"I trust women to make their own reproductive decisions all of the time, not just part of the time," said Shaheen, "Women are very important and their votes will determine the outcome of this election. That's why people are looking at the issues women are concerned about."

When asked about criticism that she's "Barack Obama, reincarnated," Shaheen said, "That's an attack being run against every Democrat across the country who's running in Senate races this year."

"The fact is, I work for New Hampshire. That's what I've done as a state senator, as governor here, and now in the United States Senate. I work with Democrats and Independents and Republicans in Washington to get things done for the people of this state," Shaheen told WBZ.

She added, "I hope to have the opportunity to continue to work for the people of this state, because that's what is important. We need someone in Washington who will make New Hampshire a priority."

The Shaheen interview is part of a series of interviews Joe Mathieu and WBZ NewsRadio 1030 will be conducting with the candidates running for office in November.

Listen to Joe's interview here:


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