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Oct 3, 2014 11:26 PM

Blog calls out Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for liens on husband's business


CONCORD - Just five weeks from Election Day and Senator Jeanne Shaheen is once again being called out.

On Friday, The Daily Caller, a conservative web blog covering politics, ran a critical story about property liens against real estate businesses owned largely by Shaheen's husband, Bill.

That article has the Senator taking this very personally.

Shaheen said it's only the latest of several cheap shots right-wing groups have taken at her.

All this as the close Senate race between Shaheen and Scott Brown continues to get personal.

"I have run 6 times in New Hampshire," Shaheen said. "I have never had people attack my husband, my family, my character."

The Senator was clearly upset as she reacted to The Daily Caller article, unhappy about what she calls "attacks" on her and her family.

"I am so disappointed by the kind of attacks that have come into New Hampshire," the Senator said.

Attacks, she says, like the article in The Daily Caller that says 21 towns in New Hampshire and Maine had placed liens totaling nearly $17,000 against her, her husband, Bill, his company, Shaheen Enterprises.

Shaheen says it's being dug up by big business supporting Scott Brown and third-party interest groups, like the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, as well as the Ending Spending action fund.

"They don't have anything at stake here in New Hampshire," Shaheen told NH1. "They don't care how nasty they get and whether want they have to say is accurate or not. They just come in and make these false attacks and you can believe they're not supporting Scott Brown because he is going to help New Hampshire. Maybe that's the way he did business in Massachusetts and maybe that's the way his campaign manager did business in New Jersey but that's not the way we do business in New Hampshire."

We reached out to the Scott Brown campaign. They had no comment for this story.


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