Sep 25, 2014 9:37 AM
US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen releases list of GOP backers
CONCORD - Senator Jeanne Shaheen's re-election campaign stumbled Monday as it rolled out a list of 120 Republicans supporting her bid for a second term.
One of them, prominent Berlin businessman Steve Griffin said Shaheen's camp was wrong and that he was wholeheartedly supporting Republican candidate Scott Brown's bid.
"I am strongly supporting Scott Brown and am extremely disappointed that Senator Jeanne Shaheen would dishonestly include my name on her list of endorsements without asking my permission,'' Griffin said in a statement.
"Washington has changed Jeanne Shaheen, and her record of voting with President Obama 99% of the time proves that she won't provide the type of independent leadership that she promised she would bring to the Senate.''
Griffin said he had previously supported Shaheen when she was governor and running for re-election more than a decade ago.
Among Republicans who are backing the Democrat Shaheen include one-time candidate for Congress Jim Steiner of Concord and former State Senator Rick Russman.