6 Things You Need to Know About Brown Vs. Shaheen
When U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen debates challenger Scott Brown at noon on Monday in New Hampshire, it will be a meeting of opposites—and the kind of high-stakes moment (many polls show a dead heat) that both have faced repeatedly. Four years ago in Massachusetts, Brown defeated Martha Coakley in a special election partly on the strength of a strong debate performance—then lost to Elizabeth Warren in 2012 after being too aggressive on stage. Shaheen lost to John Sununu in 2002, but methodically dismantled him in a series of unexciting but effective debates in 2008. While the issues are different this year, their debate pasts are liable to be prologue.
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