Shaheen Holds Off Brown in New Hampshire

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In New Hampshire all politics was local this year—despite Republican Scott Brown's best efforts to steer attention elsewhere. He pushed for securing the country's southern border, which is roughly 2,000 miles away from New Hampshire; he railed about the scourge of Ebola, a disease that has ravaged residents of western African nations but hasn't hit anybody in the state; and he talked about the threat from the Islamic State.

Yet Senator Jeanne Shaheen prevailed, in the one bright spot for Democrats on Election Night.

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