Jeanne Shaheen’s Pledge Is Phony


Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) level of hypocrisy must be correlated to her level of political desperation because Shaheen’s reaching unprecedented levels with her latest ploy.

Shaheen doesn’t seem to have any message since Scott Brown entered the Senate race beyond invoking a “pledge” that would prevent groups other than campaigns from spending money advocating on key issues in New Hampshire.

But this is just a stunt Shaheen is using because of the unpopularity of Obamacare and the Democrat agenda in New Hampshire. The reality is Shaheen benefited from millions of dollars in outside money in her 2008 campaign. And Shaheen just recently attended a fundraising dinner with Tom Steyer, the Democrat billionaire who has his own “outside money” group that’s going to spend $100 million in the 2014 elections.

Steyer has made it clear that he will only spend to help Democrats – like Shaheen – who adhere to his liberal environmentalist agenda, which includes opposing the Keystone XL pipeline.