Democrat Jeanne Shaheen wins re-election to the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire, beating back an aggressive campaign from Republican Scott Brown. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democrat Jeanne Shaheen won re-election to the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire on Tuesday, beating back an aggressive campaign from Republican Scott Brown in a bittersweet victory as her party lost its majority in the upper chamber of Congress. Brown was a little-known Massachusetts state legislator before he burst onto the national stage in 2010 when he won the U.S. Senate seat that liberal Democratic champion Edward Kennedy had held for half a century. Brown lost his 2012 re-election bid and moved north late last year to New Hampshire, where he grew up, with an eye on Shaheen's seat. Shaheen's campaign had focused on Brown's recent return to the state, saying New Hampshire should not be viewed as a "consolation prize." Brown worked to tie Shaheen closely to President Barack Obama, who is unpopular in New Hampshire.