Jeanne Shaheen pulled off a win in New Hampshire, defeating one-term Senator John Sununu. This isn't just good news for her or her party, it's a win for GlobalSolutions.org. Back in July, we talked with Shaheen and her campaign about our issues, working with our candidate questionnaire. One of the most exciting things was that she said the U.S. should slowly start engaging with the International Criminal Court.
This popular former Governor lost a close race to Sununu in 2002, but this time she won by over 40,000 votes (52 to 45 percent). Shaheen supports paying our assessed U.N. dues, wants to work on climate change, opposes new nuclear weapons and supports funding U.N. peace operations in hot spots like Darfur. And until he faced this serious challenger, Sen. Sununu got grades of F, D and D- on our Report Card. We're very pleased with this result.
On her questionnaire, Shaheen wrote: "I believe the United States needs to reestablish itself as a world leader that brings together countries to find solutions for the world's military, environmental, and economic issues. We need to rebuild our alliances and we need to restore our moral authority in the world by making it clear that we will abide by the Geneva Conventions."
We reached out to her campaign staff to offer our congratulations. We look forward to working with Senator-elect Shaheen in the 111th Congress.