NH GOP - DEM Primary Voters Cast Protest Votes Against Shaheen

Primary To Make NH Senate Rematch Official

Holly Ramer

Associated Press

September 9, 2008

“Shaheen faced Ray Stebbins, a Massachusetts lawyer who has lived in Nashua since May. ”

“Some voted for Stebbins instead [of] Shaheen because they didn't like her as governor and, in one case, because her husband, Bill Shaheen, insulted Barack Obama during the Democratic presidential primary. Bill Shaheen stepped down as Hillary Clinton's national co-chairman after Clinton denounced his comments.

“‘It was so disappointing,’ said Tom Morgan, a 55-year-old urban planner from Portsmouth. ‘He dragged the campaign down to that level. You don't want to reward that kind of behavior.’

“Lauralee Bonneau also voted for Stebbins because of taxes Shaheen raised as governor. A 49-year-old marketing director from Manchester, Bonneau was laid off six months ago and is looking for work.”