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Law Firm Of Senator Shaheen's Husband Helped To "Dole Out" Stimulus Funds


Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today called on William Shaheen, a well-connected "government relations and lobbying attorney" and husband of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, to release his full list of client records during his wife's terms in office.


After Senator Shaheen voted for the trillion-dollar stimulus in 2009, William Shaheen's law firm, Shaheen and Gordon, created a "stimulus opportunities team" to help public and private sector clients get stimulus money. According to the firm's web site, "New Hampshire is slated to receive $860 million in stimulus funds and the State is engaged in the difficult task of doling out these funds to worthy projects both public and private. Our Team stands ready to assist government and private entities apply for these funds and advance existing applications."


"Jeanne Shaheen has been in elected office for decades while her husband built a prominent law firm that represents clients that have directly profited from her votes," said NHGOP Executive Director Matt Mowers. "If New Hampshire Democrats are sincerely interested in transparency, they must hold Senator Shaheen to the same standards and call on her husband to release his client lists, especially the ones he helped 'dole out' millions of taxpayer dollars to as part of the failed Obama stimulus. Otherwise, Granite Staters will view their partisan attack as nothing more than a desperate political stunt designed to distract from Senator Shaheen's deciding vote to impose ObamaCare on New Hampshire families."


Jeanne Shaheen served as New Hampshire's governor from 1997-2003 and as senator since 2009.


Additionally, during her time in the New Hampshire state senate, Governor Maggie Hassan worked for Pierce Attwood LLP, a legal firm with a government affairs practice. Yesterday, Senator Shaheen's allies at the State Democrat Party called on former Senator Scott Brown to release his list of legal clients since he left office earlier this year.


"What's good for the goose is good for the gander. In order to avoid looking like blatant, shameless hypocrites, New Hampshire Democrats must hold members of their own Party to the same standards and call on them to release the same records that they are asking from Republicans," said Mowers.