In a recent Union Leader article, a spokesman for Senator Jeanne Shaheen said, the senator "has met over the years with thousands of people in every corner of the state, including at open town halls and roundtables."
These comments from Senator Shaheen's campaign come in response to heavy criticism she has been receiving, both locally by news outlets such as WMUR-TV, and nationally in publications such as the Daily Caller, for refusing to hold Town Hall meetings with her constituents. According to her own website, Senator Shaheen hasn't held a Town Hall meeting since August of 2012. It is important to note that in the WMUR-TV story, Shaheen's campaign was even caught trying to inflate the number of "public" events she has held by misleading a reporter on the subject.
For almost two years, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has been calling on Senator Shaheen to hold a public forum. She has refused. We released a website last week titled, www.WhyIsSheHiding.com, to highlight her refusal to meet with her constituents.
Considering Senator Shaheen will not hold a Town Hall meeting, on multiple occasions, we have tried to attend what her campaign is now trying to pass off as "open town halls and roundtables." While she might be trying to convince Granite Staters that these events were public, our video footage proves that they were anything but open and transparent.
Click HERE to watch some of our footage of what happens when Granite Staters try to attend Senator Shaheen's "open town halls and roundtables."