Monday, 27 October 2008
Senator John E Sununu is the first term Senator for New Hampshire and son of the senior President Bush's Chief of Staff (John H Sununu - 1989-91). Described by Congressional Quarterly as "soft spoken and approachable", Sununu is noted for his "analytical, common-sense approach to problem solving". He served three terms in the House of Representatives before defeating "both an incumbent Senator and an incumbent Governor to become the youngest member of the United States Senate." His campaign website is http://www.teamsununu.org/
Challenging for the Democratic Party is Jeanne Shaheen, a former governor of the State (like the ficticious President Bartlet in 'West Wing'). Jeanne Shaheen was Director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government before she began her full time campaign to become Senator. Her website is http://jeanneshaheen.org/home
New Hampshire was one of the original United States, and the first to break from Great Britain. It is currently ranked 44th in land area, 46th in total area of the 50 states, and 41st in population. It has a 96.97% white population. The total population is estimated at 1.3 million people. The Cook Report has regarded this race as a "toss-up", while electoral-vote.com rates it as "barely democratic"