NH Dem Senator on Campaigning with Obama: 'I Expect Him to Be in Washington'

NH Dem Senator on Campaigning with Obama: 'I Expect Him to Be in Washington'

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” when asked if she would like President Barack Obama to campaign for her, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said he should stay in Washington D.C. and work on all the growing world problems.  

Mitchell asked, “I want to ask you about President Obama because he hasn’t been campaigning in a lot of states. people have not been inviting him. Would you rather have President Obama campaign for you or one of the Clintons?”

Shaheen answered, “We have Hillary Clinton coming up and former President Clinton is going to be here next week for the Jefferson Jackson dinner. They will be here and I’m delighted to have their support and helping us. at this point in the campaign, we want to turn out everybody we can. New Hampshire has a very big percentage drop off between the presidential year and non-presidential year. What we want is team to know there is an election coming up November 4 and get out and vote.”

Mitchell pressed, “And having the president come would not be helpful?”

Shaheen answered, “Well, the president is dealing with a lot of crisis in the world right now. I think it’s important for him to continue to address what’s happening with ISIS and continue to address the Ebola scare. I expect him to be in Washington.”

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