June 5th, 2007
05:01 PM ET
12 years ago

Shaheen mulls Senate run

Will former New Hampshire Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen run for Senate?

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) –Presidential politics is hardly the only game in town.

New Hampshire has one of the nation's most vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election in 2008 – John Sununu. A big question up here is whether former Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen will run for the seat and seek a rematch; Sununu beat her 51 percent to 47 percent back in 2002.

"We have some time before that race and I havent decided," the former three-term governor told CNN in an interview in Manchester. She is currently on the faculty at Harvard - as director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Asked if the race intrigued her, Shaheen said: "Well of course I am always intrigued and I think what happens in the Senate is going to be very important in the future, especially as we have a new president. Regardless of who that president is, it is going to be important to have a Congress that is going to be looking at the challenges we face as well."

Shaheen said she loves her job at Harvard, "but I also care about New Hampshire."

Stay tuned.

–CNN Chief National Correspondent John King


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