Shaheen Slammed for No Show on Anti-Terror Vote

Jeanne Shaheen

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) is under fire for failing to support a key piece of legislation that would have stripped Americans fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) of their citizenship and prevent them from returning stateside, where there is concern that they pose a significant terror threat.

Campaign Finance Reformers Admit Crushing Defeat in New Hampshire

Larry Lessig

A leading campaign finance reformer admitted defeat on Wednesday after spending more than $1.6 million on a Senate candidate who garnered less than a quarter of the primary vote.

Jim Rubens, a Republican Senate candidate in New Hampshire, received just 23 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary, losing to former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who will challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D.) in November.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet

There are quite a few new polls out this week, so the tip sheet might as well reflect that. Here are the three noteworthy polls, all giving Republicans a nice end to the first week of September.