October 20, 2020 Press Releases

FACT CHECK: Shaheen One of Most Bipartisan Senators, Praised by Republicans for Working Across the Aisle

October 20, 2020
Contact: Ally Livingston, alivingston@jeanneshaheen.org

At today’s debate, Republican U.S. Senate candidate “Colorado Corky” Messner lied about Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s bipartisan leadership.

The truth is, Shaheen works across the aisle to make a difference for New Hampshire, and will do whatever it takes to support Granite Staters during COVID, just as she had throughout her career.

  • In the 115th Congress, Shaheen was among the top 10 most effective Democratic Senators.

  • In 2018 and 2019, Shaheen had Republican cosponsors on 66 of her bills, putting her in the top 20% of all Senators for introducing bipartisan legislation.

  • The most frequent cosponsor of Senator Shaheen’s legislation is a Republican, cosponsoring 83 bills introduced by Senator Shaheen.

Meanwhile, Messner has refused to split with Trump on virtually any policy, ever.

  • FACT: Messner praised Trump for suggesting that coronavirus patients inject themselves with bleach as “aspirational.” [HuffPost, 5/8/20]

  • FACT: Messner vowed to “have [Trump’s] back unlike anybody ever before.” [Youtube, 9/7/20]

  • FACT: Messner said if there were a disagreement between him and the president, he would side with the president regardless. [Youtube, 4/23/20]