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Poll: Brown closing gap in N.H. Senate race

Updated

With only three months to go, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is closing the gap in the race for the New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat. 

Brown made up eight points in his challenge to New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen according to a new WMUR Granite State Poll. 

Shaheen led Brown by 12 points in July, but that lead is now down to 2 points – a virtual tie – with Shaheen at 46% and Brown at 44%.

Shaheen’s campaign put out a statement saying: 

“We’ve been ready for a competitive race since day one and we are running the kind of grassroots campaign that New Hampshire deserves.”

Brown, who skipped a GOP debate at New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce University on the same night of the poll release, still needs to win his September 6th primary against former two-term Sen. Bob Smith and lesser known candidates.

Shaheen is a former three-term governor of the Granite State and its first female Senator.  She first sought the Senate seat in the 2002 midterm election, but came up short against former Sen. John Sununu.  She defeated Sununu in a 2008 rematch.

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Poll: Brown closing gap in N.H. Senate race

Updated