Op-Ed Authored By Dead Politician Attacks Shaheen In NH Senate Race


On Monday, Foster’s Daily Democrat in New Hampshire published a blistering op-ed piece attacking Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) by former House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh.

“As is usual with poll-driven politicians, Jeanne Shaheen is running television commercials and writing op-ed pieces addressing the dominant problem facing America — skyrocketing gasoline prices — but providing no real solutions,” the piece began. “Evan worse, anyone who knows her history also knows that during her entire career she has been a big part of the problem.”

There was an unusual wrinkle: Cobleigh died in February 2009. The op-ed was actually a reprint of when it was first published in July 3, 2008.

READ: New Hampshire GOP Responds.

At the very end of the reprinted op-ed published on Monday the paper notes that the piece was “submitted by the N.H. Republican Party in response to statements made during a recent debate with challenger Scott Brown.”

Brown, of course, is the former senator from Massachusetts now challenging Shaheen in the New Hampshire race for U.S. Senate.

Read the whole piece here.

The TPM Polltracker average finds Shaheen with a 1.8 point lead over Brown.

(H/t: Bloomberg Politics’ Dave Weigel)

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