As you’re no doubt aware by now, Republicans need to pick up a net of six seats in the Senate in order to take control of the upper chamber and dethrone Harry Reid from his post as Majority Leader. One of the Senate seats surprisingly in play is in New Hampshire, where Republican Scott Brown is trying to oust incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
And now, with the potentially incriminating evidence against Sen. Shaheen that theDaily Caller has dug up, the outcome of today’s election in New Hampshire could be affected…and not in Shaheen’s favor.
Advertisement-content continues below
In a post by political reporter Patrick Howley, the Daily Caller presents evidence that Shaheen was intimately and actively involved in the IRS targeting scandal. The article reveals that Sen. Shaheen participated:
…in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.
According to the Daily Caller post, Shaheen was regularly provided with insider info from the Internal Revenue Service related to their intense focus on the political activities of conservative groups, making it apparent she was a key contact in a group composed of six Democratic Senate colleagues including Chuck Schumer and Al Franken.
A Freedom of Information Act request from a major conservative super PAC specifically identified “Jeanne Shaheen” as its Freedom of Information Act search term on the IRS scandal (and in Washington, folks, if YOUR NAME is the search term that the conservative super PAC uses in its bid to get public information, then you just might be involved in something).
A Reuters article early on this election day cites polls that show a dead heat between Shaheen, a first-term senator and former governor, and Scott Brown, who had been a little-known state legislator before his surprise 2010 win in the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Brown lost his first re-election bid to Elizabeth Warren in 2012 and moved to New Hampshire early this year. He has sought to tie Sen. Shaheen closely to President Obama, who is unpopular in this state; and this last-minute IRS scandal revelation as voters head to the polls could help him do just that.