2020 New Hampshire US Senate Candidate Guide

Corey Messner (R) vs Jeanne Shaheen (D)

US Senate | Election | Nov 10, 2020

The Candidates

Corey Messner

Corey Messner

Republican

Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen

Democrat

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders?

Climate Change

Consider human-caused climate change a serious threat?

Corey Messner (R)

No. “No one really knows” about human impact on climate change. Climate changes are “just part of the earth’s life cycle.”

Address as a top priority by taxing or limiting output of greenhouse gases?

COVID-19

Support administration’s response to coronavirus pandemic?

Support administration’s economic response to coronavirus pandemic?

Corey Messner (R)

Yes. Next round of relief should be “targeted and specific.” “We can’t continue the out-of-control spending that the Democrats wanted in their package.”

Jeanne Shaheen (D)

No. Need assistance “that supports state and local governments.” Also more funding for child care, substance abuse treatment, and health care providers.

Financial Regulation

Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Immigration

Path to citizenship for DACA residents brought to the U.S. as children?

Support expanded border walls?

Iran

Oppose military attacks on Iran without congressional approval?

Corey Messner (R)

No position found.

Jeanne Shaheen (D)

Yes. Voted to require administration to come before Congress before taking action because

“war with Iran is not in America’s interest.”

Legal Abortion

Keep legal or ban?

Corey Messner (R)

Mostly ban. Ban after 20 weeks. Supports rule barring U.S. support for health care NGOs that in any part of their work provide, refer or promote abortion.

LGBT Rights

Support same-sex marriage and extension of LGBTQ protections against discrimination?

Jeanne Shaheen (D)

Yes. “Elated” by Supreme Court decision for marriage equality. Co-sponsored Equality Act that adds explicit protections for LGBTQ Americans to the nation’s civil rights laws.

Minimum Wage

Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Planned Parenthood

Support Planned Parenthood’s receiving public funds for non-abortion care?

Student Financial Aid

Support lower interest on student loans?

Voting Rules

Support stricter ID requirements and other rules on voting?

Corey Messner (R)

No position found.

Jeanne Shaheen (D)

No. Opposed N.H. law that, before a court limited its reach, required college students who voted to re-register cars in the state. Co-sponsored bill restoring Voting Rights Act.