In 2016, Maggie Hassan, then governor of New Hampshire, challenged a popular Republican incumbent and prevailed by only 1,017 votes, the closest Senate election that year in the country.
Her reelection bid in 2022 will likely be just as challenging in a state still very closely divided between Republicans and Democrats. Since 2006, control of the state legislature and one of two of New Hampshire’s congressional seats have switched back and forth between the two parties. In 2020, Biden captured the state 53-45%.
Senator Hassan serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chairing the subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight. As a member of the Committee, the Senator has passed legislation to strengthen American cybersecurity by building stronger coordination between the federal government and the states and improving the country’s ability to identify and stop cyberthreats. She is also a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Senate Finance Committee, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the Joint Economic Committee.
The Senator is part of the bipartisan Common Sense Coalition that was able to break the stalemate and help pass an additional bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill at the end of last year.
Maggie is an advocate of strong alliances with allies, finding diplomatic solutions to international problems and strengthening democracy at home and abroad. From her position in the Senate, she is committed to strengthening the non-proliferation regime and advocating for further negotiations on reducing the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Last year, she voted to bar a war with Iran without prior congressional approval.