New Hampshire

Military Veteran Becomes First to Challenge Shaheen for Senate in New Hampshire

Retired Brigadier General Don Bolduc, a Republican, will try to unseat Jeanne Shaheen, who has held the seat since 2009

A Republican military veteran is hoping to oust Democrat Jeanne Shaheen from her U.S. Senate seat.

Retired Brig. General Don Bolduc announced his Senate campaign Monday with an event in Concord, New Hampshire, and a campaign video.

It emphasizes his military service in the Middle East, which his campaign said includes "10 tours of duty in Afghanistan."

The 57-year-old Bolduc served in the Army for 36 years, according to a campaign biography, and is a decorated military veteran.

Shaheen's seat is seen as a possible Republican pickup in 2020 following her competitive 2014 re-election race and fellow Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan's tight win over an incumbent Republican in 2016.

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