Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump eyes wall money options as shutdown hits 21 days Overnight Defense: Senators say questions remain after Syria briefing | Trump inches closer to declaring emergency to build wall | Air Force accepts Boeing tankers despite flaws Senators say questions remain on Trump strategy in Syria after briefing MORE (D-N.H.) on Thursday declined to say whether a campaign visit by President Obama would be helpful as she faces a tough reelection race against Republican Scott Brown. 


"Well, the president is dealing with a lot of crises in the world right now," Shaheen told MSNBC.

"And I think it's important for him to continue to address what's happening with ISIS, to continue to address the Ebola scare. And so, I expect him to be in Washington."

Obama has largely stayed off the campaign trail this year, other than attending private fundraisers, as his approval ratings remain low even in states that he won in 2012, such as New Hampshire.

Brown has sought to make ISIS, which Shaheen referenced as a crisis facing Obama, a centerpiece of the campaign. Brown has tried to tie Shaheen to Obama's policy on ISIS, which he argues is a failure. 

Shaheen had a far different response when asked about visits by the Clintons, who have been more in-demand on the campaign trail. 

Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFeehery: Current shutdown impasse is a fight over peanuts Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists Trump, Pelosi needn’t be friends to find common ground MORE is scheduled to campaign at a dinner in New Hampshire on Oct. 16, and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would've done that?' Harry Reid on Iraq War vote: 'It tainted my heart' New Hampshire is ‘must-win’ state for Warren, says veteran political reporter MORE is scheduled to campaign in the state, also home to the first presidential primary, on Nov. 2. 

"They're going to be here, and I'm delighted to have their support and to have them coming up to help us," Shaheen said of the Clintons. 

"I think at this point in the campaign, we want to turn out everybody we can, because New Hampshire has a very big percentage drop-off between the presidential year and the non-presidential year," she added. "And what we really want is people to know there's an election coming up November the 4th and to get out there and vote."