Report: Clinton snags NH senator’s endorsement

Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenRussian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide Congress eyes tighter restrictions on next round of small business help Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' probe report MORE (N.H.) plans on backing fellow Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump MORE in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report.

Shaheen will publicly announce her support for the former secretary of State next weekend in Portsmouth, N.H., The New York Times reported.  

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It reported on Sunday that Shaheen, the first women elected as a governor and a senator in the Granite State, is speaking at a “New Hampshire Women for Hillary” rally on Sept. 5.

The event also marks the launch of Clinton’s new focus on her record of fighting for women's issues, the newspaper added.

Clinton is currently the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination across multiple national polls.

The latest RealClearPolitics average of voter samplings has her ranked first in her party’s presidential field, with 47.8 percent.

Voters are slowly souring on Clinton’s campaign, however, amid concerns over her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream On The Money: Deficit rises to record .7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO | Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending | House panel advances spending bill with funding boost to IRS Biden-Sanders unity task force calls for Fed, US Postal Service consumer banking MORE (I-Vt.), meanwhile, is closing the gap with Clinton as the controversy builds.

The Vermont lawmaker trails Clinton’s lead nationally but fares much better in New Hampshire.

Sanders is beating Clinton in the Granite State, 42 percent to her 35 percent, according to a survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling last week.

Shaheen’s upcoming endorsement helps Clinton regain her momentum over Sanders in the crucial early-voting battleground.

Sanders still lags behind Clinton’s lead in voter support across multiple national polls.

The latest RealClearPolitics average has the self-described socialist earning 26.3 percent, 21.5 points less than Clinton.