NH News
11:16 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Sen. Shaheen: Sen. Kerry Would Make 'Excellent' Secretary Of State

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen says she will support John Kerry for Secretary of State.

President Barack Obama is expected to tap the Massachusetts Senator to replace Hillary Clinton, who is stepping down.

In Hudson on Monday, Shaheen said Kerry is more than qualified for the job.

“I worked on his campaign to become president. I think he’s got a lot of experience internationally. I’ve served with him on the foreign relations committee for the last four years. I think he’d be terrific.”

Senator Kelly Ayotte said last week she thinks Kerry has the experience for the position.

Ayotte had been one of the harshest critics of U-N Ambassador Susan Rice, who was thought to be one of the leading candidates for the position.

Shaheen says she was disappointed by the personal attacks levied on Rice.