MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) â€” Jeanne Shaheen, the first woman elected governor of New Hampshire and the state's first female U.S. senator, says unlike Republican Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama "didn't need a binder to appoint women" to high-ranking positions.
Shaheen, who served three terms as governor and was elected to the Senate in 2008, warmed up the crowd waiting for Obama in Manchester's Veterans Park on Thursday morning.
As Obama did in campaign stops, Shaheen mocked Romney's remark during Tuesday night's debate that as Massachusetts governor, he received "whole binders full of women" as he sought to diversify his administration.
Obama is making his fifth trip this year to New Hampshire, a swing state in next month's election.
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