U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is scheduled to be in Keene Friday to rally support for City Councilor Mitchell H. “Mitch” Greenwald’s mayoral campaign.
Shaheen, a Democrat, plans to kick off canvassing and phone banking at Greenwald’s real estate business, Greenwald Realty, at 55 Main St. starting at 4 p.m.
Greenwald is running against fellow City Councilor George S. Hansel in the race to succeed outgoing Mayor Kendall W. Lane. The election is Nov. 5.
Greenwald is a registered Democrat and Hansel is a Republican, though Keene’s charter says that all city primary and general elections “shall be nonpartisan in nature” and that ballots shall not indicate a candidate’s party affiliation.
In Manchester — which also has nonpartisan municipal elections — Shaheen has endorsed and stumped for Mayor Joyce Craig, a Democrat running for re-election.