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Interview with Senator Jeanne Shaheen

By The Last Word, The Last Word - March 15, 2012

Guests: John Heilemann, Krystal Ball, Toure, Bob Vander Plaats, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Nina Turner, Davis Guggenheim

LAWRENCE O`DONNELL, HOST: OK, Republicans, spring training is over, and the president is ready to play ball.

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LUKE RUSSERT, NBC NEWS: The president`s re-election team unleashed its top attack dog today.

JOSEPH BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I`m back, you`re back, and the industry`s back.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Vice President Biden hits the campaign trail in Ohio.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The vice president is heralding the auto industry.

BIDEN: The verdict is in -- President Obama was right and they were dead wrong.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The president is talking about gas prices.

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: There is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to high gas prices.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are really getting a kickoff to the Democratic side of the campaign today.

OBAMA: We`re starting to see a lot of politicians talking a lot but not doing much.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He didn`t have to name names.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They`re going after the three guys by name right now.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Because Vice President Joe Biden did.

BIDEN: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Newton Leroy Gingrich.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Should Newt Gingrich get out of the race --

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- In order to unify conservatives?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t think Newt`s going to get out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He needles at Rick Santorum. He does divide that conservative vote.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is his last hoorah. He`s having fun.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a bit personal between him and Mitt Romney.

MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Guess what, I made a lot of money. I`ve been very successful. I`m not going to apologize for that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, now, he`s talking about how rich he is.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`ve got money, so what?

CHUCK TODD, NBC NEWS: Just like Al Gore, Mitt Romney`s taking too much advice.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: At the end of the day, Republicans want to beat Barack Obama and we`re going to rally behind him.

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