All pledged to reach across the aisle to work on solutions to problems. They said they had more in common to unite them than differences.
Hassan, a former state senator, said when her disabled son had surgery in 2005, a conservative Republican colleague called her every day to check on him.
"We're parents first," she said
Ayotte and Shaheen said the next two years they will be focusing putting the nation in a stronger fiscal position.
"I'm just really worried about the state of our country," said Ayotte.
"We've got to put everything on the table," agreed Shaheen.
Shea-Porter and Kuster said protecting Social Security and Medicare are on their priority list since older women are more reliant on Social Security and Medicare than men who often earned more in their working lives due to inequalities in how men and women are treated by employers.
The event was sponsored by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the New Hampshire Women's Initiative and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.