N.H. Election News http://nhpr.org en N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision http://nhpr.org/post/nh-viewpoints-scotus-campaign-finance-decision <p>Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court came down on a decision that will change the way we fund elections.&nbsp; In a 5-4 vote, the court removed a cap on how many candidates or committees a person can support per election cycle.&nbsp; Although the amount is still restricted to $2600 per candidate, an individual can now gift that amount to as many politicians as he or she wants. Opponents of the ruling worry the decision may suppress ordinary voices: “where enough money calls the tune,” said Justice William Breyer, “the general public will not be heard.” But supporters like Chief Justice Roberts say that this case follows first amendment rights. “Integration and access are not corruption,” said Roberts, “they embody a central feature of democracy that constituents support candidates who share their beliefs and interests.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/state-director-greg-moore/">Greg Moore</a> – </strong>state director of <a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/">Americans for Prosperity</a>, a conservative political advocacy group that promotes limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom</li><li><strong>Rob Werner </strong>–former national field director of <a href="http://www.acrreform.org/">Americans for Campaign Reform</a></li></ul><p><strong>CALLOUT:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://law.unh.edu/about/personnel/faculty/john-greabe"><strong>John Greabe</strong></a> - director of the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/rudman-center">Rudman Center</a> at UNH Law School. He teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, federal courts and jurisdiction.</li></ul><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46223 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision NPR's Mara Liasson http://nhpr.org/post/nprs-mara-liasson <p>Mara Liasson will discuss the White House and upcoming elections, as well as how changes in both political parties over the past six years have affected such key issues as the Affordable Care Act, the debt-ceiling debate, and immigration reform.</p><p><strong>GUESTS: </strong></p><ul><li><strong>Mara Liasson – </strong>national political correspondent for NPR. She joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter, later working as a congressional correspondent, and then the White House correspondent.</li></ul><p><strong>LINKS:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45076 at http://nhpr.org NPR's Mara Liasson Poll Finds Strong Support for Medicaid Expansion, Gun Background Checks http://nhpr.org/post/poll-finds-strong-support-medicaid-expansion-gun-background-checks <p>A bipartisan plan to expand Medicaid that is scheduled for a vote in the New Hampshire Senate this week has strong support from Granite Staters, according to a new poll.</p><p>New England College asked 774 registered voters if they would support a proposal backed by Gov. Maggie Hassan and a majority in the New Hampshire Senate “to extend private insurance to low-income residents, without passing the cost of coverage on to businesses.”</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:10:13 +0000 Brian Wallstin 44463 at http://nhpr.org Hassan's Win Powered By $11 Million In Outside Spending http://nhpr.org/post/hassans-win-powered-11-million-outside-spending <p></p><p>By the time her victory over Ovide Lamontagne in the 2012 governor's race was in the books, Maggie Hassan had raised more than $1.9 million in contributions from some 7,550 individual donors. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:29:50 +0000 Brian Wallstin 17030 at http://nhpr.org Hassan's Win Powered By $11 Million In Outside Spending North Country Republican Rep. Bulis Loses Seat In Recount http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-republican-rep-bulis-loses-seat-recount <p>After a recount Thursday, Republican incumbent &nbsp;Lyle “Rusty” Bulis lost his seat in Grafton District 1, to another Republican Ralph Doolan.</p><p>Both are from Littleton.</p><p>Originally Doolan lost to Bulis by two votes and sought the recount.</p><p>The recount had Doolan winning by four votes.</p><p>There are two seats in District 1, which includes Littleton and Bethlehem.</p><p>The other seat was taken by Linda Massimilla, a Democrat and novice politician from Littleton. She beat beat incumbent Bulis and Doolan&nbsp;on November 6.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:25:49 +0000 Chris Jensen 16950 at http://nhpr.org Coos County: Voted for Obama, Hassan http://nhpr.org/post/coos-county-voted-obama-hassan <p>President Obama and gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan were the winners in Coos County on Tuesday.</p><p>According to <a href="http://sos.nh.gov/2012PresGen.aspx?id=28006">official results now available from the New Hampshire Secretary of State</a>&nbsp; Obama received 9,095 votes in Coos compared to 6,342 for Mitt Romney.</p><p>Towns that voted for Romney included Clarksville; Colebrook; Columbia; Errol; Jefferson; Pittsburg and Stewartstown.</p><p>But those victories were offset by areas including Berlin where Romney had 1,248 votes compared to Obama’s 2,863.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:06:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 16538 at http://nhpr.org All Three N.H. Ballot Measures Fail http://nhpr.org/post/all-three-nh-ballot-measures-fail <p>New Hampshire voters showed a reluctance to change the state constitution in Tuesday’s election, rejecting one amendment that would have banned a personal income tax and another that would have given the legislature more control over the judiciary. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 16389 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Will Have First All-Female U.S. Delegation, And Only Democratic Female Governor http://nhpr.org/post/nh-will-have-first-all-female-us-delegation-and-only-democratic-female-governor <p>Tuesday's election in New Hampshire made history, as two female candidates for Congress, Ann&nbsp;McLane&nbsp;Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter beat their Republican opponents, joining U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte&nbsp;(R-NH) in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>Democratic Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan will be the only female Democratic governor in January.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:21:40 +0000 Emily Corwin 16491 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Will Have First All-Female U.S. Delegation, And Only Democratic Female Governor Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/long-lines-polls-not-because-voter-id-law <p></p><p>New Hampshire Elections officials say they heard a fair number of complaints about long lines at the polls.&nbsp; But as they say something other than the new voter ID law is to blame.</p><p></p><p>Talk of long lines at the polls was common on Election Day.&nbsp; And for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, it even affected how Election Night played out. As supporters saw more and more returns favoring Democrat Maggie Hassan, a spokeswoman addressed the crowd.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:01:35 +0000 Amanda Loder 16486 at http://nhpr.org Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law Coos: A Summary http://nhpr.org/post/coos-summary <p></p><p>Here’s what happened in Coos County on Tuesday, according to a tally by the Associated Press. Official counts from the Secretary of State are not yet available.</p><p>* Jeff Woodburn of Dalton was elected senator, defeating Debi Warner of Littleton. He takes the place of Republican John Gallus who chose not to run.</p><p>* In District 1 with all ten precincts counted Republican incumbent Duffy Daugherty of Colebrook lost to&nbsp;&nbsp;Democrat Larry Enman of Errol by 20 votes.</p><p>Enman had 1,158&nbsp;votes.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:42:42 +0000 Chris Jensen 16425 at http://nhpr.org Incumbent Republican Richardson Holds Coos 4 http://nhpr.org/post/incumbent-republican-richardson-holds-coos-4 <p>In Coos District 4 Republican incumbent Herbert Richardson beat Democrat Troy Merner, according to results compiled by the Associated Press.</p><p>With all the votes counted Richardson had 1,167 votes compared to Merner’s 821.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:46:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 16414 at http://nhpr.org Kuster Wins 2nd Congressional District In Rematch With Bass http://nhpr.org/post/kuster-wins-2nd-congressional-district-rematch-bass <p></p><p>It was a repeat match-up with a very different outcome in the Second Congressional District.&nbsp; Democrat Ann McLane Kuster defeated Republican Congressman Charlie Bass by a roughly five point margin.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:39:52 +0000 Amanda Loder 16397 at http://nhpr.org Kuster Wins 2nd Congressional District In Rematch With Bass N.H. Election Results: Maggie Hassan Wins Race For Governor http://nhpr.org/post/nh-election-results-maggie-hassan-wins-race-governor <p></p><p>A victorious Maggie Hassan took the stage on Tuesday night to accept the state’s corner office. &nbsp;She began by thanking voters for their trust – then launched into some specifics. "We will build a New Hampshire that will nurture innovation and entrepreneurs," Hassan said, "where businesses can and want to grow. Where young people will stay and work and create their own companies."&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:45:04 +0000 Emily Corwin 16388 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Election Results: Maggie Hassan Wins Race For Governor Democrat Brown Wins In Grafton District 2 http://nhpr.org/post/democrat-brown-wins-grafton-district-2 <p>In Grafton District 2 Democrat Rebecca Brown of Sugar Hill beat Republican Denis P. Ward of Monroe, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.</p><p>Brown had 1,365 votes while Ward received 1,198.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:49:16 +0000 Chris Jensen 16378 at http://nhpr.org Three Berlin Dems Easily Rebuff Challenger http://nhpr.org/post/three-berlin-dems-easily-rebuff-challenger <p>In Coos District 3, Berlin, three Democrat incumbents - Gary Coulombe, Robert Theberge and Yvonne Thomas – were all re-elected.</p><p>They defeated Republican challenger Eric Catman, who hoped to take one of the three seats.</p><p>With all the votes counted Coulombe had 2,940 votes; Theberge had 2,651 and Thomas had 2,426.</p><p>Catman was a distant fourth with 1,029, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:32:24 +0000 Chris Jensen 16376 at http://nhpr.org