N.H. Primary 2012 http://nhpr.org en For The 2016 Presidential Election Millsfield Wants To Turn On The Wayback Machine http://nhpr.org/post/2016-presidential-election-millsfield-wants-turn-wayback-machine <p>In the North Country Millsfield wants to regain a spot it held six decades ago: Being the first place to vote in the presidential election.</p><p>That goes back to just after midnight in November 1952 when&nbsp;the seven voters of Millsfield, which straddles Route 26 between Errol and the Dixville, cast the first votes in the presidential election, according to Time magazine article.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:58:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 45016 at http://nhpr.org For The 2016 Presidential Election Millsfield Wants To Turn On The Wayback Machine From The Archives: 1984 N.H. Primary http://nhpr.org/post/archives-1984-nh-primary <p>Today marks thirty years since the 1984 New Hampshire primary. It’s a contest not well remembered today – on the Republican side, President Ronald Reagan was running essentially unopposed, and the man who won the Democratic nomination, Walter Mondale, not only lost the New Hampshire primary, he lost the general election in a landslide.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:18:27 +0000 Andrew Parrella 44321 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: 1984 N.H. Primary Rethink 2014: Political Primaries http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-political-primaries <p>Characterized by partisan gridlock, grandstanding and an unwillingness to compromise, the 113<sup>th</sup> Congress is well on its way to becoming <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/24/256696665/congress-is-on-pace-to-be-the-least-productive-ever" target="_blank">the least productive legislature in American history</a>. Elected officials increasingly hail from the ideological fringes of their respective parties, leaving little room for moderation, dialogue or consensus around even routine issues.&nbsp; The march to the partisan battlelines -- some argue -- starts long before a candidate is sworn in. It begins during the primary, when extreme views draw audiences and media attention away from the moderate middle. Today, we’re prodding one of New Hampshire’s sacred cows by asking whether it’s time to dramatically reforming the way we do primaries. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:10:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41473 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Political Primaries 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