Governor's Race http://nhpr.org en Havenstein Files For Governor's Race, Then Asks for Eligibility Ruling http://nhpr.org/post/havenstein-files-governors-race-then-asks-eligibility-ruling <p>Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein wants state election officials to rule on whether he meets the residency requirements to hold the office.</p><p>Immediately after filing paperwork to officially launch his candidacy against Gov. Maggie Hassan in Concord on Wednesday, Havenstein submitted a petition to the state Ballot Law Commission, asking for an expedited hearing on the residency issue.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:35:10 +0000 Brian Wallstin 50075 at http://nhpr.org Havenstein Files For Governor's Race, Then Asks for Eligibility Ruling The Sidebar: Poll Finds Strong Support for Medicaid Expansion, Gun Background Checks http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-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 on "Innovate NH" http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-innovate-nh <p>We've been talking this week with the candidates for New Hampshire about jobs, and what they'd do to improve New Hampshire's economic picture.</p><p>In the third and final part of this week's series, NHPR's All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with the Democratic candidate, <a href="http://www.maggiehassan.com" target="_blank">Maggie Hassan</a>.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:09:14 +0000 Brady Carlson 15084 at http://nhpr.org Hassan on "Innovate NH" John Babiarz On A Libertarian Approach to Job Growth http://nhpr.org/post/john-babiarz-libertarian-approach-job-growth <p>This week we’re looking at jobs – specifically, what the candidates for New Hampshire governor would do about them. Today All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks to the Libertarian nominee, <a href="http://www.johnbabiarz.com" target="_blank"><strong>John Babiarz</strong></a>.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:18:52 +0000 Brady Carlson 14998 at http://nhpr.org John Babiarz On A Libertarian Approach to Job Growth Lamontagne Outlines His "Prosperity Agenda" http://nhpr.org/post/lamontagne-outlines-his-prosperity-agenda <p>Ask any voter, or candidate for political office, this election cycle about the top campaign issue, and you’re bound to hear “jobs, jobs, jobs.”&nbsp;</p><p>As such, we'll talk with each candidate for governor about how they plan to improve New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs.&nbsp; We begin with Republican candidate <a href="http://www.ovide2012.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Ovide Lamontagne</strong></a>, who has dubbed his economic plan the "Prosperity Agenda."&nbsp; He speaks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:22:08 +0000 Brady Carlson 14907 at http://nhpr.org Lamontagne Outlines His "Prosperity Agenda" Chris Christie Stumps With Lamontagne http://nhpr.org/post/chris-christie-stumps-lamontagne <p>N.J. Governor Chris Christie helped Lamontagne raise money in Bedford, and joined him for a tour of a Medical device maker in Hudson. The pair then rallied Republicans in Atkinson. Throughout Christie suggested that electing Democrat Maggie Hassan would pave the way for an income tax.</p><p>“Anybody, like Maggie, who’s running against Ovide here, who starts whispering about an income tax, you know what that means, because politician who starts whispering about an income tax they’ve already started making up their minds.”</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:49:05 +0000 Josh Rogers 13634 at http://nhpr.org Chris Christie Stumps With Lamontagne Lamontagne and Hassan Tangle At First Debate http://nhpr.org/post/lamontagne-and-hassan-tangle-first-debate <p>The battle lines in this debate became clear early, very early. In fact, Maggie Hassan was just 6 seconds into her first answer to a general question on the economy when she sought to blunt the tax and spending critique she must have known was coming.</p><p>"It’s really important that we have a strong and competitive economy, and that of course comes with opposing an income or a sales tax."</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:45:30 +0000 Josh Rogers 13183 at http://nhpr.org Lamontagne and Hassan Tangle At First Debate Candidate Forum On Business And The Economy http://nhpr.org/post/candidate-forum-business-and-economy <p>The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Union Leader are partnering to host a second round of gubernatorial and congressional debates on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 at&nbsp;the New Hampshire Institute of Politics &amp; Political Library at Saint Anselm College at 9:00 am.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:20:26 +0000 NHPR Staff 10801 at http://nhpr.org Candidate Forum On Business And The Economy 'That's The N.H. Way,' A Victorious Hassan Says http://nhpr.org/post/thats-nh-way-victorious-hassan-says <p>Maggie Hassan gave her acceptance speech at her victory party tonight in Manchester, comparing her stance on free kindergarten and abortion rights with her now-opponent, Ovide Lamontagne.&nbsp; Her biggest round of applause came when she announced that&nbsp;"women should be able to make our own health-care decisions." She continued by thanking her family and supporters.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 02:31:49 +0000 Emily Corwin 12729 at http://nhpr.org 'That's The N.H. Way,' A Victorious Hassan Says Ovide Lamontagne Accepts GOP Nomination For Governor http://nhpr.org/post/ovide-lamontagne-accepts-gop-nomination-governor <p>"My name is Ovide Lamontagne, the toughest name in politics. But tonight you made it a winning name."</p><p>To shouts of "Ovide," Lamontagne has accepted Kevin Smith's concession and the Republican nomination for gubernatorial candidate.</p><p>The crowd is psyched up, standing shoulder to shoulder in the hall. When asked if it's the New Hampshire way to increase spending by double digits, the crowd shouts back a resounding "No!"</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:47:13 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 12725 at http://nhpr.org Ovide Lamontagne Accepts GOP Nomination For Governor Photos From Campaign Headquarters http://nhpr.org/post/photos-campaign-headquarters <p>See all contested race results: <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/results-nh-governor" target="_blank">Governor</a> | <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/results-us-house" target="_blank">U.S. Congress</a> | <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/results-executive-council" target="_blank">Executive Council</a> | <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/results-state-senate" target="_blank">State Senate</a> | <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/results-state-house" target="_blank">State House</a></p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:04:49 +0000 NHPR Staff 12687 at http://nhpr.org Special Coverage: N.H. State Primary http://nhpr.org/post/special-coverage-nh-state-primary <p>NHPR will have special live coverage of tomorrow's state primary beginning at 8 pm and lasting throughout the evening. Laura Knoy of The Exchange will host the live broadcast, and we'll hear from NHPR reporters and analysts at the camps of gubernatorial candidates, Jackie Cilley, Maggie Hassan, Ovide Lamontagne, and Kevin Smith.</p><p>Check back here at nhpr.org and follow <a href="https://twitter.com/nhpr" target="_blank">@nhpr </a>on twitter for the latest primary results, news, and photos.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:33:45 +0000 NHPR Staff 12632 at http://nhpr.org Special Coverage: N.H. State Primary Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Hustle For Votes http://nhpr.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-hustle-votes <p>Former Exeter state senator Maggie Hassan was out early this morning, working the breakfast crowd in Manchester’s Chez Vachon restaurant.</p><p>"Democrat?"</p><p>"Yes, and I’m running for governor. I am running for Governor and worked very closely with Governor Lynch when I was in the state senate."</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:21:30 +0000 Josh Rogers 12630 at http://nhpr.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Hustle For Votes Higher Ed and the Candidates for Governor http://nhpr.org/post/higher-ed-and-candidates-governor <p>In the last budget, one of lawmakers’ most controversial decisions was to cut the state’s contribution to New Hampshire’s public universities by 48 percent. Restoring those cuts has emerged as a big issue in the governor’s campaign. But&nbsp;how that will happen is a question politicians have yet to answer.</p><p>The people who don’t approve of the cuts that the New Hampshire legislature made to the university system – like UNH president Mark Huddleston – describe those them in a certain way.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 12476 at http://nhpr.org Higher Ed and the Candidates for Governor Democrat Kennedy Says He Brings a "Fresh Perspective" To Governor's Race http://nhpr.org/post/democrat-kennedy-says-he-brings-fresh-perspective-governors-race <p><a href="http://billkennedyforgovernor.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Bill Kennedy</strong></a> of Danbury is one of three Democratic candidates on the primary ballot for New Hampshire governor. He’s a business owner who served 29 years in the US Air Force. This is his first run for statewide office.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:15:18 +0000 Brady Carlson 12497 at http://nhpr.org