Gubernatorial Election http://nhpr.org en 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 UNH Poll Points To Hassan Win In Gubernatorial Race, Democratic Majorities In House And Senate http://nhpr.org/post/unh-poll-points-hassan-win-gubernatorial-race-democratic-majorities-house-and-senate <p>The <a href="http://www.unh.edu/survey-center/news/pdf/e2012_gov102312.pdf">second in a series of polls </a>out this week from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center predicts that Democrats will win the governorship and majorities in both the House and Senate.</p><p>This is the fourth poll in a row that shows a widening lead for Democrats in the “generic ballot” question: that’s to say “will you be voting for the Democrat or the Republican in your local House or Senate race?”</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:35:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15346 at http://nhpr.org UNH Poll Points To Hassan Win In Gubernatorial Race, Democratic Majorities In House And Senate Hassan, Lamontagne Tangle Over Infrastructure Funding http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-lamontagne-tangle-over-infrastructure-funding <p>Candidates for governor, Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne, met in Manchester to debate business and economic&nbsp;development in the Granite State.</p><p>A key part of the debate centered on improving infrastructure.&nbsp;Both Ovide Lamontagne&nbsp;and Maggie Hassan agree that the state needs to improve its infrastructure and complete the widening of I-93. But they clashed over how to fund it.</p><p>Lamontagne ruled out tax increases, instead suggesting the use of federal government-backed bonds. He criticized Hassan for not doing the same:</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:46:09 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 15080 at http://nhpr.org Hassan, Lamontagne Tangle Over Infrastructure Funding Childhood Experiences And Parenthood Led Maggie Hassan To Politics http://nhpr.org/post/childhood-experiences-and-parenthood-led-maggie-hassan-politics <p>Maggie Hassan is working the room, shaking hands with members of the Seacoast’s financial industry at the largest rotary club in New England – in Portsmouth.</p><p>She’s 54, and running for Governor on a platform of investment in education and job training, and healthcare expansion. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 02:37:27 +0000 Emily Corwin 14640 at http://nhpr.org Childhood Experiences And Parenthood Led Maggie Hassan To Politics Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Maggie Hassan http://nhpr.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-maggie-hassan <p>We sit down wtih Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Maggie Hassan and talk with her about the major issues facing New Hampshire and why she thinks she's the best next person to sit in the State House corner office.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 14503 at http://nhpr.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Maggie Hassan A Look Back at our State Debates http://nhpr.org/post/look-back-our-state-debates <p>We listen back to debates NHPR did last month on the economy. We'll look at the isseus raised as well as pull back the curtain a bit to look at the stories, challenges and process of putting together these debates.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 14502 at http://nhpr.org A Look Back at our State Debates Gubernatorial Forum on Healthcare http://nhpr.org/post/gubernatorial-forum-healthcare <p>On Oct. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:13:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 13838 at http://nhpr.org Gubernatorial Forum on Healthcare Hassan Accepts Democratic Nomination http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-accepts-democratic-nomination <p></p><p>Democrat Maggie Hassan won the Democratic nomination for Governor at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester last night. She says she’s ready to face Ovide Lamontagne, whom she called “the tea party favorite.”</p><p>Hassan brought up issues from &nbsp;payday loans, to education and womens’ health:</p><blockquote><p>Under my opponent’s version of live free or die, abortion would be illegal, even for the victims of rape or incest, and women and their doctors would be treated as criminals.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:53:56 +0000 Emily Corwin 12737 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Accepts Democratic Nomination '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 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jackie Cilley Concedes http://nhpr.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-jackie-cilley-concedes <p>Cilley thanked supporters and spoke candidly&nbsp;throughout her speech.&nbsp;"We moved the needle on pledge politics."&nbsp; Not enough to win, but Cilley vowed to continue her fight against the pledge.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 02:09:36 +0000 Taylor Quimby 12727 at http://nhpr.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jackie Cilley Concedes 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 At Hassan Victory Party, Some Supporters Hesitant http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-victory-party-some-supporters-hesitant <p>A crowd is forming at the Hassan victory party,&nbsp;although not all attendees are entirely enthusiastic. &nbsp;Alex Cohen of Dover came to the Hassan victory party with his friend Linda, a campaign volunteer from Newmarket.&nbsp; He's sporting a Hassan campaign sticker, but says "I always find myself voting for the lesser of two evils."</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:32:17 +0000 Emily Corwin 12724 at http://nhpr.org At Hassan Victory Party, Some Supporters Hesitant Manchester Executive Councilor Candidate DeBlois at Smith Camp http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-executive-councilor-candidate-deblois-smith-camp <p>Minutes before Smith's arrival at the Derryfield, District 4 Executive Councilor candidate Tom DeBlois arrived to applause.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:28:51 +0000 Ryan Lessard 12723 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Executive Councilor Candidate DeBlois at Smith Camp Hunger At The Smith Camp http://nhpr.org/post/hunger-smith-camp <p>It's not exactly a rambunctious crowd here at the Derryfield in Manchester. Folks are just eating, talking or checking their phones for the latest poll&nbsp;numbers. Smith himself hasn't shown up yet and there hasn't been any spontaneous cheering or chanting.</p><p>Supporters don't seem anxious so much as resigned -&nbsp;but they're still hopeful. They're also hungry, and not just for the food - there has been a real lack of&nbsp;polling updates. Those with smartphones are making good use of them, but several supporters are turning to members of the press for the latest numbers.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:10:17 +0000 Ryan Lessard 12720 at http://nhpr.org Hunger At The Smith Camp Friends and Flowers at Camp Hassan http://nhpr.org/post/friends-and-flowers-camp-hassan <p>Long-time friends and supporters of Maggie Hassan are early attendees at the Hassan camp at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester. Nancy Rockwell, Hassan's pastor, waits to give Hassan a bouquet of pink roses, with Chaplain Sue Goodspeed.</p><p>Across the room, long-time friends of Hassan's family Sue Ratnoff and Lynda Beck gaze at a television, above the podium.&nbsp; "We're more than friends," Ratnoff says. "We know she's honest.&nbsp; And by the way, she'd make a terrific governor."</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:42:32 +0000 Emily Corwin 12719 at http://nhpr.org Friends and Flowers at Camp Hassan