Ovide Lamontagne 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 Christie Joins Lamontagne In Exeter; Women Rally With Hassan In Concord http://nhpr.org/post/christie-joins-lamontagne-exeter-women-rally-hassan-concord <p>Chris Christie joined Ovide Lamontagne and former N.H. governors John Sununu, Steve Merrill and Craig Benson for a rally last night in Maggie Hassan’s home town of Exeter. All urged the audience to work hard in the final 13 days of the election. Chris Christie argued that democrats' only weapon against Lamontange&nbsp;is fear.</p><p>'So what they are going to try to do is scare you about Ovide. They are going to try to tell you you can’t trust him to be governor. You’ve seen all the dopey ads she’s running that doin have anything to do with NH's future."</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:01:13 +0000 Josh Rogers 15470 at http://nhpr.org 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 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" Lamontagne Stumps With Rubio And Former Governors http://nhpr.org/post/lamontagne-stumps-rubio-and-former-governors <p>Flanked by Former Governors John Sununu, Steve Merrill, and Craig Benson, Ovide Lamontagne told a boisterous crowd&nbsp; at Browns’ Lobster Pound in Seabrook, that the GOP needs to recapture &nbsp;the office its held for only two of the last 16 years.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lamontagne heaped special praise on Benson, N.H.'s last Republican Governor. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:49:36 +0000 Josh Rogers 14827 at http://nhpr.org Lamontagne Stumps With Rubio And Former Governors Outside Spending on New Hampshire Governor's Race Continues To Rise http://nhpr.org/post/outside-spending-new-hampshire-governors-race-continues-rise <p>In what will likely be the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in New Hampshire history, independent political groups supporting candidates Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne have reserved nearly $7.5 million worth of television ads in the final month of the election. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:17:30 +0000 Brian Wallstin 14598 at http://nhpr.org Outside Spending on New Hampshire Governor's Race Continues To Rise Hassan And Lamontagne Spar Over Right-To-Work http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-and-lamontagne-spar-over-right-work <p>Gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Maggie Hassan met at New England College on Thursday for their fourth debate in as many days. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:00:07 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 14194 at http://nhpr.org Hassan And Lamontagne Spar Over Right-To-Work Hassan And Lamontagne Discuss N.H. Tourism At Summit http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-and-lamontagne-discuss-nh-tourism-summit <p></p><p>Both gubernatorial candidates Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne say the state’s tourism efforts are important but must be weighed against budget concerns.</p><p>Lamontagne and Hassan appeared at a tourism summit in Concord Wednesday morning, answering audience-submitted questions from tourism businesses owners.</p><p>Both candidates say they wouldn’t support an increase in the Meals and Rentals tax -- the second largest source of revenue for the state.</p><p>However, Hassan stated that she wouldn’t rule out raising tolls and the gas tax, but said it’s not likely.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:57:03 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 14106 at http://nhpr.org Hassan And Lamontagne Discuss N.H. Tourism At Summit Hassan And Lamontagne Clash Over Health Care, Again http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-and-lamontagne-clash-over-health-care-again <p>New Hampshire's candidates for governor continue to clash over how to fund health care reform.</p><p>Republican Ovide Lamontagne and Democrat Maggie Hassan met for their fourth debate at the Capitol Center for the Arts, in a 90-minute gathering sponsored by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.</p><p>Hassan sought to align Lamontagne with House Speaker Bill O’Brien.&nbsp; She pointed to Lamontagne’s refusal to accept federal funds for setting up a healthcare exchange or expanding Medicaid.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:34:33 +0000 Associated Press and NHPR newsroom 14013 at http://nhpr.org Hassan And Lamontagne Clash Over Health Care, Again Hassan, Lamontagne Debate In Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-lamontagne-debate-nashua <p>While topics ranged from health care to commuter rail, Republican Ovide Lamontagne returned again and again to taxes. He said Democrat Maggie Hassan was a political with a track record of raising taxes and extending government’s reach.</p><p>“There is no stopping where she’ll go for new money, and I keep reminding the people that every tax, every fee, every time government takes money from you and from us, and from business, they’re taking away some freedom and liberty from us, and we can’t forget that.”</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:03:33 +0000 Josh Rogers 13808 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Gubernatorial Candidates To Debate In Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/nh-gubernatorial-candidates-debate-nashua <p>Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Ovide Lamontagne are meeting for a gubernatorial candidates' debate at Rivier University in Nashua. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:27:49 +0000 Associated Press 13724 at http://nhpr.org 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 Lamontagne Defeats Smith, Secures Nomination http://nhpr.org/post/lamontagne-defeats-smith-secures-nomination <p>Ovide Lamontagne secured the Republican nomination for his gubernatorial bid. He beat challenger Kevin Smith and will go on to face Maggie Hassan in the general election in November.</p><p>(Chants of "Ovide, Ovide")</p><p>Ovide Lamontagne took the podium shortly after accepting rival Kevin Smith's concession. But he didn't bask in the glow of victory for long.</p><p>"Please savor the moment. Savor the moment, because it's over."</p><p>Lamontagne's race was one of the first called of the evening, and he wasted no time in setting his sights on his Democratic opponent.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:35:15 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 12735 at http://nhpr.org Lamontagne Defeats Smith, Secures Nomination Campaign Trails Cross For Smith And Lamontagne http://nhpr.org/post/campaign-trails-cross-smith-and-lamontagne-0 <p>GOP gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith spent the last day before the primary pressing the flesh.&nbsp; The two even campaigned together...sort of. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:53:23 +0000 12634 at http://nhpr.org Campaign Trails Cross For Smith And Lamontagne