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New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley is expected to announce his bid for chair of the Democratic National Committee Tuesday.

WMUR first reported the news Monday night.

The station obtained an email Buckley sent to state party leaders announcing his plans to pursue the post.

Dyn, a Manchester-based internet service provider, has been acquired by Oracle

The two companies announced the deal Monday morning. The terms was not disclosed.

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Outgoing Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who narrowly lost in her re-election bid Tuesday, is being considered by the Donald Trump administration for defense secretary, according to the Washington Post

Ayotte has been a vocal critic of Trump, and, after the release of the Access Hollywood tape, joined other prominent Republicans in saying she would not vote for the Republican nominee. She vowed to instead write in Trump's running mate, Mike Pence.

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Up and down the ballot, New Hampshire candidates are still awaiting the final vote counts that will determine the outcome of many state and local races.

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In their fourth consecutive match-up, Democrat Carol Shea-Porter settled the score with political rival Frank Guinta, beating the Republican Tuesday.

Shea-Porter now heads back to Congress for her fourth term. She served two consecutive terms from 2006 to 2010, and when Guinta knocked her out, she ran again and won in 2012. 

The race was called early Wednesday morning, winning the race by a 44-43 margin.

Independent Shawn O'Connor finished with about 9 percent of the vote. 

 

Minimum wage workers in Maine are going to get a raise.

According to Maine Public Broadcasting, voters, by a solid margin, supported the ballot measure that will boost the current $7.50 an hour minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.

It will also increase tipped workers’ base wages, which some in the restaurant industry say will increase costs and change the culture of hospitality.

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Remember! New Hampshire is one of 13 states in the country where you can register to vote at the polls on election day. You'll need proof of age, where you're domiciled, and that you're a citizen. To learn more, go here.

New Hampshire voters will finally decide this year's political races this week, casting votes for President, U.S. Senate, Congress and governor -- all the way down to individual seats for the Legislature and local town races.

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News & Brews is heading to Manchester for our fifth event in this new series. Join us at The Shaskeen with Peter Biello, host of All Things Considered and Dan Barrick, NHPR's News Director.

 On Tuesday, New Hampshire voters will head to the polls to cast votes in national and statewide races.

Thanks to NHPR's New Hampshire Elections Database, we're able to take a look at town-level election results up and down the ballot dating all the way back to 1972.

So, how has your New Hampshire town voted in recent gubernatorial and presidential elections? How about U.S. Senate Races? Explore our interactive maps to find out.

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Donald Trump is returning to New Hampshire, his third trip to the Granite State this month.

The Republican presidential nominee will hold a rally in Manchester on Friday, the campaign has announced.

With less than two weeks to go, both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are targeting New Hampshire, one of the key swing states that could decide the race.

Clinton held a rally earlier this week at Saint Anselm College.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate tonight at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. 

New Hampshire Public Radio and the UNH School of Law come together to bring you another event in their series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism. 

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Two new polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton maintaining her lead over Republican Donald Trump in New Hampshire.

A UMass Lowell/7News poll released Thursday found 45 percent of likely voters backing Clinton, and 39 percent backing Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson had 9 percent support in the poll.

In the survey of 517 likely voters conducted Oct. 7-11, 4 percent of voters said they were still undecided.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. 

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Never one to shy away from weighing in on politics, Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard made his feelings clear in the race for governor this week, backing Democrat Colin Van Ostern.

"As I've gotten to know Colin, I've been impressed by his concern for every community in this state," Willard wrote in post on his personal Facebook page. "He met with me well over a year ago to wrap his head around what we have been experiencing as a community with the drug crisis and he did so long before it became politically expedient."

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Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire Thursday night, his second visit to the Granite State in just eight days.

The Republican presidential nominee will hold what’s being billed as a “town hall style event” in Sandown.

The event is invitation only, and is seen as preparation for Trump to get accustomed to the format for the second presidential debate Sunday in St. Louis.

That debate this weekend features a town hall style setting, with the candidates responding to questions from undecided voters.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight. The NPR Politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is following along and will be annotating and fact-checking in real time.

Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted below, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign for his former rival Hillary Clinton Friday at two New Hampshire colleges.

Sanders is hoping to sway young voters to the Democratic presidential nominee, an area where polls show Clinton continues to struggle in her race with Republican Donald Trump.

Sanders will campaign for Clinton at Keene State College and Nashua Community College on Friday. 

This comes a week after Sanders joined Clinton for an event at the University of New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire gun owners will still need a permit to carry a concealed weapon, after the Republican-led state Senate failed Thursday to overturn a bill vetoed by Gov. Maggie Hassan.

The bill, SB 336, would have repealed the requirement for such a permit. The vote came along party lines, with Democratic Senators like David Watters voting to sustain Hassan’s veto.

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Following their first debate Monday, Hillary Clinton has a 7-point lead over Donald Trump in New Hampshire according to a poll released Friday by WBUR.

The poll conducted Sept. 27-29 found 42 percent of likely voters supporting the Democratic presidential nominee, and 35 percent backing her Republican opponent. Thirteen percent of voters said they support Libertarian Gary Johnson.

The poll surveyed 502 likely voters and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

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Following their first debate Monday night, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are bringing their presidential campaigns to the battleground state of New Hampshire.

Clinton will be in the state Wednesday, when she will campaign with former Democratic rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

The two are set to appear together at an event at the University of New Hampshire, where they will discuss college affordability.

Trump is set to campaign here the following day, rallying with supporters at an event in Bedford on Thursday.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night. The NPR Politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is following along and will be annotating and fact-checking in real time.

The candidates for New Hampshire governor faced questions around economic issues, addressed issues including energy prices, health care costs, and the Granite State tax structure.  

New Hampshire voters will narrow down many of this year's political races today, with primaries in campaigns for U.S. Senate, Congress and governor -- all the way down to individual seats for the Legislature.

Click here to see a slideshow of photos taken by NHPR reporters around New Hampshire on Primary Day.

New Hampshire voters headed to the polls Tuesday to choose nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Check out our live blog below for updates from the polls and from campaign headquarters as results rolled in.

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will hold a campaign rally in New Hampshire Tuesday.

Stein will meet with supporters at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The rally at Huddleston Hall begins at 5 p.m.

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State transportation officials say they're not sure who put up the decal of an exotic dancer on a Route 101 west highway sign promoting local attractions.

It's not clear how long it was up there, but state Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton told the Union Leader it was taken down Sunday as soon as it was brought to the state's attention.

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A 4-year-old girl died after being thrown from a horse during the White Mountain Riding Club Horse Show at the Lancaster Fair.

Mackennah Mae Caulder was brought to Weeks Medical Center for treatment following the incident Friday, where she died from her injuries. 

Her family is remembering her a "happy little girl with a spit fire personality," according to her obituary.

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Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine will campaign in New Hampshire Thursday.

This is Kaine’s second visit to the Granite State in just the last few weeks.

The Virginia Senator is scheduled to tour the state with this wife, Anne Holton.

They start the day with stops at Clinton campaign offices in Dover and Laconia.

Later Thursday afternoon, they’ll take part in an education roundtable discussion at Manchester Community College.

And they finish with a stop at the local Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Nashua.

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