We preview New Hampshire's mid-term elections. While actual voting is a year away, a crowd of potential candidates is already weighing the possibilities. That's especially true in the First Congressional District: with an open seat and a reputation for being unpredictable. We find out more - also, an update on how President Trump's health care order may affect New Hampshire.
On The Health Insurance Executive Order:
- Governor Chris Sununu
- Alex Feldvebel - Deputy Commissioner for the N.H. Department of Insurance.
On The Election:
- Dean Spiliotes - Civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
- Paul Steinhauser - New Hampshire political reporter, and former CNN political editor.
- Dan Tuohy - Digital Engagement Producer for NHPR.
This list reflects both candidates who have declared their candidacy and those who have expressed interest in running.
Congressional District 1:
- Eddie Edwards (declared) - Former Chief of Police for South Hampton, and former Chief of the N.H. State Division of Liquor Enforcement.
- Andy Martin (declared) - Attorney from Manchester.
- Matt Mayberry - Former NHGOP Vice Chair.
- Andy Sanborn (declared) - State senator from Bedford.
- Dana Hillard - Mayor of Somersworth.
- Mark MacKenzie - Former AFL-CIO President.
- Deaglan McEachern - Executive with Hearsay Systems, a financial marketing firm.
- Mindi Messmer - State representative from Rye.
- Terence O'Rourke (declared) - Rochester city attorney and U.S. Army veteran.
- Chris Pappas - Executive Counselor from Manchester.
- Lincoln Soldati - Former Somersworth Mayor, and Strafford attorney.
- Maura Sullivan - Former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs during the Obama administration, and a Marine veteran.
- Dylan Robinson (declared) - Army veteran.
- Shawn O'Connor (declared) - Businessman from Bedford.
Congressional District 2:
- Jack Flanagan (declared) - Former state representative and majority leader under House Speaker Shawn Jasper.
- Stewart Levenson (declared) - Physician from Hopkinton, and whistleblower for substandard care at the Manchester VA.
- Steve Negron (declared) - State representative from Nashua.
- Annie Kuster (incumbent) - U.S. Representative since 2013.
- Justin O'Donnell - Political activist who worked on Gary Johnson's 2016 presidential campaign.
- Chris Sununu (incumbent) - Governor in his first term, and former member of the Executive Council.
- Steve Marchand (declared) - Former Mayor of Portsmouth, and 2016 gubernatorial primary candidate.
- Jilletta Jarvis (declared) - Secretary of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.
WMUR has a NH Primary Source page, which contains all of their coverage on the upcoming election.
"Shea-Porter says she won't seek re-election to N.H. congressional seat," from the Concord Monitor.
"Messmer, Pappas, consider run for Congress," from the Fosters.com.