With just under a week before primary day the Democratic Candidates for Governor met in Goffstown for their first televised debate. But anyone hoping for clear contrasts between the two leading candidates -- former state Senators Maggie Hassan and Jackie Cilley -- were likely disappointed.
Thursday, GOP gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith will square off in a televised debate. One of the biggest challenges that awaits the state’s new governor – building the next two year budget.
No candidate in the 2012 gubernatorial race benefited more from a major loophole in New Hampshire's political-finance regulations than Republican Kevin Smith.
State election law limits corporate campaign contributions to $7,000 per election cycle, the same as individual donors. But nothing in the law prohibits multiple limited-liability companies controlled by the same individual to donate on behalf of each LLC, making it easy for wealthy donors to exceed the statutory limits.
After almost a decade of unsympathetic leadership from Governors John Lynch and Craig Benson, all four major contenders for Governor support expanded gaming in one way or another. What does this mean for high stakes gambling in New Hampshire? Read more at StateImpact New Hampshire -- slideshow and all.
Our coverage of the New Hampshire Gubernatorial primary continues with Democrat Jackie Cilley. A former State Representative, Senator and UNH Business Professor, Cilley has been vocal about not taking the traditional anti-tax pledge. We’ll talk with her about that, and other issues in this primary campaign, including why she thinks she's the best choice for Democrats this fall.
Jackie Cilley - Former State Representative, Senator, UNH Business Professor and current Democratic Candidate for Governor
We continue our coverage of the New Hampshire gubernatorial primary, with Republican Kevin Smith. A former State Representative and lobbyist, Smith is a social and fiscal conservative, emphasizing in this race his plans to improve the state’s business climate. We’ll get his stance on that and other issues including why he thinks he’s the best choice for Republicans this fall.
Kevin Smith - Former State Representative, Lobbyist and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate.
Our coverage of New Hampshire’s Gubernatorial Primary continues today with Republican Ovide Lamontagne. The Manchester lawyer and former candidate for Senate, Congress and Governor is once again running for the state’s highest office, as a solid conservative on both social and fiscal matters. We’ll get his stance on the issue and why he thinks he’s the best choice for Republicans this fall.
Ovide Lamontagne - Manchester Attorney and a Republican Candidate for Governor.
We launch our coverage of New Hampshire’s gubernatorial primaries with Democratic candidate Maggie Hassan. An Exeter business attorney, Hassan was elected to the state Senate in 2004 and served as Senate Majority Leader. We’ll talk with Hassan about her candidacy, including why she’s the only democrat in this race to take the pledge against broad-based taxes.
One of the state’s largest public unions, the State Employees Association, endorsed democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley on Monday.
SEA President Diana Lacey cites Cilley’s refusal to take the state pledge against new broad-based taxes and her commitment to collaborative leadership as the most significant factors in the union’s decision.
“It wasn’t just the pledge. It’s the manner in which we anticipate Jackie will lead.”