We’ll start the week with an early-bird preview of the 2014 midterm elections, for U.S. House and Senate. Some of the themes we’ll look at in New Hampshire's 3 congressional races: the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's approval numbers, and the continued sluggish economic recovery.
Former state senator, and Hanover resident Jim Rubens officially announced he will run for the Republican nomination to face Jeanne Shaheen in next year’s U.S. Senate election. He’s the first to enter the race.
Rubens has an eclectic platform that could be hard to sell to some Republican voters. He says he prioritizes reducing the federal deficit and repealing and replacing Obamacare, but is pro-choice and in favor of gay marriage. He also advocates cutting the payroll tax in order to institute a carbon tax.