Maggie Hassan

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Thirty-five projects for land conservation and historic preservation have been awarded grants by the state’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program . LCHIP was created by the legislature in 2000 to provide matching grants for conservation and preservation projects across New Hampshire. This year, a total of 3.5 million dollars went to fund projects that range from the conservation of Nashua’s last working farm to the restoration of Laconia’s Colonial Theatre. Governor Maggie Hassan...

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No sooner had Chris Sununu slipped into the council chambers though the back door than the well-wishing began. First, there was Maj. Gen.William Reddel, the adjutant general of the New Hampshire National Guard: "Sir, congratulations." And then Public Utilities Commission Chairman Marty Honigberg: "Congratulations." "OK, thanks, good to see you," Sununu replied. "Everything going good over there? "Oh, every day is better than the day before," Honigberg said. "That’s the attitude man, that’s...

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Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan heads to the U.S. Senate pledging to find ground with Republicans but stand up to President-elect Donald Trump when necessary. Hassan will be the second woman ever to serve as a state's governor and U.S. senator. The other is New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. With Republicans in charge, Hassan's priorities of campaign finance reform, protecting women's health care and maintaining the Affordable Care Act look uncertain. But she's expressing hope that issues like...

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After this week’s elections, Newfields , New Hampshire is entitled to a little bit of bragging. Two of the town’s 1,700 or so residents now hold some of the highest titles in the state. Both Senator-Elect Maggie Hassan and Governor-Elect Chris Sununu call the Seacoast community home.

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After a long, well-financed, neck-and-neck campaign, the race for United States Senate in New Hampshire could be headed for a recount. Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov . Maggie Hassan finished Election Day separated by 1,023 votes out of more than 738,420 cast, with Hassan holding the slight lead. Despite the razor thin margin, the two-term governor rallied her supporters outside the State House Wednesday morning. “It is clear that we have won, and I am proud to stand...

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Democrat Maggie Hassan has won the race for U.S. Senate. Hassan notched a narrow victory: just 716 votes over incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte, out of more than 720,000 ballots cast. Related: You can see real-time election results right here . Speaking outside the State House Wednesday morning, Hassan pledged to heal any divisions in Washington. "It will be my job in the United States Senate to make the best decisions for New Hampshire," she told...

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Tuesday was quite a night for American politics, and the same goes for New Hampshire, where the U.S. Senate race is still unresolved. NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers joined Morning Edition host Rick Ganley to discuss the latest in the Senate race, and to talk GOP control in the legislature, Governor-elect Chris Sununu and the Democratic wins in the races for U.S. House.

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Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan crisscrossed the state over the weekend, glad-handing voters and rallying the support they hope will get them over the line in an election that may decide the balance of the U.S. Senate.

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By now it seems inevitable: A debate question gets asked about something other than the presidential race, but soon enough, the discussion is about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Wednesday night, it took seven minutes for them to enter the debate.

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Among the many issues that come up during an election campaign--health care, national security, immigration--the one that historically matters the most to voters is the economy. When times are good, incumbent politicians are quick to point that out on the campaign trail. In the race for New Hampshire’s Senate seat, Maggie Hassan is doing just that, touting the state’s economic performance during her four years as Governor. But how much credit does Hassan, or really, any sole politician...

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Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will return $51,000 in donations to her U.S. Senate and gubernatorial campaigns from a Massachusetts law firm after a newspaper investigation found the firm's partners received bonuses that matched their donations. The Boston Globe's Spotlight team and the Center for Responsive Politics found that partners of the Thornton law firm received $1.4 million in "bonuses" between 2010 and 2014, including 280 that precisely matched contributions made to...

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In a room full of pink t-shirts and balloons, Cecile Richards told students at UNH on Wednesday that Democrat Maggie Hassan will be a strong voice for women’s reproductive rights if elected to the Senate. She also criticized her opponent, Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte, for her votes opposing Planned Parenthood. Richards also laughed off a recent Ayotte campaign tactic of handing out free condoms to younger voters. “I’m sorry," she said, "handing out condoms on a college campus does not...

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Sitting on stage side-by-side and rarely addressing each other directly during the hour-long forum in Manchester, the differences between Senator Kelly Ayotte and Governor Maggie Hassan were clear.

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New Hampshire Democrats presented a united front Monday at a rally with Hillary Clinton in Manchester. But it wasn’t just Clinton these politicians were urging voters to get behind but the whole Democratic ticket.

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In the race for the U.S. Senate seat, Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte and her Democratic challenger, Governor Maggie Hassan, weigh in on a host of issues around business and the economy, as well as topics of importance to New Hampshire voters. The Exchange's Laura Knoy, NHPR Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers, and NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold pose questions at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College. NHPR forum partners are the New Hampshire Business Review and...

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What do you wish New Hampshire’s next senator knew about your economic situation, and what would you ask them to do to help? Here's your chance to do just that.

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While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Nashua Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden called Donald Trump's continued claims that the election is rigged, as a “a threat to our democratic process.”

Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan debated Friday morning on WGIR. The two senate candidates clashed over who was more independent on the issues – and, of their respective parties' unpopular presidential nominees.

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New Hampshire lawmakers Friday declined to move forward with a workforce development program championed by Gov. Maggie Hassan. The initiative, which was scheduled to start last month, would use unspent federal money to provide job training for welfare recipients.

National security has proven to be a pivotal issue in this year's Senate race between Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte, a Republican, has cast herself as a strong advocate for the nation's security, pointing to her record in the Senate. Hassan, a Democrat, has taken some positions that put her at odds with her own party and President Obama.

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After months of walking a tightrope when it comes to her position on Donald Trump, New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte now says she can’t support her party’s presidential nominee. This comes after the release of an 11-year-old video in which Trump bragged about using his position of power to sexually assault women.

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Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte says 11-year old footage of Donald Trump talking crudely about groping women is “fundamentally different” than past statements by Trump, and that she'd support Trump dropping out of the race. Ayotte's latest stance comes two days after the Washington Post reported on a videotape where Trump talks of groping women. On Friday, Ayotte called Trump’s remarks "totally inappropriate and offensive." Saturday morning, Ayotte issued a second statement where she noted...

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Senator Kelly Ayotte has withdrawn her support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The move comes after the Washington Post reported on an 11-year old video showed Trump talking crudely about groping women. Friday night, Ayotte called Trump's remarks in the video "totally inappropriate and offensive." By late Saturday morning, Ayotte said in a statement that she’s “a mom and an American first and cannot support a candidate for President who brags about degrading and assaulting...

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Kelly Ayotte’s reelection race was always going to be a steep uphill climb. She’s facing a relatively popular opponent in Gov. Maggie Hassan, an electorate looking for change, and the more Democrat-friendly New Hampshire voters who typically turn out in presidential years. But as Ayotte struggles to reach escape velocity, the pull of Donald Trump’s unpopularity threatens to keep her earthbound.

In the Balance is NHPR's blog looking at the race for U.S. Senate between Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte and Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan. In the wake of their first televised debate, Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan are both out with ads. Both underscore how last night went.

Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan shared a stage last night at New England College. Broadcast on NECN, it was the first televised debate in their race for US Senate. And it showed that despite this race’s high-profile – it’s one of a handful that could decide control of the Senate -- it remains in the shadow of the battle for the White House. The presidential race wasn’t the first focus of this debate, or the main focus. But when Kelly Ayotte was asked if she would tell children “to be like...

Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and her challenger, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, are set to face off in the first of their six debates in the hotly contested race. The debate Friday morning will take place at the North Conway Grand Hotel in Conway. Polls continue to show the race in a dead heat and roughly $100 million in outside spending is expected to pour into the state by Election Day. Democrat Hillary Clinton is leading in the state over GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. But...

Last year, we started asking the presidential candidates who stopped by NHPR's offices to deliver their best " elevator pitches " on the way into our studios. Now that we're heading into the final stretch of the election season, we're reviving this feature — this time, with the candidates for statewide office.

Spending by outside political groups in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race reached $50 million this week, fueled by a recent barrage of negative ads sponsored by a super PAC supporting Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte. Granite State Solutions has booked an estimated $11 million in TV ads on Boston stations through mid-October. All 2,800 of the 30-second spots, which are scheduled to run through mid-October, attack Ayotte's challenger, Gov. Maggie Hassan. The group's latest ad, called ...

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Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte had their first candidate forum of the general election Monday morning in Manchester. At the AARP-sponsored event, the U.S. Senate candidates focused on Social Security and Medicare.

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