Thanks to nearly $1.5 million from his own pocket, Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein is keeping pace in the race for campaign money with Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan.
According to reports filed today with the Secretary of State, Havenstein reports a campaign war chest of $1,989,876. That includes $1,474,000 in personal loans and another $17,000 from other family members.
Frank Guinta held the District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2010 to 2012, when he was defeated by the current incumbent, Democrat Carol Shea-Porter.
Guinta, who has also served as a state representative and mayor of Manchester, is one of four Republicans competing in September's primary for the right to challenge Shea-Porter in November.
Frank Guinta joined me in NHPR's studio to talk about the race and his stance on some of the issues. (Scroll down to find the full audio of our interview with Guinta, as well as the version edited for broadcast.)
Arizona Senator John McCain was back on the New Hampshire campaign trail Monday.
He was here to boost the campaign of former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.
John McCain won the New Hampshire primary twice, and seemed to understand that a crowd of Granite State voters – even one of full supporters – likes a little deference.
“I will leave it up to the good judgment of the people of New Hampshire. I certainly wouldn’t pretend to tell them how to vote, but I would like to share with them as I have today the experience I had with this good and decent American.”
Dan Innis is former Dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire and co-owner of Portsmouth’s Ale House Inn.
He is one of four Republicans competing in September's primary in the District 1 race for the U.S. House of Representatives. That seat is currently held by Democrat Carol Shea-Porter.
Dan Innis joined me in NHPR's studio to talk about the race and his stance on some of the issues. (Scroll down to find the full audio of our interview with Innis, as well as the version edited for broadcast.)
The leading candidates for U.S. Senate met for debates Thursday in North Conway.
The debate, hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council, ranged from Obamacare to medical marijuana, from the Veteran's Affairs to the National Security Agency. And with the increasing instability in the Middle East the candidates spent plenty of time airing their views on the situation in Iraq.
Republican Candidate for US Senate Scott Brown campaigned in Nashua Monday night. Both he and the critics the event attracted used the opportunity to talk about the Affordable Care Act.
Brown opened what his campaign billed as a town hall meeting by laying out his case against so-called Obamacare. Many of the questions that followed came from local democrats who stressed positive aspects of the federal health-care law. Brown meanwhile said he’d like to see the law replaced with a network of state controlled solutions.
New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators say they support actions being taken in northern Iraq to combat Sunni militants advancing toward the Kurdish capital of Irbil.
Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen says she supports the dual mission of stopping the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and providing humanitarian relief to thousands of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar. But she’s wary of expanding U.S. involvement in the conflict.
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is holding a bill-signing ceremony to formalize laws on domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse prevention.
Hassan is signing bills establishing a crime of domestic violence in the state and protecting household animals from violence.
She's also signing bills relative to grounds for termination of parental rights; on a commission to study sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools; and on protecting juveniles from being prosecuted for being forced to perform illegal acts.
A political action committee on a mission to overhaul how campaigns are financed is putting its weight behind first district Democratic Congresswoman, Carol Shea-Porter. Porter is one of 8 candidates to be endorsed by Mayday, which expects to spent $13 million dollars this campaign season.
Mayday is the brainchild of Harvard Law professor and political activist, Lawrence Lessig. He says Mayday has one goal: to reduce the influence of money in politics.
The Republican Candidates vying for the chance to run against Jeanne Shaheen for Senate in November were stumping in Concord over the weekend. Scott Brown, Jim Rubens and Bob Smith faced questions about agricultural and timber policies at an event hosted by the New Hampshire Farm Bureau and the Timberland Owners Association at Carter Hill Orchard.
Brown used the opportunity to say that he wants to cut the red tape required to get temporary worker visas.
Representatives from Dartmouth College, UNH, and advocacy groups joined Democratic Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster for a roundtable discussion about campus sexual assault today. The event at UNH Law in Concord focused on new legislation introduced in the US Senate.