Senator Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown, debated for the first time yesterday in North Conway.
But both candidates focused more on spelling out big differences on policy than they did on rehashing the pointed attack lines promoted by their respective campaigns.
The charged sloganeering wasn't entirely absent. In his opening statement, Brown delivered his campaign’s fundamental argument: That Shaheen votes with President Obama and his polices 99 percent of the time.
Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is making a big push for the women’s vote, which for three decades has tilted toward her party. But this year, GOP challenger Scott Brown is trying to exploit what may be a new vulnerability for Democratic candidates – women’s disenchantment with the way President Obama is handling the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
The race could come down to what’s highest on women’s minds come election day – social and economic issues such as abortion and pay equity, or… national security.
Hillary Clinton's first grandchild has caused the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate to postpone a Washington, D.C., fundraiser for a New Hampshire lawmaker.
Clinton was scheduled to attend a fundraiser with state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, on Tuesday alongside former Massachusetts state Sen. Steve Baddour. Chelsea Clinton gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte, on Friday.
D'Allesandro's office said the fundraiser has not been rescheduled yet.
On the campaign trail Monday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown continued to rail against the Affordable Care Act, taking aim specifically at the employer mandate.
During an event at North Country Tractor in Pembroke, Brown highlighted a part of the health law yet to kick in: a requirement that businesses with 50 or more full-time employees offer health insurance benefits.
The store’s owner says that’s why he’s stopped hiring at 47 employees.
Brown says it’s an example of how so-called Obamacare is hurting New Hampshire businesses.
New Hampshire's Congressional candidates agree that maintaining a strong national defense and protecting civil liberties are not mutually exclusive responsibilities, though they disagree on how to strike a balance between the two.
Walt Havenstein campaigned at a Manchester charter school with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports the GOP gubernatorial hopeful met with students and pressed the message that NH needs more choice in public education.
Walt Havenstein and Bobby Jindal toured classrooms at Polaris charter school on Manchester’s West Side. Along the way, Havenstein took some blunt questions from the students.
Governor Maggie Hassan says Republican calls to reduce business taxes go too far, and that the cuts in spending that would result would hurt the state.
In an interview with NHPR’s Laura Knoy at UNH Law School, Governor Maggie Hassan again and again stressed the importance of affordable education and opportunities for the middle class.
Not once did she mention the name of her opponent in this race, former defense contractor Walt Havenstein. But Hassan alluded to his proposal to cut government spending across the board by 2.5 percent.
Scott Brown, the GOP’s nominee for US senate, disagrees with a change the New Hampshire Republican party made to its platform last weekend.
The new plank calls for support of “the pre-born child’s fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment,” mimicking the language in proposed constitutional amendments that seek to give fetuses the same rights as people.
Monday night at a conversation hosted by NHPR and the Rudman Center at the UNH School of Law, Brown distanced himself that plank.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein unveiled an expanded anti-tax pledge Monday.
What Havenstein has dubbed 'Pledge 2.0' not only calls for opposition to a sales or income tax but also for politicians to “oppose any policy that commits New Hampshire taxpayers to unfunded obligations.”
Walt Havenstein says the traditional pledge to oppose new broad-based taxes is no longer enough. And can’t simply be a “political commitment.”
Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein is taking New Hampshire's traditional anti-tax pledge, while incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan picks up the endorsement of state troopers.
For decades, New Hampshire governors and candidates have promised to veto a personal income or general sales tax. Havenstein will be signing the pledge Monday in Concord, where he will be joined by Republican legislative leaders.