Politics

Politics
5:06 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Norelli Set To Reclaim Speaker's Gavel

Terie Norelli as a guest on The Exchange, in 2010
Credit Brady Carlson / NHPR

New Hampshire house democrats voted Saturday to choose  former House speaker and current House minority leader Terie Norelli of Portsmouth as their nominee to lead the house for the next two years.

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Elections 2012
3:29 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hassan's Win Powered By $11 Million In Outside Spending

Credit Paul Filippov

By the time her victory over Ovide Lamontagne in the 2012 governor's race was in the books, Maggie Hassan had raised more than $1.9 million in contributions from some 7,550 individual donors.

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Politics
10:52 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Chandler Selected As N.H. House Minority Leader

State Rep. Gene Chandler has been chosen in a House Republican caucus to serve as the minority leader for the upcoming legislative session.

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Elections 2012
4:37 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

N.H. Voter Turnout Slightly Under '08 Level

Election results posted by the secretary of state's office show about 600 fewer votes were cast in New Hampshire last week compared to 2008.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Republicans Caucus Over N.H. House Leader

Cast into the minority by the election, New Hampshire's Republicans representatives are caucusing to pick a leader.

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Elections 2012
5:12 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Bill O'Brien Holds On To His Seat In Recount

Republican House Speaker William O'Brien is keeping his New Hampshire House seat.

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Elections 2012
5:33 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Carol Shea-Porter Goes Through Freshmen Orientation, Again

Credit Cheryl Senter, NHPR

One of New Hampshire’s new installations to the U.S. House of Representatives, Carol Shea-Porter,  has served there before. That means freshmen orientation is a little different for the returning Congresswoman.

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Elections 2012
12:04 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

McCormick Elected Coos County Attorney

John G. McCormick has been elected Coos County Attorney, according to results released by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

McCormick, of Lancaster, got 9,051 votes compared to 4,722 for Phillip J. Beiner who is from Berlin.

McCormick has been the assistant county attorney for five years, working with County Attorney Robert Mekeel, who did not seek re-election and left office on Wednesday.

McCormick received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University.

Elections 2012
2:17 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Coos Voting: Kuster and Bass

In Coos County Democrat Ann McLane Kuster got a boost from Berlin and Gorham, helping her to defeat incumbent Republican Charlie Bass.

According figures released by the Secretary of State Kuster got 2,413 votes in Berlin, almost 1,000 more than Bass.

In Gorham she got 866 votes compared to 564 for Bass.

Other Coos towns that favored Kuster included Milan, Northumberland, Randolph, Stratford and Stark.

Bass took towns including Colebrook, Columbia, Dalton, Errol, Lancaster and Whitefield.

Elections 2012
2:06 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Coos County: Voted for Obama, Hassan

President Obama and gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan were the winners in Coos County on Tuesday.

According to official results now available from the New Hampshire Secretary of State  Obama received 9,095 votes in Coos compared to 6,342 for Mitt Romney.

Towns that voted for Romney included Clarksville; Colebrook; Columbia; Errol; Jefferson; Pittsburg and Stewartstown.

But those victories were offset by areas including Berlin where Romney had 1,248 votes compared to Obama’s 2,863.

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Politics
12:13 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Continuing Coverage: Elections 2012

A look at the NHPR newsroom's coverage of Elections 2012:

-Audio postcard of reaction to first presidential debate

-Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan profile

-Campaigning in the 1st Congressional District

-A look at the campaign's health issues

-How abortion plays a role in the 2nd Congressional District

-Profile of a controversial House Speaker

-Republicans campaign in days leading up to the election

-Victory on election night for Governor Hassan

-Live election night coverage

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Elections 2012
10:12 am
Thu November 8, 2012

All Three N.H. Ballot Measures Fail

New Hampshire voters showed a reluctance to change the state constitution in Tuesday’s election, rejecting one amendment that would have banned a personal income tax and another that would have given the legislature more control over the judiciary.

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Elections 2012
6:21 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

N.H. Will Have First All-Female U.S. Delegation, And Only Democratic Female Governor

Maggie Hassan Becomes Governor-Elect
Marc Nozell for NHPR

Tuesday's election in New Hampshire made history, as two female candidates for Congress, Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter beat their Republican opponents, joining U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in Washington. 

Democratic Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan will be the only female Democratic governor in January. 

Voter Turnout
6:01 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law

Many voters across New Hampshire had to wait in long lines before they could cast their ballots
Credit Susan Posner / NHPR

New Hampshire Elections officials say they heard a fair number of complaints about long lines at the polls.  But as they say something other than the new voter ID law is to blame.

Talk of long lines at the polls was common on Election Day.  And for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, it even affected how Election Night played out. As supporters saw more and more returns favoring Democrat Maggie Hassan, a spokeswoman addressed the crowd.

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Elections 2012
2:58 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Shea-Porter Wins Seat In Another Squeaker

Guinta campaign officials breaking down the
Credit Zach Nugent / NHPR

The tightest race in New Hampshire lived up to expectations last night. Carol Shea-Porter eked out a victory over Frank Guinta by four points, or just fewer than 14,000 votes.

While the race was close all the way through, indications that it would be a good night for Shea-Porter rolled in early. It was the wee hours of the morning when Carol Shea-Porter thanked a dwindling crowd of night-owl supporters for handing her back the seat in the US House of Representatives that she lost two-years ago.

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