Candidates for the U.S. Senate, governor, Congress and the state legislature are on the New Hampshire primary ballot Tuesday. Click through our Primary 2014 gallery above to see the day unfold in photos taken by NHPR reporters, the campaigns, and New Hampshire voters.
The New Hampshire Senate consists of 24 members and 24 districts, as outlined on the map below. The Senate was founded in 1784 and is the higher of the state's two legislative chambers. Generally, sessions are held annually from early January to the end of June.
A New Hampshire State Senate district map is embedded below, via the Live Free or Die Alliance. Roll your cursor over the district for a list of cities/towns or click on a district for information on the elected official for that district.
The specific powers, duties and responsibilities of the council have been defined over the years by the constitution, amendments, New Hampshire laws, and advisory opinions from the state Supreme Court and Attorney General.
In March of 2012, the state passed HB 592, which caused the redistricting of all the house districts in the State of New Hampshire. After the passing of this law, the House now has a total of 204 districts. There are 91 single town districts, 70 multi-town districts and 43 Floterial Districts. The New Hampshire House is the largest state legislative body in the United States.
Five days before the primary, more than $3.1 million has been spent on behalf of Republican candidates seeking to advance to the general election against New Hampshire’s Congressional incumbents.
In District 2, a seat held by Democratic Rep. Anne Kuster, Gary Lambert has outspent state Rep. Marilinda Garcia by a slight margin, $277,000 to $239,860, according to the most recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee made a campaign stop in Nashua Friday. Chairman Reince Priebus was the first in a series of national GOP leaders who will visit the state ahead of next Tuesday’s primary.
In a cramped GOP office, Priebus rubbed elbows and talked up the role New Hampshire could play for his party come November.
"It’s a pivotal state in determining whether we can win the U.S. Senate and fire Harry Reid," says Priebus. "We need to win here in the midterm and pave the way for the future."
Vice President Joe Biden visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Wednesday. His stated reason was to celebrate shipyard workers – but it was clear he was also there to boost Democrats heading into election season.
Both of those ends were put on hold at the start of Biden’s remarks. Instead, the Vice President began with fiery rhetoric from Biden for ISIS terrorists, who have now murdered two US journalists.
At 32 years old, Republican Andrew Hemingway would be the youngest governor in the history of New Hampshire.
That, coupled with his being known primarily as a political activist, makes his candidacy a bit of a long shot. But Hemingway is banking on his traditional conservative values coupled with his tech savvy.