Ask any voter, or candidate for political office, this election cycle about the top campaign issue, and you’re bound to hear “jobs, jobs, jobs.”
As such, we'll talk with each candidate for governor about how they plan to improve New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. We begin with Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne, who has dubbed his economic plan the "Prosperity Agenda." He speaks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.
Think about how anti-gay marriage rhetoric played a critical role in George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, or how talking up a surging economy made Bill Clinton the first two-term democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt won in 1936.
In what will likely be the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in New Hampshire history, independent political groups supporting candidates Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne have reserved nearly $7.5 million worth of television ads in the final month of the election.
It's been yet another busy week in New Hampshire politics, with swinging polls, another round of debates, more ads than we can count - and a guy who's not seeking reelection getting political when it just might count.
NHPR's Josh Rogers recaps the latest New Hampshire political news with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.
It's not as important to most voters as jobs and the Economy but for many it cracks their top three concerns... what do do with rising health care costs. The candidates for Governor and Congress have different philosophies as to how do this. Today our Issue of the Week series continues and we'll look at where the candidates for our state's highest offices stand on health and health care.
She's been a business attorney, a state Senator, Senate Majority Leader and now the Exeter lawyer, Maggie Hassan wants to be your next Governor. Hassan defeated Jackie Cilley and Bill Kennedy in the state primary this September to be the Democratic Gubernatorial candidate but still needs to get through her Republican challenger, Manchester attorney, Ovide Lamontagne. Today we sit down for the hour with Maggie Hassan, talk with her about where she stands on the big issues facing the state and why she says she'd be the best next person to sit in the State House corner office.
Last month, NHPR in partnership with NHPTV, the Union Leader and the NH Business and Industry Association put together three debates on the economy with the Candidates for Governor, and both Congressional districts. Today we listen back to parts of those debates, look at some of the major themes raised, and pull back the curtain a bit to look at the stories, challenges and process of putting together these debates in our special Power Morning.
This year there are nine state senators not returning to their seats. Most of the chairs are being vacated by Republicans, and that’s got Democrats banking on winning some of those seats back. And in district 7, one traditionally red seat is up for grabs.
Mitt Romney is pouncing on a post-debate bounce that has him polling neck-in-neck with the President. This may be the brand re-boot that eluded the Romney campaign after the RNC in Tampa. Pat Griffin has kept a close watch on Romney’s rising and falling campaign since the primary. Pat is a veteran ad-man and GOP consultant and strategist.
For the first time, Granite State voters will be expected to show photo ID at the polls in November. New Hampshire now one of eleven states that require or request photo identification to cast a ballot.
A day after the presidential debate in Colorado, pundits and politicians are giving their views on the showdown. To get a sense of what New Hampshire voters thought of the debate, we visited Main Street in Keene, and present this audio postcard.