Havenstein considering whether to repay ‘politicized’ Maryland tax bill
Aug21

Havenstein considering whether to repay ‘politicized’ Maryland tax bill

CONCORD — Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein and his wife “are proceeding with due caution” on the state of Maryland’s demand that it repay $9,000 in back property taxes that they were credited through a homestead exemption from 2007 through 2011, a campaign spokesman said Thursday.   The state Ballot Law Commission on June 30 ruled, 3-2, that Havenstein has been domiciled in New Hampshire for at least seven...

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Updated: Hassan raises $2M; Walt loans campaign $1.4M to get to near-match
Aug20

Updated: Hassan raises $2M; Walt loans campaign $1.4M to get to near-match

CONCORD — Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein each reported raising about $2 million at today’s campaign finance reports filing deadline. The difference was that Havenstein loaned his campaign $1.4 million of his own money.   Hassan reported having $1.2 million in cash on hand, while Havenstein reported $1.3 million on hand.   The exact numbers for amount raised was $2,097,391 for...

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In hot debate, outraged Havenstein says Hemingway questioned his character, integrity
Aug20

In hot debate, outraged Havenstein says Hemingway questioned his character, integrity

MANCHESTER – When the dust settled and the debate was history, the two major Republican candidates for governor were alone in the WGIR studios to hash out what had just occurred.   Walt Havenstein was clearly and visibly outraged, feeling that in an hour-long debate, Andrew Hemingway had questioned his integrity by quoting a New York City District attorney as saying the company Havenstein once headed, SAIC, had committed...

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New poll shows tight general election match-ups in both US House districts
Aug19

New poll shows tight general election match-ups in both US House districts

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire Survey Center on Tuesday evening released its latest WMUR Granite State Poll and it showed both incumbent Democrats in tight races regardless of their GOP opponent.   In the 1st District, Republican Frank Guinta leads Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, 45 to 41 percent and Shea-Porter leads Republican Dan Innis 44 to 37 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.  ...

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Campaign notes: Lambert continues ‘amnesty’ charges vs. Garcia; Shaheen’s new ad focuses on child care costs
Aug19

Campaign notes: Lambert continues ‘amnesty’ charges vs. Garcia; Shaheen’s new ad focuses on child care costs

TUESDAY, Aug. 19     CONCORD — As Gary Lambert and Marilinda Garcia prepared to meet in a debate at Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday evening, the Lambert campaign asked exactly when did Garcia leave the centrist immigration advocacy group Americans By Choice.   The group, featured in our Granite Reports column last weekend, is in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. Lambert has been accusing Garcia of...

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Seriously:  NHGOP chicken arrest draws interest, concern of NHCLU
Aug19

Seriously: NHGOP chicken arrest draws interest, concern of NHCLU

CONCORD — The arrest of Michael Zona, a New Hampshire Republican Party staffer who dressed in a chicken costume to call attention to what the GOP says is a lack of town halls by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, has drawn a lot of jokes in the social media since Monday evening.       But there’s a serious issue involved, and the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is interested.   NHCLU staff attorney Gilles Bissonnette...

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