Ayotte Leads Hassan in InsideSources/NH Journal Poll
Jul26

Ayotte Leads Hassan in InsideSources/NH Journal Poll

Trump Takes 9-Point Lead Over Clinton in Granite State An InsideSources/NH Journal poll finds that incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is gaining momentum in her race against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte leads Hassan 49 percent to 41.4 percent, with 9.6 percent undecided. Meanwhile, days after officially receiving the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the poll shows businessman Donald Trump leads former Secretary of State...

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How the Latest FEC Reports Show the District 1 House Seat is Still Anyone’s Race
Jul25

How the Latest FEC Reports Show the District 1 House Seat is Still Anyone’s Race

With all eyes on the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race, it can be easy to overlook the other contentious congressional race happening in the Granite State. The District 1 House race is seeing many familiar faces run again, as Republican-incumbent Rep. Frank Guinta seeks to keep his seat while dealing with a campaign finance scandal and a challenging primary. The seat is in the top 25 “big-spending House races to watch,” according to The...

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Senate Struggle Tied to Trump
Jul21

Senate Struggle Tied to Trump

Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois, possibly his party’s most vulnerable senator, not only opposes Donald Trump’s election as president. Kirk has run TV ads boasting that he has “bucked his party,” calling Trump “not fit to be commander-in-chief.” The distance that Kirk and some other Republicans are seeking from the party’s presidential nominee — marked by their absence from the national convention this week — is a measure of fear that...

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Lavoie Aims High in First Run for Office
Jul12

Lavoie Aims High in First Run for Office

Jon Lavoie wants to be known as just “a regular guy,” who happens to be running for governor. Lavoie, 32, is running because he’s fed up with party politics and feels elected officials have stopped listening to the people. They only listen to the party leaders, so they can secure their support for the next campaign, he complained. Two of the last three New Hampshire governors used the office as a “stepping...

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Gatsas Targets Drug Epidemic in Bid for Governor
Jul01

Gatsas Targets Drug Epidemic in Bid for Governor

The mayor of New Hampshire’s biggest city wants to become the Granite State’s new governor. Republican Ted Gatsas entered the race because New Hampshire is facing “very serious issues,” and he’s the man who can solve the problems, he told New Hampshire Journal recently. “I believe my business experience, my legislative experience and my executive experience bring me to the position to get things...

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Estevez Ready for a Horserace in District 2
Jul01

Estevez Ready for a Horserace in District 2

Born to a father and mother, who were both jockeys, Eric Estevez grew up around the track at Salem’s Rockingham Park. So, if anyone could handicap the 2016 political races, it should be the 32-year-old first term state representative from Pelham. But he’s not plunking money down on any of the presidential candidates. “This is a horse race impossible to bet on,” he said. It’s an unpredictable year in...

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