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NEW HAMPSHIRE

new-hampshirePopulation: 1,330,608 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 10, 2016.

Primary: September 13, 2016.

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New Hampshire (D+1) is the first state to arrange Presidential primaries every 4 years. It has long been the most conservative state in New England and is considered a swing state. It is 94% White.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 4. New Hamps­hire is a swing state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 1 Demo­crat, 1 Republican.

Jeanne Shaheen. (Pic: Congress)

Jeanne Shaheen. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Jeanne Sha­heen (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Armed Forces, Foreign Relations, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Jeanne Sha­heen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2020.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Political scientist and State Senator Jeanne Sha­heen (b.1947) served two terms as Governor before running against GOP Congressman John Sununu in the 2002 Senate election. She lost, but got her revenge in the 2008 rematch. She was re-elected in 2014 with 51%.

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Kelly Ayotte. (Pic: Congress)

Kelly Ayotte. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Kelly Ayotte (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Budget, Commerce, Homeland Security, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Maggie Hassan
Republican nominee: Kelly Ayotte

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
Lawyer and AG Kelly Ayotte (b.1968) was elected in 2010 with 60%. The Democratic nominee is Governor Maggie Hassan.

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Repre­sen­tatives: 2 Repre­sen­tatives; 1 Democrat, 1 Republican.

Frank Guinta. (Pic: Congress)

Frank Guinta. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Frank Guinta (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nomineeCarol Shea-Porter
Republican nomineeFrank Guinta

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
The district (R+1) covers southeastern areas of the state, including Manchester and is 94% White. Insurance agent and Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta (b.1970) was first elected in 2010, but lost in 2012. He won again in 2014, with 52% and was barely renominated this year. The Dems are again running former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is seeking a fourth re-match against Guinta. Wealthy lawyer and businessman Shawn O’Connor initally ran in the Democratic primary but dropped out to run as an Independent.

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Ann Kuster. (Pic: Congress)

Ann Kuster. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Ann Kuster (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Ann Kuster
Republican nomineeJim Lawrence

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
The district (D+3) covers the rest of the state, including Concord and Nashua. It is 94% White. Lawyer Ann Kuster (b.1956) won the seat on her second attempt in 2012 and got 55% i 2014. The GOP are running former State Representative Jim Lawrence.

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STATE LEVEL

Maggie Hassan. (Pic: State of NH)

Maggie Hassan. (Pic: State of NH)

Governor: Maggie Hassan (D)

Democratic nomineeColin Van Ostern
Republican nomineeChris Sununu

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
New Hampshire and Vermont are the only two states with 2-year terms. Lawyer and State Senate President Maggie Hassan (b.1958), was first elected in 2012 and took 52% in 2014. She is running for Senate in 2016. The Democratic nominee is Executive Councilor and business consultant Colin Van Ostern. The Republican nominee is engineer and Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, who is the son of a former Governor and brother of a former US Senator.

The State Senate President is next in line to the Governor’s Office.

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State Senate: 24 (10D / 14R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.
State House: 400 (160D / 239R / 1I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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