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Walt Havenstein, center, shakes hands with Chris Gamache of Deerfield during the Deerfield Old Home Day parade on August 16, 2014. Havenstein, a Republican candidate for Governor, greeted spectators while hustling to keep up with the parade. His wife Judy Havenstein can be seen in the background, passing out flyers.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Candidate profile: Walt Havenstein, 65, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sitting on a shelf in Walt Havenstein’s home office is a gang, as they’re called, of meerkats. “Do you know what a meerkat is?” he asks, pointing up to the cluster of small animals, sitting on shelves surrounded by books and tokens from his military and defense career. During Havenstein’s tenure as chief executive officer of BAE Systems Inc., the … 3

Boutin, Cormier square off in Senate District 16 Republican primary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jane Cormier’s lilting soprano sailed through the halls of White Rock Senior Living Community in Bow the other day, stirring glances – and the occasional toe-tap – from a roomful of gray-haired strangers. “I’m Jane Cormier,” the 54-year-old announced a moment earlier, her grown daughter and teenage son in tow. “My husband and … 3

2nd House District candidates discuss immigration

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Republican candidates for the state’s 2nd Congressional District debated at Franklin Pierce University last night, tackling issues including campaign advertising and national border security. The debate, the second in the university’s Monadnock Debates series, featured state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, former state senator Gary Lambert and former state representative Jim Lawrence. Another candidate, former Concord City Council member Mike Little, did not respond. … 0

New Shaheen TV ad promotes child-care tax credit

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign began airing a new television ad today that focuses on her work to reduce child-care costs. In the 30-second ad, Shaheen talks about a bill she introduced to the U.S. Senate in July that would expand families’ access to the Child and Dependent … 1

Candidate profile: Andrew Hemingway, 32, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Andrew Hemingway doesn’t hesitate to share his ideas for New Hampshire – even when he knows you’ll be skeptical. Take his flat tax plan. It would reduce taxes on businesses and start taxing local governments and nonprofits. It’s … 3

State Senate candidates challenge each other on the issues at District 15 forum

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As the rest of the crowd filtered out of Sweeney Hall at NHTI in Concord last night, George and Sally Chase remained in their seats. The Hopkinton residents, both 82, were pondering the 90-minute forum they had just heard with state Senate candidates Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes. … 0

New Hampshire PAC endorses Hemingway, Garcia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A New Hampshire PAC aiming to elect millennial leaders has endorsed Republicans Andrew Hemingway for governor and state Rep. Marilinda Garcia for U.S. Congress. Stark360 launched this month and is beginning statewide efforts to support these candidates with more than 100 volunteers, Chairman Aaron Day said. The group … 0

Former U.S. senator Jeffords dies at 80

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Former Vermont U.S. senator James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died yesterday. He was 80. Jeffords died in Washington, D.C., said Diane Derby, a … 0

Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation’s first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in November and the former secretary … 0

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas’s Perry

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Texas judge opted yesterday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken – and has assembled a … 1

McCain joins Brown for town hall event in Derry

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain joined Scott Brown at a town hall meeting focused on foreign policy in Derry yesterday, and the pair answered audience questions on topics ranging from Boko Haram to energy, poverty and Social Security. They … 0

Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78K

Monday, August 18, 2014

The tallest lighthouse in New England will likely soon have a new owner. The federal government yesterday closed out an auction for Boon Island Light Station, with the top bidder offering $78,000 for the lighthouse built in 1855 on a tiny rocky island 6 miles off Maine’s coast. … 0

Texas Gov. Perry defends veto that led to charges

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. “I stood up … 0