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Little, Marzullo split on death penalty in District 8 Senate race

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Weare, Deering and New London, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, the business cards and the roadside posters, the former Deering selectman’s trademark seems to be popping up everywhere these days. Marzullo, a retired marketing director, is one of two Republicans vying for the seat of outgoing state Sen. Bob Odell. His opponent, Jerry Little of Weare, also appears hard at work, having knocked on more than a thousand doors, he said, in this expansive 24-town district. Neither Marzullo nor Little, … 0

2nd Congressional District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republican congressional candidate Gary Lambert said the U.S. should not redeploy troops to Iraq under any circumstances, while his two primary opponents in the 2nd District are more open to the possibility. Lambert, a former state senator from Hudson, faces state Rep. Marilinda Garcia of Salem and former state representative Jim Lawrence of … 0

Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fewer than a third of likely voters have decided which candidate they support in New Hampshire’s race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still leads against all three of the major Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in the latest data from the UNH Survey Center. But former U.S. senator Scott Brown has almost closed what was once a wide … 1

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder sought yesterday to reassure the people of Ferguson, Mo., about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust the police, recalling how he was repeatedly … 1

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 … 4

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 … 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 … 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 … 3

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 … 1

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