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Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Turner is pictured as he walks a neighborhood door- knocking in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 20, 2014. Oklahoma’s only open seat in the U.S. House has opened a floodgate of interest among candidates who hope to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford, who is stepping down after two terms representing Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District to run for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: the personalized super PAC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel Innis, a former business school dean running a long-shot campaign for the House in New Hampshire, faced a big financial disadvantage until a wealthy friend put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a super PAC backing his candidacy. A similar assist from a billionaire hedge fund chief helped Lee Zeldin, a state senator from New York, secure the GOP nomination for a Long Island congressional seat. Both men hit upon the must-have ingredient in this year’s midterm elections: Along with a driven campaign manager and a sophisticated social-media strategy, candidates need a rich friend or relative. For the first time, the kinds of super … 1

PHOTO: Brown meets with veterans in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with veterans at Barley House in Concord yesterday. … 1

Weekend of wild game cooking, teaching to be held in Milan

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interested in cooking wild game in the outdoors? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a program for you. Registration is open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Barry Conservation Camp in Milan. A $150 fee covers meals, instruction and lodging. Proceeds go to the Barry Camp Fund. Participants will get hands-on instruction … 0

Garcia, Lambert fight for funds in the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Candidates for the 2nd Congressional District raised more than $800,000 in the second quarter of 2014, according to financial reports released yesterday by the Federal Elections Commission. More than half of that money went to incumbent Democrat Rep. Annie Kuster of Hopkinton. Three Republicans are vying in a … 3

Nation & world briefs, July 17

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time Warner bid sets off race to consolidate Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn’t mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon. The cash-and-stock bid by Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century … 0

How Tom Steyer sees the New Hampshire Senate race

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer sees a clear difference between Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen on the divisive issue of climate change. A difference so big, in fact, that he’s willing to spend a lot of money here to … 5

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

With an August deadline looming, the House voted yesterday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the … 1

House GOP prepares response to border crisis

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

House Republicans announced yesterday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that’s engulfing the border and testing Washington’s ability to respond. … 5

Journalist known as undocumented immigrant held for hours at border town

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is perhaps the best-known undocumented immigrant in the United States, was detained by federal agents for much of the day yesterday after trying to leave a Texas border town without a valid U.S. visa. Vargas was taken into custody yesterday … 0

New Hampshire DMV begins issuing vanity plates under new rule

Monday, July 14, 2014

The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles will begin processing more than 2,000 backlogged applications for vanity plates under guidelines set by an interim rule that took effect yesterday. The text of the interim rule is more specific than the previous version. Before, vanity plates that “a reasonable … 2

New crises cloud U.S., Iran meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014

The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched yesterday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle East and beyond that have Washington and Tehran aligned in some places but often opposed. The … 0

State Employees’ Association endorses Dan Feltes for District 15

Monday, July 14, 2014

State Senate candidate Dan Feltes has won an endorsement from the State Employees’ Association, the largest public labor union in New Hampshire. Feltes, a Democrat, entered the race last month for the District 15 seat, which represents Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner. He will face Concord School Board … 1

Shaheen, Brown campaigns focus on veterans

Monday, July 14, 2014

Veterans issues took center stage of the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire yesterday, with incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen calling for passage of legislation that expands access to care for veterans and Republican challenger Scott Brown launching a … 0