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Who had a good week? (And who didn’t?)

What kind of week was it? Well, it all depends whose shoes you’re standing in. Consider:

It was a good week for Republican Rep. Steve Vaillancourt of Manchester, lead sponsor of the bill to legalize marijuana, which was dramatically approved by the New Hampshire House.

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It was a bad week for the state Republican Party, which can’t be happy about headlines connecting Executive Director Matt Mowers to the Chris Christie bridge scandal in New Jersey.

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It was a good week for Gov. Maggie Hassan and 2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster, two of 36 “women to watch” in 2014, according to MSNBC.

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It was a bad week for the Pembroke Academy boys’ basketball team, which has been forbidden to play two transfer students because the state’s governing body of athletics claims rules were not followed.

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It was a good week for 110 members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s 237th Military Police Company who had been away 11 months – two for training in Fort Bliss, Texas, and then nine for a deployment in Afghanistan. They returned to Concord on Thursday.

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It was a bad week for Democratic Rep. David Campbell of Nashua, who can’t quite put the dead duck story behind him.

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It was a good week for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who reports raising $1.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and has $3.4 million in cash on hand toward her 2014 reelection campaign.

On the other hand, a new poll by Public Policy Polling shows Shaheen in a close, close race with former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown – assuming, of course, that Brown decides to run for the Senate.

The poll has Shaheen up by 3 points, with a 2.7 margin of error.

The silver lining for the incumbent: That’s not much change since the last PPP poll, despite more than $500,000 in negative television ads focused on Shaheen and the Affordable Care Act in recent weeks by conservative groups.

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It was a bad week for Concord developer Steve Duprey, who lost Company C from his plan to redevelop the Employment Security site on South Main Street and acknowledged it will be difficult to find a replacement that would make his bid successful with the city.

Legacy Comments1

"It was a good week for Gov. Maggie Hassan and 2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster, two of 36 “women to watch” in 2014, according to MSNBC."....really? Who at MSNBC said that?....Martin Bashir, Alec Baldwin or Al Sharpton?

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