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Capital Beat

Capital Beat: In U.S. Senate race, Brown looks beyond primary to general election

Sunday, June 29, 2014

More than two months before the Republican primary – and four before the general election – U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown’s sights are trained well beyond his primary opponents and right on incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. His primary opponents, Jim Rubens and Bob Smith, take any opportunity they can to criticize Brown, yet Brown rarely hits back publicly. “A united Republican party is Senator Shaheen’s worst nightmare,” he said several times … 0

Capital Beat: Let Concord’s state Senate primary drama begin

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A cast of half a dozen potential Democratic candidates hoping to replace retiring state senator Sylvia Larsen has dwindled to two, with attorney Dan Feltes emerging as the lone primary challenger to school board member Kass Ardinger, Larsen’s pre-ordained pick. Ask any politically involved person in Concord, and this is the most drama … 0

Capital beat: A roundup of the 2014 legislative year

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Over the course of six months and more than 30 session days, House and Senate members worked their way through 700-plus proposed bills this year, passing 242 of them. Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed just 27 of them so far, and her spokesman didn’t say last week whether she’s considering vetoing any of … 0