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AG: Hassan campaign must return $24,000 donation

Gov. Maggie Hassan must return $24,000 of a contribution from a labor union’s political committee to her re-election campaign, Attorney General Joe Foster ruled yesterday. Foster made his ruling in response to a complaint from the New Hampshire Republican Party, which alleged the $25,000 contribution from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers political committee violated state campaign finance laws. The party also filed complaints about two other $10,000 donations to Hassan’s re-election campaign, but she does not have to give those back. The Republican Party

Garcia, Lambert square off on finances, climate change in District 2 Republican primary debate

The three candidates running for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District race met yesterday for a debate where all three defended their most recent fundraising reports. State Rep. Marilinda Garcia of Salem used the debate as an opportunity to defend her campaign from claims that she is receiving most of her funding from outside of the district. Garcia raised more money in the second quarter this year than her opponents, former state senator Gary Lambert of Nashua and former state representative Jim

Candidates sign AFP pledge to cut taxes, oppose Obamacare

More than 200 candidates for state office have signed onto an Americans for Prosperity pledge saying they’ll cut taxes, fight to pass a right to work law and oppose Medicaid expansion. Americans for Prosperity is a politically active non-profit backed by the Koch Brothers that fights for smaller government and individual freedoms. The state chapter, Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire, held an event today to highlight candidates who have signed the pledge, including Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway. His primary opponent Walt Havenstein