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Clinton vs. Trump
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have dominated the headlines in the hotly contested race for the White House. Even though it has just four electoral votes, New Hampshire has remained a swing state in the runup to Election Day. 

At Trump rally, voters say they want more substance and less personal attacks
First lady delivers stern rebuke of Trump’s remarks on women​
For ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving​
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Ayotte vs. Hassan
It's being billed as one of the biggest national Senate races, and many believe this race could ultimately decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, which currently is held by Republicans. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, is finishing up her first term in Washington, while Democrat Maggie Hassan has spent the past four years as governor.

On the issues: Hassan and Ayotte move toward middle to attract independent voters
Ayotte makes energy a priority of campaign
Hassan counters criticism by making national safety central to her campaign
Ayotte, Hassan clash over money in politics and women’s health care in first debate​
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Kuster vs. Lawrence
The Congressional District 2 seat includes Concord, Nashua, western New Hampshire and the North Country. It has been held by Democrat Kuster since 2012 when she beat Republican Charlie Bass. Jim Lawrence, a Republican from Hudson, lost in the 2014 Republican primary before beating Jack Flanagan this year. 

On the issues: Kuster and Lawrence take opposite approaches on lowering college costs
Kuster says well-known surgeon Christiaan Barnard sexually assaulted her decades ago
Jim Lawrence, Republican candidate for Congress, behind on his Hudson taxes
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Shea-Porter vs. Guinta
The Congressional District 1 seat, which includes the Seacoast, Manchester and as far north as the eastern White Mountains, has bounced back and forth between Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat, and Frank Guinta, a Republican. This is their fourth matchup. Guinta won in 2010, Shea-Porter in 2012 and Guinta again in 2014.

On the issues: Guinta, Shea-Porter and O’Connor diverge for 1st Congressional District
To fix Obamacare, Shea-Porter recommends a public option (again)
Capital Beat: ‘Franking’ may prove useful for Guinta
1st Congressional District forum includes independent O’Connor
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Sununu vs. Van Ostern
Both Republican Chris Sununu and Democrat Colin Van Ostern are looking to make a leap from the executive council to the top position. Sununu, son of former N.H. Gov. John H. Sununu and brother of former Sen. John E. Sununu, is the CEO at Waterville Valley Ski Resort. Van Ostern is Chief Marketing Officer at College for America at SNHU.

On the issues: Rail shows differences between candidates for governor
Van Ostern, Sununu tag each other with worst of Washington
Sununu calls on Van Ostern to return campaign contributions from D-H employees
Sununu says he will support the state’s Judicial Selection Commission​
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Executive Council

Two of the five current executive councilors - Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern - find themselves in a battle for the governor's chair. That leaves two open races and three incumbents vying for re-election. The body approves all state contracts over $25,000, they judges and commissioners and they oversee key transportation issues.
For candidates, the many interpretations of what it means to be on Executive Council

N.H. Senate

Republicans currently hold 13 of the state Senate's 24 seats. The District 8 seat previously held by Republican Jerry Little has been vacant since Little's appointment as banking commissioner. Democrats are confident they can cut into that margin on Nov. 8, and perhaps even take control of the chamber. 
District 7: Laconia, Franklin, Webster, Boscawen, Canterbury, Gilford, Belmont, Northfield, Andover, Salisbury
District 8: Deering, Hillsborough, New London, Weare, 20 other communities
District 15: Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker, Warner
District 16: Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett, parts of Manchester
District 17: Northwood, Pittsfield, Chichester, Allenstown, Epsom, Pembroke, Loudon, Deerfield, 3 other communities

N.H. House

Republicans currently hold 236 of the 400 seats heading into the Nov. 8 election. Democrats are hopeful that they can retake the House from Republicans. If they do, former House Speaker Steve Schurtleff of Concord has said he will once again vie for the position. Current Speaker Shawn Jasper, a Republican from Hudson, has said he hopes to keep his post if Republicans hold their majority. 

Belmont County

District 1 (Center Harbor,  New Hampton); District 2 (Gilford, Meredith); District 4 (Sanbornton, Tilton); District 5 (Alton, Gilmanton); District 6 (Belmont); District 7 (Barnstead); District 8 (Alton, Barnstead, Gilmanton); District 9 (Belmont, Laconia)

Hillsborough County

District 1 (Antrim, Hillsboro, Windsor); District 2 (Weare, Deering); District 38 (Hillsborough); District 39 (Deering, Goffstown, Weare)


Merrimack County

District 1 (Andover, Danbury, Salisbury); District 2 (Franklin Wards 1-2, Hill); District 3 (Franklin Ward 3, Northfield); District 4 (Sutton, Wilmot); District 5 (New London, Newbury); District 6 (Bradford, Henniker); District 7 (Warner, Webster); District 8 (Boscawen); District 9 (Canterbury, Loudon); District 10 (Hopkinton, Concord Ward 5); District 11 (Concord Ward 1); District 12 (Concord Ward 2); District 13 (Concord Ward 3); District 14 (Concord Ward 4); District 15 (Concord Ward 6); District 16 (Concord Ward 7); District 17 (Concord Ward 8); District 18 (Concord Ward 9); District 19 (Concord Ward 10); District 20 (Chichester, Pembroke); District 21 (Epsom, Pittsfield); District 22 (Allenstown); District 23 (Bow, Dunbarton); District 25 (Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner, Webster); District 26 (Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin Ward 3, Loudon, Northfield); District 27 (Concord Wards 1-7); District 28 (Concord Wards 8-10); District 29 (Allenstown, Epsom, Pittsfield);


Rockingham County

District 1 (Northwood); District 2 (Candia, Deerfield, Nottingham); District 32 (Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham)




New Hampshire is a battleground state for the presidential candidates. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte faces one of the toughest re-election contests in the...

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