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Topic: Election 2014

Nashua state rep results unchanged by recounts; charter question in limbo

CONCORD – Recount results for state legislative offices show that Democrats picked up two more seats in the House of Representatives, but Republicans still prevailed … Full story    
Published:  November 19, 2014

Despite success at the top of the ticket, Democrats beaten badly in state races

Here’s a slightly offbeat idea as to why Democrats did so poorly in state races lower down on the ballot Tuesday despite doing well with … Full story    
Published:  November 6, 2014

New Hampshire Democrats keep US Senate, governor

Democrats surged to victories in three of New Hampshire’s four high-profile races, retaining a U.S. Senate seat, the governor’s office and a House seat, as … Full story    
Published:  November 6, 2014

GOP surge: Republicans seize control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

GOP’s Guinta tops Rep. Shea-Porter in 1st District

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Frank Guinta has defeated Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire’s 1st District, regaining the U.S. House seat he held … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Milford’s David Wheeler beats Nashua alderman Sheehan for Executive Council seat

MILFORD – At press time Tuesday night former Executive Councilor David Wheeler was well on his way to defeating Nashua Alderman-At-Large Diane Sheehan in the … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Hot races, big stakes on midterm election ballot

Republicans rolled up a string of victories Tuesday night in their bid for control of the Senate, the biggest prize at stake in the midterm … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Election investigator assaulted in Newmarket

NEWMARKET, N.H. (AP) — An assistant state attorney general says one of the office’s investigators was assaulted when he was looking into a voter challenge … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Massachusetts voters opt to keep casino gambling

BOSTON (AP) — Casino gambling is coming to Massachusetts. Voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot question that would have repealed the 2011 state law that … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Weary of attack ads, Nashua voters head to polls

The outcome was still far from certain Tuesday morning, but one thing was close to sure for many Nashua voters: They were glad to be … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Hassan wins 2nd term as governor

CONCORD – Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan defeated Republican businessman Walt Havenstein on Tuesday to win a second term in office after a campaign dominated by … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Maine GOP US Sen. Susan Collins easily wins 4th term

PORTLAND, Maine – Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Tuesday brushed aside a challenge by Democrat Shenna Bellows to win a fourth term. … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Shaheen squeezes by Brown, keeps Senate seat

CONCORD – Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen defeated Republican challenger Scott Brown on Tuesday, winning a second term and blocking his return to Washington from … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

NH exit poll results: 'Carpetbagger' tag sticks to Brown; Hassan picks up GOP crossover votes

CONCORD – Voters’ views in Tuesday’s elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in New Hampshire for The Associated Press and the television networks: … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Kuster wins 2nd term in Congress

CONCORD – Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster defeated Republican Marilinda Garcia to earn a second term in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District Tuesday. New Hampshire … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Lasky tops Hohensee for third State Senate term

NASHUA – Voters on Tuesday returned state Sen. Bette Lasky, D-District 13, to Concord, choosing the longtime Nashua resident over Republican challenger Doris Hohensee by … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Avard beats Gilmour in senate District 12

Peggy Gilmour’s effort to return to the state Senate was stopped by former state representative Kevin Avard of Nashua in a close race Tuesday that … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Nashua spending cap amendment heads to passage

NASHUA – A ballot question that attempts to change the way the city’s spending cap is calculated squeaked to victory by a mere 20 votes. … Full story    
Published:  November 5, 2014

Many holding their noses as they cast ballots

Coast to coast, voters cast ballots with an audible harrumph on Tuesday — many of them unhappy with their choices and doubtful things will get … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Maine voters deciding Senate, congressional seats

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — While most of the attention in Maine’s election has focused on the governor’s race, voters also were deciding Tuesday whether to … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

NH voters sending message with strong turnout that could break record

CONCORD (AP) — A divided New Hampshire electorate was sending messages to both parties on Tuesday, casting ballots to change the power structure in Washington, … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

GOP pushes for 6 new Senate seats, and majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans made a final push Tuesday for at least six new Senate seats, banking on voter discontent with President Barack Obama to … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Coakley, Baker battling to wire for top prize

BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are battling to the wire for the top prize in Massachusetts politics — the governor’s … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Casino law among 4 Massachusetts ballot questions

BOSTON (AP) — The fate of casino gambling is just one of four ballot questions being put to Massachusetts voters. The questions — which also … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Key things to know about New Hampshire's elections

CONCORD (AP) - Here are some of the important facts about Tuesday's election in New Hampshire: RACES TO WATCH: U.S. Senate: Incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Questions or concerns about legality of voting? Call the state hotline

Lawyers at the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General plan to have their hands full Tuesday fielding calls from town and city clerks looking … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Midterm elections carry high stakes for US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Tuesday’s elections come just as U.S. … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

Nashua City Hall bustling in preparation for Election Day

Life goes on despite the business of the midterm elections but the added work for area city and town clerks is keeping their offices and … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2014

NH candidates in mad rush to the Election Day finish line

CONCORD (AP) — Candidates hungry for victory hit a lot of restaurants but had little time to eat, spending the last hours before Election Day … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2014

Maine gubernatorial candidates making final appeals to voters

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates for Maine governor are making their final appeals to voters as workers scramble to restore power to thousands … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2014

Where and when to vote Nov. 4

Here is a list of polling places in Greater Nashua, along with voting times for each location. Election Day is Tuesday. NASHUA 6 a.m.-8 p.m. … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2014

Clinton, Hassan, Shaheen rally voters at Nashua Community College

NASHUA – The only things missing were a marching band and a jet flyover. But New Hampshire’s Democratic leaders and an army of spirited, raucous … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2014

Brown visits Sullivan County after debate remarks

NEWPORT – Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Scott Brown headed straight for Sullivan County on Friday and defended his answer in a debate that had Democrats … Full story    
Published:  November 1, 2014

Business tax among areas where Hassan, Havenstein disagree at Chamber forum

NASHUA – Gov. Maggie Hassan bemoaned the effect on state budgets of previous cuts in the state’s business taxes but didn’t support reversing them, and … Full story    
Published:  October 23, 2014

Scott Brown touts differences from Jeanne Shaheen at Nashua Rotary lunch on Monday

NASHUA – There’s a lot to fix in this country, Scott Brown said at a Nashua Rotary lunch on Monday, including a lack of leadership … Full story    
Published:  October 21, 2014

Hassan lays out economic plan, says Havenstein will take state backwards

HUDSON – While avoiding solid commitments on the decriminalization of marijuana, including a casino in the state’s next budget calculations and reinstating some of the … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2014

Clinton: GOP attacks insult voters' intelligence

MANCHESTER – Former President Bill Clinton says Republican attacks against U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on issues such as Ebola and the Islamic State group are … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2014

Romney, Brown target Shaheen, Obama in Hudson rally

HUDSON – As someone who runs two small businesses, one of which contracts with Hudson’s Gilchrist Metal Fabricating, Michael St. Laurent believes a Scott Brown … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2014

Havenstein cash on hand nearly 4 times Hassan’s

CONCORD – Heading into the final weeks of campaigning, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein has nearly four times as much cash on hand as New … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2014