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How Biden’s shaky debate is sitting with NH Democrats
07-08-2024 11:30 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

July Fourth is a time when Americans think about their country – its past and future. This Independence Day, plenty of New Hampshire Democrats were also thinking about President Joe Biden and his future leading the country, following his shaky...

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Former NH state rep expected to plead guilty to wrongful voting
06-13-2024 11:23 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

A former state lawmaker who resigned after his residency came under scrutiny is expected to plead guilty to wrongful voting charges.Under a plea agreement filed in Coos County Superior Court, former state Rep. Troy E. Merner, a Republican, will plead...


In race for NH governor, Morse and Ayotte aim to repackage familiar political records
05-21-2024 10:33 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

The Republican primary for New Hampshire governor features two candidates who have been in state politics for years: former Senate President Chuck Morse and former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Both have deep roots in the party’s establishment wing, but...


Sununu says he’ll support Trump even if he’s convicted
04-16-2024 8:13 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

As jury selection begins this week in the hush-money trial of former President Donald Trump, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says he doesn’t believe many voters view Trump’s criminal indictments, his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, or his election denialism...


Reports show Claremont lawmaker made violent threats following 2006 police probe
04-10-2024 11:30 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

Newly released investigatory documents show Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stone lost his job as a police officer in 2006 after he made multiple threats of violence against police department colleagues.Stone’s comments — which included claims he would...


NH lawmakers are reviewing a new GOP school funding plan
03-27-2024 11:31 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

A top Republican budget writer in the New Hampshire House has proposed boosting state aid to public schools by $400 million a year and requiring any future education spending increase made at the local level to be approved by a supermajority...


Sununu seeks to send NH National Guard troops to Texas
02-14-2024 11:19 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

Gov. Chris Sununu wants to send soldiers from the New Hampshire National Guard to Eagle Pass, Texas, to aid with immigration enforcement efforts at the nation’s southern border.The move comes amid ongoing tension between Texas and the federal...


Rep. Laurie Sanborn’s future remains unclear as 2024 House session enters second week
01-10-2024 2:39 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

The political fall out for Rep. Laurie Sanborn, one of the top ranking lawmakers in the New Hampshire House, remains uncertain — nearly two weeks since the state suspended the casino license held by her husband, former state Sen. Andy Sanborn.Rep....


Foreign policy takes on growing importance
12-20-2023 5:57 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

Russia and Ukraine have been waging war for nearly two years, and Israel and Hamas have been fighting since October with no end in sight. The conflicts are making foreign policy a topic of growing interest for Granite State voters in the final weeks...


What Sununu’s support could mean for Haley’s 2024 primary campaign — and his own future
12-14-2023 5:09 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

Gov. Chis Sununu endorsed Nikki Haley for president Tuesday night during a joint appearance at Manchester’s McIntyre Ski Area. Sununu’s announcement ends a public discernment process that started in June, when the governor abandoned his own potential...


Ayotte and Craig lead cash race in 2024 NH governor contest
12-07-2023 5:45 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

The candidates vying to become New Hampshire’s next governor are already raising — and in some cases spending — big money.Next year’s election is the first since 2016 in which there will be an open seat for in the governor’s office. Campaign finance...


NH senators differ on a pause in fighting in Gaza
11-09-2023 11:58 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

New Hampshire’s two U.S. senators are parting ways when it comes to calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was among 13 Democratic senators to sign onto a statement last week calling for a “short-term cessation” of fighting in Gaza.The...


Sununu nominates Bettencourt as NH insurance commissioner
08-03-2023 1:40 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

Gov. Chris Sununu has nominated a former top aide, D.J. Bettencourt, to lead the New Hampshire Insurance Department.Bettencourt, who lives in Salem, has served as deputy commissioner since 2020. If confirmed, he would succeed Christopher Nicolopoulos,...


UNH poll finds support for NH primary and confidence about vote counting
07-23-2023 11:46 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

A new poll from the University of New Hampshire finds most voters here support the state’s position hosting the first presidential primary in the nation, and are highly confident their votes in the 2024 elections will be counted accurately.The poll...


Sununu says he may not run
06-16-2023 3:20 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

Gov. Chris Sununu says he's leaning against running for a fifth term.In an appearance on Boston's WEEI radio Friday, Sununu said it was likely he'd be "out of here" in 18 months. But Sununu also indicated any final decision on a possible 2024 run...


First-impression time in NH for Republicans gearing up for 2024 presidential runs
04-17-2023 1:02 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

In his initial visit to New Hampshire last week, Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, checked off several obligatory to-dos for any first-time presidential candidate.He sat down for a taped interview with WMUR, New Hampshire’s only...


Bill for an Old Man day hits resistance
03-16-2023 6:34 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

An effort to honor the Old Man of the Mountain is hitting headwinds in Concord.The legislation would have marked May 3, the day the stone face fell from its perch above Franconia Notch in 2003, as a day of remembrance.On Wednesday, a House committee...


RFK Jr. tells NH crowd he’s considering a presidential run
03-06-2023 2:27 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

During a visit to St. Anselm College on Friday, environmental activist and vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. told a capacity crowd that he’s considering a presidential run.“I’m thinking about it, and I’ve passed the biggest hurdle, which is my wife...


Trump planning NH visit Saturday
01-24-2023 12:38 PM

By JOSH ROGERS

Former President Donald Trump is returning to New Hampshire Saturday to speak at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting in Salem. It will be his first visit to the state — and one of his first major campaign appearances at all — since he...

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