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O’Connor self-funds campaign with $500,000 loan

Image: linkedin.com 1st District congressional candidate Shawn O’Connor described his initial fundraising results as “record-breaking.” He could have been referring to the $500,000 in personal funds he loaned to the campaign. In his first quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission, O’Connor reported total receipts of $591,645 and disbursements of $16,611, leaving the campaign […]

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NH-1 campaign follies: Does Shawn O’Connor have a Jon Huntsman problem?

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman stumbled out of the gate when he launched his 2011 presidential campaign. “Every detail of Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited campaign launch was meticulously planned,” reported ABC News’ Sarah Kunin, “except of course for one minor detail: the misspelling of the candidate’s name.” “John Huntsman for President,” read the press credentials distributed […]

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Shawn O’Connor targets LGBT community with fundraising pitch: ‘We’re going to make history’

Image: linkedin.com Late last year, political newcomer Shawn O’Connor signaled his intent to aggressively target the LGBT community for campaign fundraising. This week, after announcing his candidacy for the First District congressional seat held by Republican Frank Guinta, O’Connor followed up with a fundraising plea declaring his determination to become New Hampshire’s first openly LGBT […]

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Third Way Democrat looks to First District race

Image: draftshawnnh.org When we last checked in on Bedford lawyer and businessman Shawn O’Connor, the “Third Way” Democrat was gearing up to take on U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte in her 2016 re-election bid. Now it looks as if he’s turned his attention to the state’s 1st District congressional seat. “I am exploring all of my […]

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Watching the election returns: Links and resources

Image: Marc Nozell / CC BY 2.0  Links to up-to-the-minute vote totals from Associated Press: U.S. Congress:  Total  |  Detail N.H. Governor and U.S. Senate:  Totals  |  Detail N.H. House and Senate:  Totals  |  Detail N.H. Executive Council:  Totals  |  Detail Miscellany Blue PVI data and maps: Executive Council Districts:  Map N.H. Senate Districts:  Map N.H. […]

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Debate follies: Frank Guinta refuses to repeat call to abolish the IRS

Image: nh1.com During an August debate with the Republican candidates for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, Frank Guinta was asked a direct question and he gave a direct answer. “Do you believe that the IRS should be abolished, Mr. Guinta? asked the moderator. “Yes,” replied Guinta. Audio: nh01RawFootage In last night’s televised NH1 […]

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Kuster charts a ‘bipartisan’ course

2nd District Congresswoman Ann Kuster is one of six House Agriculture Committee Democrats who voted with the Republican majority and approved legislation last week that would deregulate Wall Street derivatives. Huffington Post reports the proposed legislation “would expand taxpayer support for derivatives and create broad new trading loopholes allowing banks to shirk risk management standards […]

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Sabato rating: NH1 toss-up, NH2 leans Democratic

In its debut House ratings for the 2014 cycle, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball identifies New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District as one of just seven toss-up races. That’s an improvement for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. In ratings updated just before the 2012 election, editor Kyle Kondik handicapped the race as “Leans Republican” and wrote that he favored incumbent Frank Guinta to […]

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