Below is a list of winners and losers from the 2012 NH Gubernatorial Election, as well as outgoing Gov. John Lynch. To find more about each candidate, please click on the links below.


Outgoing Governor:


Governor John Lynch

Gov. John Lynch

Experience: Governor 2005 - present
Residence: Hopkinton
Family: Married, 3 children
Education: UNH, MBA Harvard Business School, JD Georgetown University
Official site:




Maggie Hassan (won 2012 election)

Experience: Former NH Senate Majority Leader
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Brown University; JD, Northeastern Law School
Official site:



Other Candidates from 2012 Gubernatorial Election:

Ovide Lamontagne (lost 2012 election) 
Experience: 2010 US Senate candidate, lawyer
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Catholic University of America; JD, University of Wyoming College of Law
Official site:

John Babiarz (lost 2012 election)
Experience: USAF veteran, former NH gubernatorial candidate, former Chair of NH Libertarian Party
Family: Married
Education: HS Diploma, Firefighter and EMT training
Official site:


Peter Cordatos (lost 2012 election)
Experience: Former NH gubernatorial candidate (1994)
Official site: 

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Nov. 17, 2014
Seacoast Online: Agencies present requests for next budget

Nov. 15, 2014
Seacoast Online: City has ‘very good meeting’ with governor

Nov. 14, 2014
NHPR: State agencies present budget requests to Gov. Hassan
Seacoast Online: Hassan kicks off insurance sign-up season

Nov. 13, 2014
Union Leader: Havenstein, Hassan spent more than $1m each in general election
WMUR: More than $5.5 million spent in governor's race
Concord Monitor: Hassan introduces new SEC nominees

Nov. 12, 2014
NHPR: Governor, Congressional leaders honor state's 130,000 vets
Seacoast Online: Hassan nominates Rye lawyer to PUC committee
Concord Monitor: FHassan changes nominations to Site Evaluation Committee
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan makes nominations to PUC, energy committee

Nov. 10, 2014
WMUR: Hassan declares November as Carbon Monoxide Awareness month

Nov. 8, 2014
WMUR: -Governor will face Republican-controlled House, Senate

Nov. 7, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: GOP's Havenstein to stay active; mum on future run
NH1: Walt Havenstein won't rule out a second run for office

Nov. 6, 2014
NHPR: In second term, Hassan faces GOP-led Legislature, Executive Council
Nashua Telegraph: New Hampshire Democrats keep US Senate, governor

Nov. 5, 2014
NHPR: Hassan wins second term as governor
Seacoast Online: Gov. Maggie Hassan wins second term
Union Leader: Hassan holds off Havenstein challenge to return to corner office
WMUR: Hassan wins re-election bid for governor
Concord Monitor: Strong returns vault Hassan to another term as governor
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan wins second term
Nashua Telegraph: NH exit poll results: 'Carpetbagger' tag sticks to Brown; Hassan picks up GOP crossover votes
NH1: Maggie Hassan tops Walt Havenstein to win 2nd term as governor

Nov. 4, 2014
NHPR: Christie makes fifth NH visit to campaign for Havenstein
Union Leader: GOP's Christie gets on the bus to stump for NH candidates
Union Leader: Hassan talks apples and politics during Londonderry campaign stop
Union Leader: On the issues: Gubernatorial candidates, at a glance
WMUR: Hassan, Havenstein campaigning as race for governor tightens
Conway Daily Sun: Hassan and Havenstein spar in Conway

Nov. 3, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan, Havestein making closing arguments to voters
Foster's Daily Democrat: Christie to make 5th NH stop for Havenstein
Nashua Telegraph: Clinton, Hassan, Shaheen rally voters at Nashua Community College
NH1: New NH1/NEC poll - NH Governor and Senate contests all knotted up

Nov. 2, 2014
WMUR: Candidates for governor, Senate, and Congress campaign in New Hampshire Saturday
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan, Havenstein making closing arguments to voters

Oct. 31, 2014
Seacoast Online: Havenstein touts economic plan
Seacoast Online: Democrats hit Havenstein on raises amid scam probe
Union Leader: Hassan says helping veterans remains a priority
Concord Monitor: U.S. Senate, gubernatorial races breed big ad spending
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan, Havenstein spending same amount

Oct. 30, 2014
NHPR: Hassan, Havenstein face off in last debate
NHPR:  Hassan says state will take action to enforce 21-day Ebola quarantine
Seacoast Online: Hassan, Havenstein trade barbs over economy
Seacoast Online: Hassan, Brown and Guinta win matchstick poll
Union Leader: Candidates for governor take on economy, Ebola in debate
Union Leader: Gubernatorial candidates spend about $1.2 million each
WMUR: Analysis: Grading the NH governor debate
WMUR: Hassan, Havenstein debate economy, energy, Ebola
WMUR: Poll shows Hassan increasing lead over Havenstein
Concord Monitor: Hassan, Havenstein get in last-minute jabs during final televised debate
Conway Daily Sun: Hassan wants to continue bipartisan progress
Keene Sentinel: A look at the issues: NH governor's race

Oct. 29, 2014
Seacoast Online: Havenstein at Portsmouth Rotary on Thursday
WMUR: Debate preview: New Hampshire governor
Citizen of Laconia: Governor labels drug use as serious public safety problem
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan, Havenstein to meet in final TV debate

Oct. 28, 2014
Conway Daily Sun: Havenstein outlines economic priorities as he vies to unseat Gov. Hassan
NH1: New NH1/NEC poll Governor and Senate contests all knotted up

Oct. 27, 2014

NHPR: John McCain campaigns with Walt Havenstein in Manchester
Union Leader: Candidates offer contrasts at Manchester breakfast debate
Union Leader: Sen. John McCain stumps for Havenstein in Manchester
WMUR: Candidates for governor out in full force

Oct. 26, 2014
Concord Monitor: Havenstein draws on military, business experience for leadership lessons
Concord Monitor: For Hassan, inclusion and opportunity guide path as governor

Oct. 25, 2014
Union Leader: Hassan, Havenstein spar over education
WMUR: Gov. Hassan announces departure of DOT commissioner

Oct. 24, 2014
NHPR: Governor's race not in the spotlight, but may be up for grabs
Union Leader: UMass Lowell polls show senate, gubernatorial races still a close call
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan touts record, criticizes opponent

Oct. 23, 2014
NHPR: In debate, Hassan, Havenstein defends record while distorting each others
Seacoast Online: Medicaid expansion, budget top governor's debate
Union Leader: Keene riots a focus of gubernatorial debate
Concord Monitor: Hassan, Havenstein go head-to-head at NH1 debate
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gubernatorial candidates butt heads at every chance
Nashua Telegraph: Business tax among areas where Hassan, Havenstein disagree at Chamber forum
NH1: NH1 Debates: Maggie Hassan vs. Walt Havenstein

Oct. 22, 2014
Union Leader: Hassan, Havenstein see future through different lenses
NH1: NH1 Debate Preview: NH Gov. Maggie Hassan hopes history repeats itself

Oct. 21, 2014
NHPR: Havenstein: 'No' to wind and solar, 'yes' to guns and gay rights
Seacoast Online: Havenstein stumps in Portsmouth
Foster's Daily Democrat: Havenstein touts military, private sector experience
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire home to ‘least positive’ gubernatorial ads, Senate race not far behind

Oct. 20, 2014
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire's slow recovery focus in gov's race
Union Leader: College president, Gov. Hassan promise to punish those involved in Keene riots
Keene Sentinel: Hassan meets with Keene officials, says she's "horrified" by Saturday's riots 

Oct. 18, 2014
WMUR: Candidates for governor describe different economic strategies

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