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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April 23, 2014
NHPR: Governor Hassan calls on Senate to increase minimum wage
Seacoast Online: Hassan: 'State' of New Hampshire is 'strong'
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan: High tech businesses need skilled workers
Union Leader: Granite Status: Meet the Havenstein campaign team
Nashua Telegraph: Governor, House speaker back bill to increase minimum wage in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan: NH strong, growing stronger

April 22, 2014
Union Leader: GOP governor hopeful: Slots for charity
Union Leader: Havenstein’s abortion stance scrutinized
Seacoast Online: Casino likely topic of Hassan's 'State of the State' address

April 21, 2014
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan to address chamber Tuesday
Union Leader: Havenstein: 'I'm a pro-choice Republican'

April 18, 2014
WMUR: Poll shows NH residents approve of Gov. Maggie Hassan

April 17, 2014

Union Leader: Havenstein announces for Republican nomination in governor's race
Union Leader: Granite Status: Havenstein talks tax stance to make position clear
WMUR: Havenstein officially in GOP race for governor
Concord Monitor: Havenstein, NH Republican gubernatorial candidate, builds platform on economic growth, jobs
Eagle-Tribune: Havenstein announces bid for governor
Nashua Telegraph: New GOP face, former BAE boss, gets into race for governor
NHPR: Havenstein says he's ready (and eligible) to run for governor
Seacoast Online: Poll: Gov. Hassan gets good rating, GOP names little-known

April 16, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Businessman Havenstein to enter NH governor's race

April 13, 2014
Citizen of Laconia: Hassan addresses Alzheimer's forum in DC

April 12, 2014
Union Leader: Ex-governors gather to boost Bridges House

April 10, 2014
Union Leader: Governor appoints STEM task force
Nashua Telegraph: Committee formed to make STEM education recommendations
NHPR: STEM taskforce of parents, profs and administrators plan for future workforce

April 9, 2014
Concord Monitor: Hassan declares ‘Equal Pay Day’ as Democrats urge NH House to pass wage fairness bill
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan pushes for pay equity between men, women in NH

April 8, 2014
NHPR: Opponents question residency of likely GOP governor candidate

April 7, 2014
Keene Sentinel: Republican race for governor draws two so far

April 6, 2014
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Just who is Walter Havenstein?

April 4, 2014
NHPR: Hassan delays portion of Medicaid managed care plan

April 3, 2014
Union Leader: Republican Walt Havenstein running for governor
WMUR: Havenstein enters GOP race for governor
Concord Monitor: Republican Havenstein enters NH governor’s race despite eligibility questions
Seacoast Online: Former defense contractor running for NH governor

April 2, 2014
WMUR: Sources: Republican Walter Havenstein to run for governor

March 29, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: Did ex-BAE chief, pondering gubernatorial run, live in Maryland or in New Hampshire?

March 28, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan praises state’s successes before SCU audience
Nashua Telegraph: Medicaid expansion signed into law: Democrats claim victory, Republicans stay away
NHPR: Hassan signs Medicaid expansion
Seacoast Online: Hassan signs Medicaid expansion into law
WMUR: Gov. Maggie Hassan signs Medicaid expansion into law

March 27, 2014
Concord Monitor: Hassan, NH businesses to visit Turkey in June
NHBR: Governor to lead NH trade mission to Turkey

March 26, 2014
Concord Monitor: Republican NH gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway releases privacy-related policy platform

March 25, 2014
Seacoast Online: On board the Ghost Ship: Officials take a tour of new stealth craft
Nashua Telegraph: GOP candidate for governor backs privacy issues

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