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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March 3, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan's travel records requested by NHGOP
Union Leader: Hassan, Shaheen attend Emily's List gala
NH1: NY, DC speeches fuel more Hassan 2016 Senate talk

Feb. 28, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: NH governor defends budget, proposed COO position

Feb. 27, 2015
NHPR: Political ads look ahead to possible Hassan-Ayotte showdown
Concord Monitor: Hassan urges Republicans to follow her lead and be clear on what they’re willing to fund or not
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan to help deliver chowder from Super Bowl wager

Feb. 26, 2015
NH1: Top pro-GOP outside group slams Gov. Hassan in new ad

Feb. 25, 2015
Concord Monitor: Hassan nominates Goulet as head of state’s IT department

Feb. 24, 2015
Concord Monitor: Gov. Hassan calls for clean homeland security funding bill
Union Leader: Roads, schools common ground at National Governors Association
NH1: Hassan: NH health care program has 35,000 enrollees

Feb. 23, 2015
NHPR: Hassan visits Washington D.C. for governor's conference, Obama meeting

Feb. 20, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan declares Entrepreneurship Week in NH
Concord Monitor: Hassan to kick off three-day trip to D.C.

Feb. 19, 2015
WMUR: Poll shows Gov. Hassan's job approval rating at 55 percent

Feb. 18, 2015
NHPR: Hassan banks on keno but still wants a casino
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan still supports casino
Union Leader: Hassan lays out budget priorities to lawmakers
WMUR: Hassan still supports casino but leaves it out of budget
Concord Monitor: As 'right-to-work' bills vetted, Hassan says she would veto them
Concord Monitor: Hassan presents budget to Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee; House projections $229M lower than hers
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan still supports casino despite absence in her budget
NH1: Hassan on budget: Republicans be honest if deep cuts wanted

Feb. 17, 2015
Citizen of Laconia: Hassan's state budget plan may boost local projects
Concord Monitor: Lawmakers to question Maggie Hassan on budget proposal
Concord Monitor: In New Hampshire speech, Christie takes aim at Gov. Hassan

Feb. 16, 2015
NHPR: Governor Hassan on her '16-17 budget priorities and how to pay for them
Concord Monitor: Hassan's budget carries clues to possible Senate run

Feb. 15, 2015
Union Leader: State budget plan greeted as mixed bag
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: State budget proposal has a little something for all
WMUR: Capital Beat: Governor’s budget plan avoids casino gambling in favor of keno

Feb. 14, 2015
Concord Monitor: PolitiFact NH: Maggie Hassan says NH had highest median income in U.S. in 2013
NH1: NHGOP posts fake ad for NH COO position

Feb. 13, 2014
NHPR: Governor Hassan delivers 2015 budget address
NHPR: Hassan plan includes a new 'chief operating officer'
Seacoast Online: Keno, no casino, in Gov. Hassan's $11.5B budget
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan presents state budget proposal; budget would grow 6.4 percent over two years
WMUR: Hassan presents proposed $11.5B budget plan
Concord Monitor: Hassan identifies new funds to pay for state budget increases
Concord Monitor: Education funding looms large in Hassan’s budget, but not enough for tuition freeze at UNH
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan's $11.5B budget includes modest new revenue
Foster's Daily Democrat: USNH budget 10 percent less than requested 
NH1: Gov. Hassan proposes $11.4 billion budget with cigarette tax, Keno, motor vehicle fee hikes

Feb. 12, 2015
NHPR: Hassan faces challenges, questions on budget priorities
Union Leader: Hassan to present budget proposal
WMUR: Hassan to present budget proposal to lawmakers
Concord Monitor: Hassan budget plan to include state chief operating officer
Foster's Daily Democrat: Revenue vs. spending likely key to Hassan's budget proposal

Feb. 11, 2015
NHPR: Nursing home residents, administrators want Hassan to reinstate $7 million cut
Union Leader: Safety head Barthelmes nominated for another term
Concord Monitor: Hassan facing pressure ahead of her budget proposal
NH1: Nursing home community concerned about Medicaid cuts

Feb. 10, 2015
Union Leader: - NHGOP, Gov. Hassan spar over right-to-know law

Feb. 9, 2015
Seacoast Online: Millions in lawsuit settlements strain New Hampshire budget
Union Leader: State House Dome: Budget figuring shows NH's limits

Feb. 7, 2015
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan, NH employees agree on 2% pay raise
Union Leader: Workers’ union and state reach contract agreement
Concord Monitor: State House: Hassan, state employees union reach tentative deal

Feb. 5, 2015
Union Leader: Debate over commuter rail in Granite State taking shape
Union Leader: GOP seeks right-to-know on Hassan travel

Feb. 4, 2015
Seacoast Online: Study: Big gains if rail expands from Mass. to Manchester, NH
Union Leader: Former Gov. Lynch receives Frost Award for service
Union Leader: Study recommends rail to Nashua, Manchester
WMUR: Lynch honored with service award in Manchester
WMUR: Study: Commuter rail expansion best option for job creation
Concord Monitor: Bringing commuter rail to NH could set the stage for ‘new generation of economic growth’
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua, state officials urge movement on commuter rail, study find Manchester terminus most cost-effective

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