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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July 3, 2015
WMUR: Budget battle slows speculation over Hassan Senate run
Valley News: Hassan: Revisit state budget

July 1, 2015
NHPR: By announcing campaign bid early, is Ayotte trying to force Hassan's hand?
NHPR: Hassan signs bill to study commuter rail funding

June 30, 2015
NH1: Hassan officially signs bill to study commuter rail funding for NH

June 28, 2015
Union Leader: Hassan veto fuels talk she won't challenge Ayotte

June 27, 2015
Union Leader: Hassan vetoes bill requiring parental notice
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan: Proud that state helped pave way to 'historic day'

June 26, 2015
Seacoast Online: Hassan vetoes budget of 'false promises'
WMUR: Gov. Hassan vetoes budget passed by NH House, Senate
Concord Monitor: Hassan vetoes budget; will sign 6-month spending plan

June 25, 2015
NH1: Hassan, GOP legislative leaders drift further away from compromise in NH budget
NHPR: As House, Senate pass budget, Hassan reiterates veto vow
Concord Monitor: PolitiFact NH: Ad says Hassan proposed $1 billion spending increase
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan determined to veto state budget

June 24, 2015
Seacoast Online: Hassan and GOP senators clash on budget
NH1: NH budget showdown shifts to what happens day before vote

June 23, 2015
WMUR: Rove-backed group to begin airing radio ad blasting Hassan on budget veto threat
WMUR: Hassan: Proposed state budget 'sets us up to fail'

June 20, 2015
NH1: Sparks fly over Gov. Hassan's veto threat and 2016 presidential fortunes

June 19, 2015
WMUR: Hassan promises veto of Republican-led budget plan
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan threatens to veto Republican-crafted state budget
NH1: Hassan vows to veto budget proposed by NH GOP

June 18, 2015
NHPR: Gov. Hassan threatens to veto budget if it doesn't change
Seacoast Online: 'You are our future,' governor tells Newfields class of 2015
Union Leader: Governor threatens veto of state budget
WMUR: Hassan threatens to veto Republican-crafted budget

June 17, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan critical of GOP budget priorities

June 15, 2015
NHPR: State budget negotiations pose political test for Hassan

June 13, 2015
Union Leader: Hassan vetoes bill that would allow opt-out of standardized testing
Concord Monitor: Hassan vetoes bill letting students opt out of state tests
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan nominates former Nashua alderman James Tollner to Nashua Police Commission
NH1: Governor Hassan not ready to use 'V word' in state budget talks

June 12, 2015
NHPR: Gov. Hassan likely to veto change in voting requirement
WMUR: Voting residency requirement faces possible veto by governor
Concord Monitor: Hassan urged to veto 30-day residency requirement for voting
Union Leader: Law gives agencies broader power to enter homes where child abuse is suspected

June 11, 2015
WMUR: New Hampshire Primary Source: Conservative group about to add radio ads to its anti-Hassan campaign

June 10, 2015
NHPR: Hassan lauds seniors who gave up school trip to help principal with cancer
Citizen of Laconia: Hassan talks healthcare in Plymouth

June 9, 2015
NH1: New NH law passed to sustain shellfish restoration in Great Bay
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan signs into law Great Bay shellfish restoration bill
WMUR: Conservative group makes $1 million ad buy to hit Hassan on spending

June 8, 2015
Concord Monitor: Legislature sends dozens of bills to Hassan's desk

June 5, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan, Senate Republicans at odds over $11.3B budget plan

June 3, 2015
NH1: Children banned from NH alcohol labels
NH1: Gov. Hassan vetoes end-of-life bill
NHPR: Hassan signs bill making overdose-reversing drug Narcan available by prescription
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan signs bill allowing anti-overdose drug prescriptions
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan vetoes end-of-life, constitutional convention bills
Seacoast Online: Tanning ban for minors becomes law in NH
WMUR: Governor signs bill that bans tanning for teens
Concord Monitor: New law takes effect immediately offering overdose reversal medicine to public
Concord Monitor: New law bans indoor tanning for minors

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