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
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Maggie Hassan (won 2012 election)

Experience: Former NH Senate Majority Leader
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Brown University; JD, Northeastern Law School
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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 29, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan says National Guard recruiters should not be armed

July 28, 2015
NH1: Hassan fights to keep financing for NH drug czar alive
WMUR: Latest poll shows Ayotte leading Hassan
Concord Monitor: Governor signs bill modernizing securities regulations

July 26, 2015
WMUR: Governor Hassan joins governors across the country at summer meeting
NHBR: Hassan’s budget proposal: faster BPT cuts, but none in BET rate

July 25, 2015
Union Leader: New law adds fine on domestic violence charge

July 24, 2015
NH1: Hassan offers new NH budget plan: Cigarette tax, motor vehicle fee hikes to pay for business tax cuts
NHPR: Hassan Makes Budget Overture; GOP Finds it Lacking
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan presents compromise N.H. budget plan
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan’s budget compromise doesn’t impress GOP lawmakers
WMUR: Hassan focus of charges, counter-charges by pro-Republican group, Democrats
WMUR: Hassan offers compromise proposal on budget
Concord Monitor: Hassan offers compromise plan on state budget

July 23, 2015
NHBR: Governor signs bill limiting commercial lease tax
WMUR: WMUR poll: Ayotte holds small lead over Hassan in possible US Senate match-up

July 22, 2015
WMUR: WMUR poll: Hassan leads Sununu in potential 2016 match up
WMUR: Governor releases guidelines to fight state's heroin problem

July 21, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan vetoes Planet Fitness-related tax change
NHPR: Hassan Vetoes So-Called 'Planet Fitness' Tax Provision
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan vetoes Planet Fitness tax law request
WMUR: Gov. Hassan signs bill limiting use of welfare cards
Concord Monitor: Hassan vetoes Planet Fitness-related tax change

July 20, 2015
WMUR: Gov. Hassan to take action on Planet Fitness-related tax change

July 19, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Immunity for 911 callers with Good Samaritan Law

July 18, 2015
Keene Sentinel: Governor calls for more meetings on proposed gas pipeline in New Hampshire

July 17, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan wants more public input on pipeline plans
WMUR: Hassan urges Republican leaders to return to budget negotiations

July 15, 2015
Union Leader: Signed law eliminates felony cases from district court
WMUR: Hassan weighs in, noncommittal, on Iran deal
Concord Monitor: Governor signs Felonies First bill  
Concord Monitor: Federal grant to combat substance abuse turns political hot-button issue in N.H.
Conway Daily Sun: Hassan hails Lower Falls renovation project

July 14, 2015
NHPR: Hassan Signs Bill to Increase Funding For Domestic Violence Prevention
NHPR: Hassan Signs Bill To Study Uber, Ridesharing Services
NHPR: Gov. Hassan Has Been Busy With Her Veto Pen This Year
NHPR: On The Political Front: 2016 Senate Race Looms Over State Budget Battle
Union Leader: Bill raises funds for domestic violence prevention
WMUR: Sununu criticizes Hassan over heroin grant
WMUR: Hassan signs bill increasing domestic violence prevention funding
WMUR: Dueling polls: Newly-released GOP survey has Ayotte leading Hassan

July 13, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Budget stalemate puts Hassan's Senate decision on hold

July 11, 2015
Union Leader: Hassan vetoes 30-day wait to vote in New Hampshire
WMUR: Hassan vetoes bill requiring 30-day residency for voting
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan vetoes 30-day residency requirement to vote

July 10, 2015
Union Leader: Governor signs $126 million capital budget
Conway Daily Sun: Gov. Hassan to attend Lower Falls dedication Friday

July 9, 2015
Union Leader: Hassan signs Good Samaritan bill into law
Concord Monitor: Hassan signs ‘Good Samaritan’ law
Union Leader: GOP wants records of Hassan's communication with Sen. Reid

July 8, 2015
WMUR: Hassan being urged to consider ‘all options,’ top advisor says
NHPR: National Democrats Urge Hassan to Jump into Senate Race

July 7, 2015
NH1: Gov. Hassan vetoes bill to repeal concealed weapon permit requirement
Union Leader: Hassan shoots down gun bill that allowed concealed carry without a permit
Seacoast Online: Hassan vetoes bill to remove N.H. concealed carry license
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan signs bill banning synthetic drugs in N.H.
NHPR: Gov. Hassan Signs Bill Expanding The Use Of Medical Marijuana
NHPR: Hassan Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Drugs Sales Statewide
NHPR: Gov. Hassan Vetoes Bill Ending Conceal & Carry Permits
Concord Monitor: Hassan vetoes bill to remove concealed carry license
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan vetoes bill to remove concealed carry license

July 6, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan: Budget impasse will be solved by compromise
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan signing bill banning synthetic drugs

July 4, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan likely to veto bill removing concealed gun license
Concord Monitor: State House: Bills’ fates hang on Hassan

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

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