This week it was WMUR-TV’s turn to showcase forums between the candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House.
Also this week, polling from the University of New Hampshire showed some movement in some races, particularly for governor and in the 2nd Congressional District.
As was the case last week in the NH1/WBIN forums, the WMUR Granite State Forums didn’t break any new ground when it came to candidates’ stands on issues, and their well-rehearsed snipes at each other.
The 1st CD forum between Democrat incumbent Carol Shea-Porter and Republican challenger Frank Guinta occurred on Monday evening. See WMUR coverage here
Tuesday evening featured the 2nd CD candidates -- Democrat incumbent Annie Kuster and Republican Marilinda Garcia. See WMUR’s coverage here
The gubernatorial candidates -- Democrat incumbent Maggie Hassan and GOP challenger Walt Havenstein -- sparred on Wednesday. WMUR coverage is here
The U.S. Senate forum between incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republlican Scott Brown was Thursday night. That debate revealed some confusion on Brown’s part as to the location of Sullivan County. See WMUR coverage here
As WMUR was sequencing through the debates, the UNH Survey Center was releasing its latest WMUR Granite State Polls.
Here are the headlines:
- Shaheen And Brown Race Still In Margin of Error 10/30/14
- Hassan Widens Lead Over Havenstein In NH Governor's Race, GOP Likely To Win Both Houses In Legislature 10/29/14
- Kuster Opens Lead In CD2 10/28/14
- First Congressional District Race Still A Dead Heat 10/27/14
The campaigns make their run for home over the weekend with Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Political heavy hitters from both parties continue to visit the Granite State on behalf of candidates.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Nashua on Sunday afternoon to campaign on behalf of Shaheen and Hassan.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to campaign with Havenstein on Monday in New London.
After Tuesday’s election, the focus will be on Clinton, Christie and others as potential candidates for president in 2016.
With the election just days away, please take the opportunity, if you haven’t already, to download our free NH VoterGuide 2014 app
for Apple and Android devices.In other news
Gov. Hassan said the state will impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone coming into the state who has been exposed to Ebola. See an NHPR story here
The Executive Council this week approved a $4 million bond to fund a wind project in Berlin. See a Concord Monitor story here
The wind farm project is among the topics under discussion on our Facebook page
. Join in on the discussion and we’ll see you next week.