The Week in Review carefully examines the past week and what it means to the citizens of New Hampshire.

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The Week in Review - Sept. 13, 2014:

Republican voters in Tuesday’s primary selected their slate of statewide candidates in November’s final election: Walt Havenstein for governor, Scott Brown for U.S. Senate, Frank Guinta for 1st Congressional District, and Marilinda Garcia for 2nd CD.

They’ll face the Democratic incumbents who were largely unopposed in Tuesday’s primary:  Maggie Hassan for governor, Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate, Carol Shea-Porter for 1st CD, and Ann Kuster for 2nd CD.

As LFDA editor Paul Briand suggested in his discussion post, there weren’t any real surprises on Tuesday, but there could be some surprises come November as the candidates campaign for the hearts and minds of independent, pragmatic New Hampshire voters, most of whom are not tied to one party or the other.

All the election results, courtesy of the secretary of state’s office, are here. Only 19 percent of registered voters went to the polls.

Candidates quickly got to work. See a Union Leader story about the Republicans here. See a Concord Monitor story about the Democrats here.

Republicans capped off the week with a unity rally, led by visiting Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Read a Foster’s Daily Democrat story here.

One piece of news that tangential to the election is the emergence of New Hampshire 1 News, which will begin broadcasting from its new studios in Concord beginning Monday, just in time for coverage of the general election campaign.

It means that WMUR isn’t the only Granite State-based television station anymore and it adds another layer of statewide coverage to the media mix.

NH1 is the progeny of Bill Binnie, who you might remember as the Rye businessman in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate back in 2010. See a Concord Monitor story here.

Remembering 9/11

There were gatherings throughout New Hampshire on Thursday as Granite Staters remembered the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Gov. Hassan participated in ceremonies in Manchester and Hampton, proclaiming it as a “Day of Remembrance.”

““We ... remember all of those who – regardless of their role or their occupation when they started the day – became heroes on September 11, risking their lives in the aftermath of those tragic events to protect people who they had never met simply because we’re all Americans,” Hassan said in her statement. “And this year, the loss of dedicated Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant and two intrepid journalists – James Foley and Steven Sotloff – will be fresh on our minds, adding new pain to this solemn occasion. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the 10 Granite Staters we lost on September 11 and all of the innocent victims, Lance Corporal Garabrant, James, Steven and their loved ones, and we are eternally grateful for our men and women in uniform and those whose courageous sacrifices keep us safe.”

An eye toward 2016

The mid-term election provides a good opportunity for candidates thinking about a presidential run to New Hampshire to endorse candidates as they heighten their own visibility.

For example, Kentucky Sen. Paul was in town immediately after the primary to endorse Scott Brown and rally state Republicans. See a Union Leader story here.

More will follow. You can anticipate a Chris Christie visit for Walt Havenstein, maybe a Joe Biden visit for Maggie Hassan, and maybe even a Hillary Clinton visit for Jeanne Shaheen.

Sarah Long Bridge money

New Hampshire officials joined with their Maine counterparts to announce a $25 million federal grant to help build a replacement for the Sarah Long Bridge between the two states.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recover (TIGER) grant will be used to fund the rail portion of the bridge. The rail line is used to transport nuclear waste from submarines undergoing maintenance work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, according to Seacoast Online.

Facebook discussion

Here’s a question for you: Should NH eliminate partisan general elections, and have the top two candidates in the primary advance, even if they are from the same political party? One of our members posited that question in a discussion post, and we’ve got it up for discussion on Facebook. Let’s hear what you have to say about it.


Past Editions - Week in Review

September 2014
- Sept. 6: Debates lead into Tuesday primary
August 2014
- Aug. 30: Arthur T. large and in charge at Market Basket
- Aug. 23: Terror touches New Hampshire
- Aug. 16: Governor declares 'spice' emergency
- Aug. 9: Governor decides on last of 2014 bills
- Aug. 2: Governor vetoes three bills
July 2014
- July 26: Hassan signs more bills into law; a few still await action
- July 19: 2014 election issues dominate
- July 12: NH backs away from buffer zone enforcement
- July 5: Havenstein OK to run for governor
June 2014
- June 28: NH weighs Supreme Court ruling on new abortion buffer zone
- June 21: From the governor's desk
- June 14: Filing period ends, political races set
- June 7: NH Legislature wraps up business for 2014
May 2014
- May 31: State close to solution on hospital tax
- May 24: Gas tax hike is law, starts July 1
- May 17: Death penalty repeal resurrected
- May 10: Senate's GOP majority kills minimum wage bill
- May 3: House deals another blow to casino gambling
April 2014
- April 26: Gas tax hike approved
- April 19: Death penalty remains
- April 12: Brown makes it official; casino bill sweetened
- April 5: Death penalty debated
March 2014
- March 29: Medicaid expansion signed into law
- March 22: PAC money questioned in Senate race, firearms study tabled in House
- March 15: House says no to casino, Senate says yes to gas tax
- March 8: GOP Senate passes Medicaid expansion
- March 1: NH heroin use an 'epidemic'
February 2014
- Feb. 22: Medicaid expansion passes Senate hurdle
- Feb. 15: Senate: Yes to domestic violence bill, House: No to gun background checks
- Feb. 8: Hassan discusses state of the state
- Feb. 1: Senate panel ups the ante with two casinos
January 2014
- Jan. 25: House wants buried transmission lines
- Jan. 18: Against long odds, House backs pot use
- Jan. 11: Legislature gets down to business
- Jan. 4: Snowy start to 2014
December 2013
- Dec. 28: Closing out 2013, looking ahead to 2014
- Dec. 21: Much ado about Senate race in NH
- Dec. 14: Compromise budget gets reps' support
- Dec. 7: Legislature jump starts gas tax
November 2013
- Nov. 30: GOP primary on tap for Executive Council
- Nov. 23: Medicaid expansion for NH fails
- Nov. 16: NH loses a North Country icon
- Nov. 9: Legislature must resolve competing Medicaid expansion bills
- Nov. 2: Health care issues dominate week of headlines
October 2013
- Oct. 26: Death penalty repeal effort renewed
- Oct. 19: NH delegation unanimous in vote to end shutdown, raise debt ceiling
- Oct. 12: Medicaid panel recommends expansion
- Oct. 5: Government shutdown takes hold
September 2013
- Sept. 28: Obamacare and government shutdown loom
- Sept. 21: Another shooting, answers sought again
- Sept. 14: Healthcare takes center stage
- Sept. 7: Syria decision weighs on NH congressional delegation
August 2013
- Aug. 31: NH weighs Vermont Yankee shutdown
- Aug. 24: Northern Pass goes on charm offensive
- Aug. 17: Bragdon out as Senate president
- Aug. 10: 2016 creeping into NH
- Aug. 3: Gambling commission revived
July 2013
- July 27: Governor dispatches last of 2013 bills
- July 20: National issues bear down on NH
- July 13: Capital budget, later last call, 'Pathway to Work' bills signed
- July 6: 70 on I-93 and other bills into law
June 2013
- June 29: Hassan signs budget bills, tuitions freeze
- June 22: Conferees agree on budget; vote next week
- June 15: State budget negotiators narrow differences
- June 8: Senate passes budget, on to conference
- June 1: Senate panel budget in at $10.7b
May 2013
- May 25: House kills casino, Senate kills tax hikes
- May 18: House panel says no to casino
- May 11: Casino panel set for vote
- May 4: Marijuana bill goes up in smoke
April 2013
- April 27: Senate takes up 'stand your ground'
- April 20: Senate has busy week, region shaken by Boston bombings
- April 13: House takes up casino, Senate takes up budget
- April 6: House passes budget, new AG named
March 2013
- April 30: Gas tax bumped, 'stand your ground' dumped by House
- March 23: Casino issue narrows, marijuana gets backing, AG won't re-up
- March 16: Senate approves casino gambling; House nixes legal pot, abortion pause
- March 9: Out of committee
- March 2: Casino questioned
February 2013
- Feb. 23: Casino bills, highways and state vegetable
- Feb. 16: 2014-2015 budget
- Feb. 9: Blizzard of activity
- Feb. 2: Tax credit OK
January 2013
- Jan. 26: Cold outside, hot inside State House
- Jan. 19: Budget revenue
- Jan. 12: On hold
- Jan. 5: The 81st governor
December 2012
- Dec. 29: Hassan inauguration
- Dec. 22: Shootings recoil
- Dec. 15: Hunkering down
- Dec. 8: Less is more
- Dec. 1: Budget prep

November 2012
- Nov. 24: Rudman's passing
- Nov. 17: Post-election cleanup
- Nov. 10: The Democratic surge
- Nov. 3: Sandy-fueled urgency
October 2012
- Oct. 27: Last lap in face of storm
- Oct. 20: On the attack
- Oct. 13: Attitude shift
- Oct. 6: Gubernatorial debates
September 2012
- Sept. 29: Hide and seek
- Sept. 22: It's debatable
- Sept. 15: It's on for November
- Sept. 8: Swing state tango
- Sept. 1: Ayotte in RNC spotlight, lost jobs and bulging classrooms
August 2012
- Aug. 25: Money race
- Aug. 18: Presidential campaigns return
- Aug. 11: Eye on student-athletes
- Aug. 4: Battle for battleground
July 2012
- July 28: Clinton for Hassan
- July 21: Campaign rhythms
- July 14: Race for governor reigns
- July 7: Romney's working vacation
June 2012
- June 30: Legislature's last word
- June 23: Lynch on veto tear
- June 16: The governor's turn
- June 9: Ed funding crashes and burns
- June 2: Ed funding agreement
May 2012
- May 26: On to the governor
- May 19: State House abuzz
- May 12: Senate vs. House
- May 5: And then there were seven
April 2012
- April 28: Polls take pulse
- April 21: Shared stage
- April 14: Town's police chief killed
- April 7: Senate takes up bills
March 2012
- March 31: House wins redistricting fight
- March 24: Gay marriage stands
- March 17: Right to work, the sequel
- March 10: Politics of contraception
- March 3: Hail to the chief
February 2012
- Feb. 25: Man with a gun
- Feb. 18: This one or that?
- Feb. 11: Race for governor
- Feb. 4: GOP legislative to-do list
January 2012
- Jan. 28: More babies, less welfare
- Jan. 21: Redistricting the state
- Jan. 14: Circus leaves town
- Jan. 7: Game on
December 2011
- Dec. 31: Showdown on gun bills
- Dec. 24: Ovide won't endorse
- Dec. 17: Untangling redistricting
- Dec. 10: This land is whose land?
- Dec. 3: Right-to-work fails
November 2011
- Nov. 26: Obama comes calling
- Nov. 19: And Smith makes three
- Nov. 12: Retirement records are public
- Nov. 5: Primary is Jan. 10
October 2011

- Oct. 29: Hassan in for governor
- Oct. 22: Nevada bows to GOP pressure
- Oct. 15: Raising Cain
- Oct. 8: High court vacancy
- Oct. 1: 'Whatever it takes'

September 2011
- Sept. 24: Lamontagne is first in
- Sept. 17: Lynch will move on
- Sept. 10: Veto votes
- Sept. 3: The post storm(s) clean-up

August 2011
- Aug. 27: NH GOP in stormy drama
- Aug. 20: NH GOP imploding?
- Aug. 13: Democrats gain a seat
- Aug. 6: Debt deal, debt deja vu


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