New Hampshire Presidential Primary: February 9, 2016

New Hampshire Candidates for Governor Election Race 2016

New Hampshire Candidates for Governor
New Hampshire Candidates for Governor
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State Primary: September 13, 2016

New Hampshire Governor Election Race Republican and Democrat

Republican Governor Candidates

Jeb Bradley (R)
Frank Edelblut (R)
Donnalee Lozeau (R)
Chris Sununu (R)

Democrat Governor Candidates

Jackie Cilley (D)
Mark Connolly (D)
Andrew Hosmer (D)
Chris Pappas (D)
Stefany Shaheen (D)
Colin Van Ostern (D)

Other Governor Candidates

Jon Lavoie (Independent)

New Hampshire Candidates for Congress Republican and Democrat

We see several competitive races for congress in NH.

District 1:
Kelly Ayotte (R)
Bill O’Brien (R)
Maggie Hassan (D)

District 2:
Annie Kuster (D)
Jack Flanagan (R)


New Hampshire History. What every Gubernatorial Candidate and candidate for Congress should know:

New Hampshire was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted with the British rule in the American Revolution. In January 1776, it became the first colony to set up an independent government and the first to establish a constitution, but the latter explicitly stated "we never sought to throw off our dependence on Great Britain", meaning that it was not the first to actually declare its independence (that honor instead belongs to Rhode Island).[6] The historic attack on Fort William and Mary (now Fort Constitution) helped supply the cannon and ammunition for the Continental Army that was needed for the Battle of Bunker Hill that took place north of Boston a few months later. New Hampshire raised three regiments for the Continental Army, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd New Hampshire regiments. New Hampshire Militia units were called up to fight at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Bennington, Saratoga Campaign and the Battle of Rhode Island. John Paul Jones' ship the Sloop-of-war USS Ranger and the frigate USS Raleigh were built in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, along with other naval ships for the Continental Navy and privateers to hunt down British merchant shipping.

On January 5, 1776, the Congress of New Hampshire, meeting in Exeter, ratified the first state constitution in the soon-to-be United States, six months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Concord was named the state capital in 1808.