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  1. New Hampshire newspaper The Union Leader made an endorsement for Mitt Romney on Sunday, as well as N.H. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne in an editorial by Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid.

    "It is too often said, but this really is a very important election," McQuaid writes. "Nationally, we will have either four more years of deficit spending and government expansion under President Obama and Joe Biden, or at least the chance of restoring the economy and reining in the government under Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We think the right choice is Romney-Ryan." 

  2. According to the Concord Monitor, two New Hampshire labor unions are spending $1.3 million to air this attack ad on N.H. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne over the next three weeks. 

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  3. New Hampshire’s current Governor, John Lynch, is stepping down after eight years in office.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lynch announced his endorsement of fellow Democrat Maggie Hassan to become his replacement.

    "Maggie Hassan is the leader to help the state moving forward," Lynch said on Tuesday.

  4. Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Ovide Lamontagne won their parties’ nominations on Tuesday, both by sizable margins, and will now vie to become the New Hampshire’s next Governor. 

  5. Is New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley’s “Pledge Zombie” ad the weirdest of 2012?

    In the ad, Cilley explains her reasoning for not taking New Hampshire’s “anti-tax pledge," describing other N.H. politicians as "zombies to the pledge."

    All the while, she casually defends her home from a horde of murderous zombies (Who are very rudely interrupting the filming of her campaign ad).  Perhaps the ad is meant to convey the cool, balanced leadership that Cilley would exhibit if such a zombie attack should take place.     

    Cilley, a former state senator, is in a tight race with Maggie Hassan for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire. 

  6. All I can say is that we have the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the country — something is not working.”

    - Pat McCrory, Republican gubernatorial candidate on North Carolina’s declining reputation as a business-friendly state.

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  7. iamateenagefeminist:

    (Governor) Snyder had planned to sign two voter suppression laws this morning. One would have put tougher restrictions on registering people to vote and the other would have required proof of citizenship in order to vote in MI. 

    He quietly vetoed them this morning. 

    Thanks dude!  

    — A tumblr reblog in support of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, vetoing a Republican-backed bill that would have placed additional regulations on voting.

    (via iamayoungfeminist)

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