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Hassan, Hemingway file for NH governor's race
She was one of two gubernatorial candidates to file on the next to last day of the filing period.
She cited the bi-partisan support for the two-year budget, freezing state college tuition, doubling the research and development tax credit, providing health care to 50,000 poor adults and raising the gas tax to fix the state’s roads and bridges as hallmarks of her first term.
But she said more work needs to be done and vowed again to veto any sales or income tax that makes its way to her desk.
Hassan said health insurance for those eligible under Medicaid expansion should be available soon after the July 1 target for the program, but noted federal approval is needed before it can begin.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway of Bristol also filed to run.
“The people of New Hampshire are ready for a change,” Hemingway said, “they are ready to defeat the status quo because it is not working.”
People are concerned about jobs, about paying for gas and mortgages and if their children receive a good education, Hemingway said.
“I’ve been working and building a grassroots network,” he said, and also took heart from David Brat’s victory over U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this week.
Hemingway took aim at Hassan’s trade mission to Turkey, saying the money could be better spent attracting Massachusetts or New York businesses to the state or going to Canada or Mexico.
Hemingway, 39, lives in Bristol and has worked on a number of campaigns in the Granite State.
He agreed to the state’s $650,000 voluntary campaign spending limit in both the primary and the general election.
Ian Freeman of Keene and Clecia Terrio of Manchester filed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as well on Thursday and Daniel J. Greene of Pittsfield filed for the Republican nomination.
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