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Granite Status: Two NH little guys wage battles as a matter of principle

Those who say you can’t fight City Hall have not met people like Bill Whalen or Anne Blake.

Democrats have own ideas of who replaces Sylvia Larsen

When Democratic Senate minority leader Sylvia Larsen decided she wasn't going to seek reelection after two decades in the State House, she didn't share the secret with too many people until the day she announced it on the New Hampshire Senate floor.

N.H. Senate President backs Brown

New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, endorsed Scott Brown in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate on Monday, adding an influential voice to the list of establishment GOP leaders backing the former Massachusetts senator in his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: GOP senate candidates spar over unity pledge

Up until Wednesday evening, U.S. Senate candidates Bob Smith and Jim Rubens had both declined to sign a GOP unity pledge circulated by state Republican Party Chair Jennifer Horn, which would commit both men as well as former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to support whichever wins their primary for the right to face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen this fall. Brown had already signed.

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: NH Democrats, GOP see advantage in Cantor's Va. primary loss

Reverberations from the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's Seventh Congressional District were felt in New Hampshire on Wednesday, as both Democrats and Republicans claimed that Cantor's loss in the GOP primary would work to their benefit.

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Mutual respect and sincerity in the 'sausage factory'

Mutual respect and genuine affection spread across the aisles of the New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday, as three senators were honored upon their retirement and a fourth made a surprise announcement. Partisan politics were set aside as the Senate wound up business for the current session.

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Gambling debate resonates in Second District Congressional race

In a morning of dueling press conferences, supporters of expanded gambling in New Hampshire took aim at state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, endorsing her opponent in the race for New Hampshire's Second District congressional seat. An hour later in Concord, anti-gambling forces came to Garcia's defense.

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Hassan readies Turkish trade mission despite travel ban

Gov. Maggie Hassan, with legislative approval, has issued an executive order freezing out-of-state travel paid for from the state's general fund, but is going ahead with a $15,000 trade mission to Turkey.

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