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Debate rule No. 1: Don't crash

Debates are the NASCAR events of politics, Andy Smith says. “People watch it for the car crashes.”

Debate season is upon us

There are five televised debates this week, including two for U.S. Senate candidates Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown. The four Granite State Debates are Oct. 27 to Oct. 30.

Outside spending is 'where the action is'

Spending by outside groups has far eclipsed the candidates' campaign coffers.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Brown claims Shaheen engaging in "smear" campaign

Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown is accusing Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of going beyond distorting his record on women's health care issues.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Debate deal or no deal?

The Manchester and Nashua chambers of commerce continue plans for a U.S. Senate debate - or a "forum" - but the candidates are at "impasse" on the format.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: GOP strengthens pro-life plank

A "personhood" amendment reinforces the NH GOP's position. Republicans at their state convention also rejected a move to strike language that marriage is a legal union between a man and a woman.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Brown creates 'Don't come home' petition

Scott Brown launched a petition asking Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen not to leave Washington for recess until Congress secures the border and passes a bill to strip American ISIS fighters of their U.S. citizenship.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Kuster, Hassan agree to debates

Setting sights on Nov. 4, Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Gov. Maggie Hassan agree to debate schedules with the Republican nominees, Marilinda Garcia and Walt Havenstein, respectively.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Bob Smith gets A+ from NH Firearms Coalition

Senate Republican hopeful Bob Smith landed the highest mark of any federal candidate in the group's "Primary Grades" report.

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Garcia to air her first TV ad

The 2nd Congressional District Republican hopeful says it is time for "a new generation of conservative leaders to challenge the status quo."

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