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Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday in front of Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee has committed to a public hearing Thursday to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford about her accusation that he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, according to people familiar with the deal the parties struck on Sunday….

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Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn’t work out that way.As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state legislatures, Democrats…

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Capital Beat: Advocates think 2019 is the year for publicly funded elections

It was an early flashpoint in the Democratic gubernatorial primary: Which candidate was doing more to turn away corporate campaign donations? It was a key factor in the Democrats’ race for the 1st Congressional District nomination, as Maura Sullivan’s massive war chest, filled with out-of-state cont…

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Early voting begins in neighboring states, but New Hampshire has higher turnout, Secretary of State says

The first ballots in the 2018 midterm elections were cast on Friday, as four states kicked off early voting, including Vermont.New Hampshire’s two other neighbors, Massachusetts and Maine, are among the 37 states across the country that this year offer “no-excuse” absentee ballots or other kinds of…

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Negron leads close GOP primary in 2nd Congressional District

As the votes were totaled throughout the night, Steve Negron’s narrow lead grew in the Republican battle for the 2nd Congressional District.By midnight, Negron, the Air Force Veteran from Nashua, led by nearly 1,000 votes over Hopkinton physician Stewart Levenson and Concord veteran Lynne Blankenbek…

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Former state senator to challenge Gov. Sununu in general election

Molly Kelly became the Democratic nominee for New Hampshire governor Tuesday by a decisive two-to-one margin after a campaign that focused on her experience in state government and eagerness to take on Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.Earning about two-thirds of the total votes, Kelly, a former five-ter…

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Merrimack County: Hilliard, Halvorsen win GOP primaries for sheriff, county attorney

Former Concord city councilor Paul Halvorsen held a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination for Merrimack County Attorney on Tuesday night, while incumbent Scott Hilliard won the GOP nomination for county sheriff.Halvorsen was poised to defeat Hillsborough County prosecutor Nicole…

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