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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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The Ohio Special Election Is a Warning to Republicans

By Russell Berman

Republicans look poised to eke out a victory in the last major congressional bellwether before the November midterm elections. But a razor-thin margin in a suburban Ohio district the GOP has held comfortably for decades confirms that the party’s grip on control of Congress is shaky.

Troy Balderson, a Republican state legislator who secured a late push from President Trump, appeared to hold off Democrat Danny O’Connor on Tuesday in a special House election in and around Ohio’s capital city of Columbus. With all precincts reporting, Balderson led 50.2 percent to 49.3 percent, although the race remained too close for the major networks and the Associated Press to call. Rather than explicitly concede, O’Connor rallied his supporters for a November rematch both candidates knew was coming regardless of the night’s result.

“We’re not stopping now,” he said late Tuesday. “Tomorrow we rest and then we keep fighting through to November.”

The race was the last in a series of closely watched special elections in House districts that Republicans have dominated for years. The GOP has won all but one of them—a narrow loss in Pennsylvania in March—but over-performance by Democrats in nearly every instance has buoyed the party’s hopes that it can …read more

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