New Hampshire primaries function crowded house race, the battle to challenge Governor: to watch races

There are 11 Democrats vying for the open U.S. house seat in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district. On the other side of the aisle, five Republicans fighting for the GOP nomination for the seat.

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New Hampshire voters are right, the list of candidates for the election in the two congressional primaries on Tuesday.

In 1. Constituency, 16 candidates apply for an open place according to the incumbent Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat, decided not to re-election. And to take in the neighboring 2nd congressional district, seven Republicans, the fight, the Democratic incumbent, Rep. Annie Kuster in November.

For the gubernatorial race, Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, is not given a primary Challenger. Two Democrats face off Tuesday in the primary for the chance to overthrow him.

In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won, hardly a victory in New Hampshire.

Here is a look at the primary race to watch, as New Hampshire citizens go to the polls on Tuesday.


Former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand (left) and former state Sen. Molly Kelly face off in the Tuesday, Sept. 11 primary for the chance to be the Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November General elections.

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Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is not in the face of a primary Challenger, but two Democrats are fighting for a chance to take on the incumbent in November.

Former state Sen. Molly Kelly and former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand in front for the party’s nomination on Tuesday.

Kelly has the support of many in the New Hampshire Democratic party, such as Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Annie Kuster. It has announced its balance sheet as a senator of the state, the defence of public schools, equality in marriage and planned Parenthood.

A small-business owner, Marchand, she worked as director of corporate relations at the University of New Hampshire, according to his campaign website. He said he wants to give in New Hampshire, a mission statement, by the “biggest challenge” in The granite state, “addressing and reversing the demographic trends that threaten our future economic growth and quality of life.”


When it comes to questions, Kelly and Marchand are very similar, significantly, an agreement on a reverse Sununu the relief, the warranty of the New Hampshire citizens have access to abortion and advocates for more gun control, The Concord Monitor reported.

Fox News has a Ranking among the gubernatorial race as leaning Republican.

1st congressional district

Republicans hope New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District Andy Sanborn speaks during a debate.

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Without the incumbent running for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district, the race has become capable of not only very competitive, it is one of the most crowded races of the year.

There are five Republicans running in Tuesday’s primary, with the front-runners, state Sen. Andy Sanborn , a former police chief , Eddie Edwards locked in a bitter fight.

Edwards, who is vying to be the first black Congressman from New Hampshire is also a Navy veteran. He is an advocate for criminal justice reform, early childhood education and veterans, according to his campaign website.

Sanborn, on the other hand, served in the state Senate since 2010.

Sanborn was accused of making a sexually explicit comment to a Statehouse intern in 2013 and allegedly often an aide commented on dress and appearance. Sanborn has denied the allegations, calling them a “witch hunt.”

Kentucky sen. Rand Paul confirmed Sanborn; former New York City mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to secure Edwards.

Other Republicans gunning for the seat include: artist Michael Callis, attorney Andy Martin and Jeffory Denaro.

Businessman Bruce Crochetiere unexpectedly dropped out of the race in July.


For the Democrats, there are 11 competition for the seat vacated by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is stepping down after four semesters. They are: Shea-Porter’s former chief of staff, Naomi Andrews, and Levi Sanders, son of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. However, the clear frontrunners have Chris Pappas , and Maura Sullivan.

Chris Pappas (left) shakes hands with Maura Sullivan (right) after a debate for the democratic hopefuls in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district.

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Sullivan is a U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran, served in the Department of veterans Affairs and the Pentagon during the Obama administration. She moved to New Hampshire in the past year. You have combined more money than all other Democratic candidates, although their opponents are quick to point out that a vast majority of it comes from outside of the state.

Pappas, who is openly gay, is a former state legislator, serving his third term on the governor’s Executive Council and a family restaurant in Manchester runs.

Fox News has the race as leaning Democrat, but still, Republicans see the seat as a potential “jump ball” that could go in your direction.

Send “in the light of the party-political tendencies of the city and its historical willingness of Republicans in Washington, it is a tremendous pickup opportunity for the party, what could the GOP be a big year for the Democrats,” consultant Ryan Williams said on Fox News.

The 1. The district was once a reliable Republican, but has turned around and back in each of the last four cycles. In 2016, both returned to Shea-Porter to Congress and supported the President’s trump card.

2nd congressional district

From left, Republican Bob Burns, Lynne Blankenbeker, Gerard Beloin, Stewart Levenson, Rep. Steve Negron, Brian Belanger participation in the 2. Constituency Debate.

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Incumbent, Rep. Annie Kuster, a Democrat, faced a primary Challenger. But there are also seven Republicans are facing off in Tuesday’s primaries, to overthrow the hope of it.

The Republicans vying for the seat are: business man , Brian Belanger, business man , Gerard Beloin, former state Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker, former County Treasurer Robert Burns, doctor Stewart Levenson, NHTI, and river-University Department head, Jay Mercer , and state Rep. Steve Negron.


All of the GOP candidates have agreed to two things in the whole of the primary, according to The Concord Monitor: in praise of Trump and criticism of Kuster.

Blankenbeker, a Marine reservist, said she supported the President, so “we can continue the great policies that he put in force to benefit the Granite State.” She served in the Middle East as an op-trauma and flight nurse and has been deployed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to their campaign website. She also worked as a health policy Advisor in the Pentagon and defense-health-Headquarters.

In addition to being a representative in the state, Negron is an Air Force veteran and small business owner. In the state House, Negron law Committee, where he heard sitting in on the election, nearly 1,000 bills that the Committee whip, according to his campaign website.

The Concord Monitor noted that Negron has a personal connection to the immigration debate. He said: “as the grandson of a Mexican immigrant, it is very close to my heart, where this immigration policy. My grandfather came here the right way. We had laws. We need to make sure that we are doing to enforce these laws.”

Burns is elected, the former Hillsborough County Treasurer, a position, and is the owner of a small business. He must not live in the 2. Constituency, but it is still legal to run for him in the race, according to The Concord Monitor.

A rheumatologist, Levenson told WMUR-TV he’s running “, to get rid of the career politicians who look out for their own interests, not those of the [New Hampshire].”

Levenson is also the former medical Director for the VA New England network, and helped expose the alleged dangerous practices at the Manchester VA.

“I have never seen a hospital run this bad every day is worse and worse,” Levenson told The Boston Globe in the year 2017 exposé. “I never thought I would expose the system like this. But I went through the system and have nowhere to go.”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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