Latest New Hampshire state government News

Request denied to block New Hampshire’s voter residency law

Nov. 28, 2019 11:37 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge in New Hampshire denied a request Wednesday that would have blocked a new state law requiring voters to be full-fledged residents from being enforced for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire sued...

Sports betting approved in New Hampshire for next year

Nov. 25, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved a sports-betting contract with DraftKings on Monday, paving the way for the state to become the second in New England to allow wagering on games. The Executive Council, an advisory body to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, voted Monday to...

New Hampshire’s presidential primary is set for Feb. 11

Nov. 25, 2019 2:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s presidential primary is set for Feb. 11, eight days after Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses. Secretary of State Bill Gardner made the date official Monday during a statehouse news conference. On the Democratic side, the campaigns of two candidates in nearby...

The Latest: Deval Patrick files for New Hampshire primary

Nov. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary as he officially begins a last-minute 2020 campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is hoping...

Joe Walsh files to challenge Trump in New Hampshire

Nov. 14, 2019 11:08 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary, officially giving President Donald Trump two major Republican primary challengers in the early voting state. Walsh has centered his longshot bid squarely on Trump. He’s become a vocal...

Bill Weld files to challenge Trump in New Hampshire primary

Nov. 13, 2019 10:47 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Bill Weld has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary and is now the first major GOP challenger to officially challenge President Donald Trump in the state. The filing by the former Massachusetts governor came on the same day as the House began public impeachment...

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late...

Pence files Trump's paperwork for the New Hampshire primary

Nov. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump's name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000...

Primary election chief back in spotlight after near-ouster

Nov. 4, 2019 12:46 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's longtime secretary of state, Bill Gardner, looked on in silence last week as Bernie Sanders stood in his office and unloaded on a new voter residency law that Gardner supports. The law, which is being challenged in court, means out-of-state college students voting in...

Sanders files for New Hampshire presidential primary

Oct. 31, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has officially filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary, becoming the second major contender to do so. Sanders was greeted Thursday by supporters at the New Hampshire Statehouse. He held a rally after officially signing up. The 78-year-old lawmaker...