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I am writing about all the competitive senate races.  These diaries will be updated on Yahoo! as I hear about new material. I have articles about:













For what I have on New Hampshire, as of April 13, follow me below.

New Hampshire politics

In elections for President, New Hampshire leans Democratic. Obama beat Romney 52-46 and beat McCain 54-45.

Statewide, Shaheen beat John Sununu 52-45 in 2008; New Hampshire'ss other senator, Kelly Ayotte is also a Republican. New Hampshire'ss governor is a Democrat (Maggie Hassan) and both its Representatives are Democrats.

The Senate race

The Democrat will be incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. On the Issues rates her a "centrist". She is pro-choice, has a pro-civil rights record, favors the death penalty, supports efforts to address climate change, voted for extensions of the Patriot Act and favors state control on many issues.

The Republican primary
The Republican primary includes 5 people; recently, former Senator (from Massachusetts) Scott Brown joined the race. Polls show Brown with a considerable lead, but many undecided. On the Issues calls him a "populist leaning conservative". He is a moderate on choice, favors civil unions fro gay couples, but opposes gay marriage, has supported management over labor, favors the death penalty, supports both traditional and green energy, opposes ObamaCare.

The polls:
Recent polls show Shaheen beating Brown by between 8 and 12 points.

    April 11 - A PPP poll shows Shaheen beating Brown, 49-41
    April 12 - A UNH poll has Shaheen beating Brown 45-39


According to the FEC, at the end of 2013, Shaheen had raised $4.5 million and had $3.4 million cash on hand. Brown had not yet filed.

    In the 1st quarter
        April 11 - Shaheen raised $1.5 million, has $4.35 million on hand

My take

Shaheen has the edge here.

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