Midterm election 2018 campaign news for Aug. 3

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In Preparation for the upcoming Primary Election on September 11, 2018, we’ll be running down the who, what, where, and when in our weekly campaign round-up — the pre-game show for the State General Election, set for November 6, 2018.

Congressional District 1

  • Eddie Edwards (R) – Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed Edwards on August 1. State Rep. Fred Doucette (R, Salem), a co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign in NH during the 2016 campaign, endorsed Edwards on August 2.
  • Mark MacKenzie (D) – MacKenzie appeared  at the Transgender Rally & Picnic at Victory Park on July 31.
  • Deaglan McEachern (D) – McEachern was interviewed on WMUR Closeup  and discussed healthcare, immigration, and the economy.
  • Mindi Messmer (D) – Messmer was interviewed on WMUR Closeup and discussed the EPA, Medicare for All, and voting rights.
  • Terence O’Rourke (D) – The campaign will hold a Virtual Town Hall Friday, August 3 at 7 p.m.  Voters can submit questions in advance via email or type their questions on Facebook and O’Rourke will answer them live. He released his first video, Giving Back.
  • Chris Pappas (D) – End Citizens United endorsed Chris Pappas.  Pappas launched his first ad buy on WMUR with a TV spot. He appeared at the Transgender Rally & Picnic at Victory Park on July 31. He will appear at the Sweeney Post, 251 Maple St. on August 7 at 11:30 AM, at a Manchester house party on August 14 at 5:30 PM, and at The Bookery, 844 Elm Street on August 20 at 5:30 PM.
  • Maura Sullivan (D) – Sullivan released a TV ad. On August 7, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will join Sullivan for campaign stops in Rochester and Portsmouth to discuss the opioid crisis, long-term care for our aging population, and access to mental health treatment..


Executive Council District 4

  • Gray Chynoweth attended a #StandWithPlannedParenthood party on July 31 at the home of Christine Pattison, and also made the rounds at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce picnic in the park on Aug. 1.
  • Garth Corriveau was endorsed by the Professional Fire Fighters of NH. He will be at a house party at 96 Eve Street on August 19 at 4 p.m.
  • Rights and Democracy and Manchester Ink Link will co-host a forum for candidates Gray Chynoweth and Garth Corriveau on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Public Library.

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State (SOS) does not appear on the ballot; The 424 newly-elected members of the state’s House and Senate choose the SOS in December. SOS Bill Gardner has served for 42 years.

State Senator

  • Donna Soucy (D-18) will headline the Annual Sweeney Post Kick-Off, 251 Maple Street on August 27.

State Representative

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Filing Deadlines for Nomination Papers:

  • August 8, 2018 – Last day to submit signed nomination papers to Supervisors of the Checklist in town or city
  • August 29, 2018 – Supervisors must have nomination papers certified for candidates and organizations
  • September 5, 2018 – Last day to file certified nomination papers with Secretary of State’s Office

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