Midterm election 2018 campaign news for October 12

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It’s less than 4 weeks until the general election on Tuesday, November 6. We will bring you weekly news about the ongoing campaigns as they become available.

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Congressional District 1

  • Dan Belforti (L) was unchallenged in the primary.
  • Eddie Edwards (R) was endorsed by the Union Leader for, “Eddie represents the best chance of keeping America’s economy growing,” and by NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, Edwards has advocated for reducing taxes and lowering healthcare costs for small businesses.On the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, he said, “The U.S. Senate arrived at the right decision to confirm Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. I am confident that he will be a strong constitutionalist who will ensure that the vision our Founding Fathers outlined many generations ago will continue to be the guiding light for our nation.” He will attend a Salvation Army Chili-Chowder Cook-Off on October 13 at 1:00 PM at MacGregor Park next to Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry.
  • Chris Pappas (D) was endorsed by NH High School Democrats and by the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and published Plan for An Economy That Works For Everyone. He criticized the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, “As the rights of women, workers, and LGBTQ Granite Staters are threatened by this confirmation, I will do whatever I can in Congress to ensure we don’t take steps any backward.” His campaign alleges that in a survey recently taken down from his website, “Eddie Edwards said he opposed a woman’s right to choose even in cases of rape and incest.” He will attend a chili cookout with the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire at the American Legon Post in Londonderry on Oct. 13 at 11:30 AM. He will take part in these forums: NHPR in early October, AARP in mid-October, Manchester Chamber of Commerce in late October, WMUR debate in late October, Mount Washington Valley Economic Council (no date yet).
  • Edwards and Pappas  will participate in a Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce debate on October 24.

Governor

  • Jilletta Jarvis (L) was on the Keith Hanson Show about being excluded from WMUR’s November 1 gubernatorial debate.
  • Molly Kelly (D) was endorsed by NH High School Democrats. She released the first general election TV advertisement, Families., on October 9.  Upon the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, she said, “Women’s reproductive rights are now in jeopardy — and state leadership has never been more important. As Governor, I will take action to protect a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion. Chris Sununu cannot be pro-choice and also support Kavanaugh, and New Hampshire women cannot count on him to protect their reproductive rights.” She toured Mack’s Apples in Londonderry to hear from workers who would benefit from paid family leave.
  • Kelly agreed to 5 debates: NH Association of Fire Chiefs Oct. 11 Durham, Nashua Chamber of Commerce Oct. 22, NHPR Oct. 24 in Manchester, Manchester Chamber of Commerce Oct. 30, WMUR date TBD.
  • Chris Sununu (R) was endorsed by NFIB.
  • Kelly and Sununu will participate in a Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce debate on October 30.

Executive Council District 4

  • Gray Chynoweth (D) was endorsed by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire (PFFNH) on October 9. He appeared at a Planned Parenthood event in Concord with Rep. Annie Kuster on October 10. In a statement, his campaign alleges that it received confirmation from the Greater Manchester Chamber that Ted Gatsas had declined their invitation for an Executive Council debate.
  • Ted Gatsas (R) – No news this week
  • Richard Tomasso (L) – No news this week.

State Senate District 16

State Senate District 18

  • Donna Soucy (D) was recommended by Planned Parenthood Action Fund PAC

State Senate District 20

 Representatives Hillsborough District 8 / Ward 1

Ward 1 is in the North End, bounded by the Merrimack River and the Hooksett town line, and on the south by Webster Street and Smyth Road. The polling place is Webster School Auditorium. Vote for two.

  • Andrew Fromuth (R)
  • Jeff Goley (D) is an incumbent.
  • Diane Langley (D) was endorsed by State Employees Association Local 1984 and by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.

 Representatives Hillsborough District 9 / Ward 2

Ward 2 is in the North End, bounded by Union Street east to the Hooksett town line, and Webster Street and Smyth Road south to Pearl and Wellington Streets. The polling place is Hillside Middle School. The polling place is Hillside Middle School. Vote for two.

  • Linda DiSilvestro (D) is an incumbent.
  • Iz Piedra (D) was endorsed by the NH AFL-CIO, by Democracy for America, and by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Anthony B. Pugh (R) is a member of the Free State Project. He was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.
  • Doug Whitfield (R)

Representatives Hillsborough District 10 / Ward 3

Ward 3 is in the North End, from West Clarke and Webster Streets south to Queen City Avenue, and from the Merrimack River to Union Street. The polling place is Carol M. Rines Center. Vote for two.

  • Nicholos M. Goroff (L)
  • Daniel Heck (R)  was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.
  • Jean Leniol Jeudy (D)
  • Pat Long (D) is an incumbent.
  • Holly Beene Seal (R) was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.

Representatives Hillsborough District 11 / Ward 4

Ward 4 is east of Union Street to Eastern Avenue and I-93, and from Pearl St. and Wellington Rd. south to Merrimack and Hanover Streets. The polling place is McDonough School. Vote for two.

  • Donald Bouchard (D) was endorsed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Mathieu Jean (R)
  • Nicole Klein (D)
  • Mikey Leviss (R) was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.

Representatives Hillsborough District 12 / Ward 5

Ward 5 is east of Union Street and is bounded on the north by Merrimack and Hanover Streets, and on the south by Valley Street and Oakland Avenue. The polling place is Beech Street School. Vote for two.

  • Amanda Bouldin (D) is an incumbent. She was endorsed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Andrew Bouldin (D)  was endorsed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Lisa M. Freeman (R) is an incumbent.

Representatives Hillsborough District 13 / Ward 6

Ward 6 is bounded by Wellington Road south to the Auburn town line, and by I-93 west to the Auburn line, plus some streets from Hanover Street to Cohas Ave. The polling place is Henry J . McLaughlin Middle School. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 14 / Ward 7

Ward 7 is bounded by Valley St. and Oakland Ave. south to Shasta St., Vinton St., Cilley Rd., and Island Pond Rd., and from Union St. east to Cushing Ave., Normand St., Renard St., and Benjamin St. The polling place is St. Anthony Community Center. Vote for two.

  • Mary Freitis (D) is an incumbent.
  • Mary Heath (D)  is an incumbent. She was endorsed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Andreas W. Reif (R)
  • Roland A. Six (R)

Representatives Hillsborough District 15 / Ward 8

Ward 8 is bounded by Doris St., Vinton St., Cilley Rd. and Cohas Ave. south to the Londonderry town line, and from the Merrimack River east to I-93. The polling place is Memorial High School. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 16 / Ward 9

Ward 9 is from Queen City Ave. and Cilley Rd. south to Winston and Kenberma Streets, and from the Merrimack River west to South Hall and South Willow Streets. The polling place is Bishop Leo E. O’Neil Youth Center. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 17 / Ward 10

Ward 10 is on the West Side from Granite Street and the Piscataqua River to the Bedford Town Line. The polling place is Parker-Varney School. Vote for two.

  • Dan Garthwaite (R)
  • Heidi Hamer (D) was endorsed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Tammy Simmons (R)
  • Timothy Smith is an incumbent. He was endorsed by Our Revolution and by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.

Representatives Hillsborough District 18 / Ward 11

Ward 11 is on the West Side from Coolidge, Mason, and Bremer Streets to Conant and Douglas Streets. The polling place is Gossler School. Vote for two.

  • Patricia Cornell (D) is an incumbent. She was endorsed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.
  • Joshua Holmes (R)
  • Brittany Ping (R) was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.
  • Willis Griffith (D) was endorsed by President Barack Obama.

Representatives Hillsborough District 19 / Ward 12

Ward 12 is on the West Side from the Hooksett town line to Coolidge, Mason, and Upland Streets. The polling place is Northwest Elementary School. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 42 / Floterial for Wards 1, 2, and 3

District 42 is a floterial district that includes Ward 1Ward 2, and Ward 3. The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 8.  The polling places are Webster School Auditorium, Hillside Middle School, and Carol M. Rines Center. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 43 / Floterial for Wards 4, 5, and 6

District 43 is a floterial district that includes Ward 4Ward 5, and Ward 6  The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 8.  The polling places are McDonough School, Beech Street School, and Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 44 / Floterial for Wards  8 and 9 and Litchfield

District 44 is a floterial district that includes Ward 8, Ward 9, and Litchfield. The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 6. The Manchester polling places are Memorial High School and Bishop Leo E. O’Neil Youth Center. Vote for two.

Representatives Hillsborough District 45 / Floterial for Wards  10, 11, and 12

District 44 is a floterial district that includes Ward 8, Ward 9, and Litchfield. The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 8. The polling places are Parker-Varney School, Gossler School, and Northwest Elementary School. Vote for two.

Hillsborough County Sheriff

  • Bill Barry (D) is an Alderman.
  • James A. Hardy (R) is an incumbent.

Hillsborough County Attorney

Hillsborough County Treasurer

Hillsborough County Register of Deeds

Hillsborough County Register of Probate

Hillsborough County Commissioner District 1


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NH DOT rules on placement of political signs

  • The law prohibits placement of political signs on the interstate highways, including the entrance and exit ramps.
  • The law prohibits placement of political signs on or affixed to utility poles or highway signs.
  • Signs that create a traffic hazard or obstruct the safe flow of traffic will be removed. Please do not post signs on delineator posts or bridges, as the removal is costly.
  • Signs will be removed to perform maintenance. This is prime mowing season, so it is best not to place signs in an area with long grass that is likely to be mowed in the near future.
  • Placement of signs on private property requires permission from the landowner.
  • Signs on private property that obstruct traffic signs or signals, or restrict a motorist’s field of view at an intersection, will be removed as a traffic hazard. (RSA 236:1, 236:73)
  • Candidates are required tor emove all political signs by the second Friday following the election, unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a winning candidate.
  • In the event the Department needs to remove political signs for safety or maintenance, the signs will be held at the local patrol headquarters until one week after the election and then discarded. (RSA 664:17)