Midterm election 2018 campaign news for October 19

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Congressional District 1

  • Dan Belforti (L) was unchallenged in the primary.
  • Eddie Edwards (R) was endorsed by House Speaker Paul Ryan as “a voice for common-sense policies, smaller and more efficient government, and ideas that expand economic opportunity.” He launched “Strong,” his first TV and digital ad of the general election. During the NHPR debate, he said he wants to “start weaning people off Social Security.” A NH Union Leader editorial  wrote Edwards, “shows Social Security, and those who depend on it, far greater respect in honestly confronting the huge challenge ahead. His courage should be rewarded.”
  • Chris Pappas (D) was endorsed by National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 44 in Manchester and met with the NH Fire Chiefs Association. Joined by Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Pappas toured Granite State Manufacturing in Manchester, an 81-year old business that employs 120 manufacturing employees and makes products that are installed on every U.S. Navy submarine and several surface ship platforms and medical devices. Chris and Rep. Kennedy will tour the facility, talk to owners and employees, and highlight the importance of investing in career and technical education, job training, and apprenticeship programs. He will take part in these forums: 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 interviewed on NHPR about economic policy.
  • Molly Kelly (D) – Her campaign manager reported raising $345K to Sununu’s $110K  since the September primary. Kelly released a TV ad about paid family medical leave. Regarding Sununu’s endorsement by NFIB, Kelly’s campaign said, “NFIB is widely recognized as actually representing large corporate special interests – funded largely by the Koch Brothers.
  • Chris Sununu (R) was endorsed by IBEW 104 and by the New Hampshire Union Leader. He was interviewed by Trish Regan on Fox Business. He appeared on WMUR to make pies and cookies. He proclaimed Oct. 22-26 as School Bus Safety Week. He ate breakfast with the NH Community Loan Fund. He announced the regional partners in his plan to tackle the opioid crisis. He attended the FIRST Governors Cup competition.
  • Kelly and Sununu will participate in an NHPR debate on October 24 at Manchester Community College. and a Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce debate on October 30.

Executive Council District 4

  • Gray Chynoweth (D) was endorsed by SEA/SEIU Local 1984 . He held a fundraiser in Bedford with Senator Maggie Hassan on October  His campaign stated, “By the slimmest of margins, our Executive Council allowed Title X funding for Planned Parenthood and Medicaid Expansion to continue for the time being.  But with Ted Gatsas on the Council, that could all change.  Gatsas would join with other extreme politicians and take away crucial health care services for Granite Staters by halting Medicaid Expansion and denying access to Planned Parenthood. “
  • Ted Gatsas (R) – No news this week
  • Richard Tomasso (L) – No news this week.

State Senate District 16

  • David Boutin (R) – No news this week.
  • Kevin Cavanaugh (D) was endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers-NH (AFT-NH) and by Planned Parenthood Action Fund PAC.

State Senate District 18

  • Donna Soucy (D) was recommended by Planned Parenthood Action Fund PAC and received the NHDP Eleanor Roosevelt award.

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 Street and Wellington Road 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, and by Rights & Democracy.
  • Tammy Simmons (R)
  • Timothy Smith is an incumbent. He was endorsed by Rights & Democracy, Our Revolution and by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club as an environmental champion.

West Side Democratic Candidates (Wards 10, 11, and 12) will host a Meet and Greet at Fricker’s Neighborhood Grill, 250 Dubuque St. on Thurs., Oct. 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, with light refreshments and a cash bar.

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.

West Side Democratic Candidates (Wards 10, 11, and 12) will host a Meet and Greet at Fricker’s Neighborhood Grill, 250 Dubuque St. on Thurs., Oct. 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, with light refreshments and a cash bar.

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.

West Side Democratic Candidates (Wards 10, 11, and 12) will host a Meet and Greet at Fricker’s Neighborhood Grill, 250 Dubuque St. on Thurs., Oct. 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, with light refreshments and a cash bar.

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.

West Side Democratic Candidates (Wards 10, 11, and 12) will host a Meet and Greet at Fricker’s Neighborhood Grill, 250 Dubuque St. on Thurs., Oct. 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, with light refreshments and a cash bar.

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)