New Hampshire Gubernatorial election, 2014

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New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Maggie Hassan Democratic Party
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New Hampshire State Executive Elections
Governor
Battleground Races
New Hampshire House of Representatives
New Hampshire State Senate
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The New Hampshire gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Maggie Hassan (D) is eligible for re-election, as New Hampshire has no gubernatorial term limits, and is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 2-year term in office.

New Hampshire is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in the primary, but in order to do so, they have to choose a party before voting. This changes their status from unaffiliated to affiliated with that party, unless they fill out a card to return to undeclared status.[1] The primary will be held September 9, 2014.

The gubernatorial race is not the only race on the November ballot that could shift the balance of power in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire House of Representatives and New Hampshire State Senate have been identified by Ballotpedia as two of the top 20 legislative chambers to watch in 2014. Learn more about the state's most competitive legislative races on the battleground chambers page.

State executive organization

Executive officials in New Hampshire are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of New Hampshire's state government:

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Candidates

The filing deadline for candidates was June 13, 2014.[2]

Democratic candidates

Republican candidates

Did not file

  • Republican Party Brad Cook - attorney at Sheehan Phinney, secretary of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire[5]

Withdrawn candidates


Campaign media


Maggie Hassan ad: Problem Solver

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