The Green Papers: New Hampshire 2015 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2010 Census:1,321,445 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)

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New Hampshire 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3 Republican Senator Kelly A. Ayotte
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Governor Margaret Wood "Maggie" Hassan
FEC S6NH00091
    Democratic     Richard W. Stanley - apparently not a candidate
9 November 2011: Filed with the FEC to run in 2016.
4 January 2012: Filed a termination report with the FEC.
Assuming Mr. Stanley is no longer a candidate.

FEC S6NH00083
  Candidate Republican     Senator Kelly A. Ayotte
FEC S0NH00235; 30 Sep 15; Tot $3,122,568; Dsb $1,055,637

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Chair - 5 October 2015: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Connolly
  Candidate Democratic     Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Frank Edelblut
  Candidate Republican     Chris Sununu
  Candidate Independent     Jon Lavoie

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Frank C. Guinta
First elected: 2014.
Previously elected to the U.S. House: 2010. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2012.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shawn Patrick O'Connor
FEC H6NH01271; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,168,956; Dsb $350,893
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Carol Shea-Porter
First elected to the U.S. House 2006, re-elected 2008, unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2010, elected 2012, unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2014.

FEC H6NH01230; 30 Sep 15; Tot $99,048; Dsb $80,257
  Candidate Republican     Jamieson Hale Gradert
FEC H6NH01289; 30 Sep 15; Tot $190; Dsb $180
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Frank C. Guinta
FEC H0NH01217; 30 Sep 15; Tot $558,303; Dsb $226,822
  Candidate Republican     Daniel E. "Dan" Innis
FEC H4NH01219; 30 Sep 15; Tot $112,874; Dsb $4,749
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Pamela "Pam" Tucker

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
FEC H0NH02181; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,160,296; Dsb $211,336
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Jack Flanagan

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 6 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Independent: 1 candidate
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.

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  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 Elections  
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History