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New Hampshire Midterms Under Way – So Who’s on the Ballot?

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Mohamed Bughrara

New Hampshire voters have a number of decisions to make as multiple races could determine the political landscape of the Granite State. The U.S. Senate, the governor, and the first and second congressional races are all competitive battles.

U.S. Senate

The New Hampshire Senate seat is currently held by Senator Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, who took office in 2017.

Don Bolduc, a retired Army general who leads the Republican field in what should be a competitive race for Maggie Hassan.

Governor

Chris Sununu is the current governor of New Hampshire (R). On November 8, 2016, he was elected to the position and sworn in on January 5, 2017. He was reelected in 2018 against Democratic nominee Molly Kelly and faced off against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 2020.

On September 13, 2022, Tom Sherman will run in the Democratic primary for Governor of New Hampshire.

Sherman served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives as a Democrat from 2012 to 2016, representing the Rockingham 24th district.

1st Congressional District

On September 13, the race for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District seat will be decided. Republican primary voters will decide who will face off against two-term Democratic incumbent Chris Pappas in the general election.

State Rep. Tim Baxter, former White House aide Karoline Leavitt, former journalist Gail Huff Brown (wife of former U.S. senator and ambassador Scott Brown), business owner Russell Prescott, and Matt Mowers, a former US State Department official who ran in 2020 but was defeated by Pappas in the general election, will all be facing off in a crowded primary.

2nd Congressional District

Annie Kuster (Democratic Party) is a United States Representative from New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. She took office on January 3, 2013. 

Her current term expires on January 3, 2023 as she plans on taking on an array of republican candidates such as Scott Black,Bob Burns, Michael Callis,George Hansel, Jay Mercer, Dean Poirier, and Lily Williams

The primary election will be held on September 13, 2022. The general election is scheduled for November 8, 2022. 

Following the primary, general election candidates will be added in the following articles. 

For voter resources, such as registration or finding the nearest polls on election day, visit https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/register-vote .