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Final results: Summary results | Town resultsThe BasicsThe New Hampshire primary is a mainstay in American electoral politics. Every four years, voters gather to help determine the Republican and/or Democratic nominee for President. While the state only has 12 electoral votes in 2012 (normally it’s 24, but the Republican National Committee penalized the state party for moving up the event date), the primary’s position as one of the earliest contests gives the state out-sized influence over the nomination process.Only the Iowa caucuses come before New Hampshire’s primary. Traditionally, New Hampshire’s broad-based primary contest has been seen as a counter-weight to Iowa’s more drawn-out caucus process, which tends to draw a smaller core of party faithful. In the case of the 2012 Republican race, New Hampshire’s electorate is seen to represent the more libertarian-leaning, fiscally conservative wing of the party, while Iowa voters are seen as representing the socially conservative wing of the GOP base.N.H. Primary summary provided by StateImpact - NH reporter, Amanda Loder

Hassan Picks Up Endorsement from Hodes

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan picked up the endorsement of Paul Hodes today.

The former two-term congressman told a small crowd of supporters in Concord that Maggie Hassan is the best choice for restoring New Hampshire values. Hodes says she’s the only candidate that can bring together Democrats, Independents and what he calls reasonable Republicans.

"New Hampshire’s live-and-let-live philosophy has been sorely tested by the radical right wing in this state," says Hodes. "I think Maggie will be able to stand up to those kinds of bullies and lead this state forward in the 21st century." 

Hodes says that if elected, Hassan would follow in the moderate footsteps of Governor John Lynch.

Earlier this week, Democratic candidate Jackie Cilley picked up the endorsement of Andru Volinsky. He was lead attorney for the Claremont School district in their legal battle that reshaped education funding in the state.

The primary is September 11th.