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Mayor Gatsas Says He'll Declare Gubernatorial Intentions by June

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Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsasstill won’t say if he has decided whether or not to run for Governor of New Hampshire. 

Since winning re-election by a 2-1 margin in November, the popular Republican has fueled speculation about a possible gubernatorial run by not letting himself be pegged down.   Today on NHPR’s the Exchangewith Laura Knoy, Mayor Gatsas again ducked announcing a decision, saying "whatever capacity I'm in I will always serve the people of the state."

When Knoy asked if he had a deadline for making his decision Gatsas joked, "I think you gotta decide by June, because I think the signup date is June."

If he runs, Gatsas would be the fourth republican to enter the governor’s race.  He would join conservative activist Kevin Smith, lawyer Ovid Lamontange and businessman Steve Kenda. Former Democratic State Senators Maggie Hassan and Jackie Cilley have announced they will run on the other half of the ticket. 


Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.
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