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Hassan, Lamontagne Debate In Nashua

While topics ranged from health care to commuter rail, Republican Ovide Lamontagne returned again and again to taxes. He said Democrat Maggie Hassan was a political with a track record of raising taxes and extending government’s reach.

“There is no stopping where she’ll go for new money, and I keep reminding the people that every tax, every fee, every time government takes money from you and from us, and from business, they’re taking away some freedom and liberty from us, and we can’t forget that.”

Hassan, who served in the State Senate from 2004 to 2010, charged the Lamontagne -- who’s run and lost for Congress, Governor and US Senate -- is peddling ideas that are both stale and extreme.

“Giving state tax dollars to private schools that are teaching that dinosaurs and humans walked the earth together 5000 years ago isn’t going  to make out economy better but that’s still an idea that Ovide supports.”

Polls show a tight race to succeed Governor John Lynch, who is not seeking a fifth term in office.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.

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