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Here come the candidates: See who's running in N.H.

N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu files for re-election June 10, 2022.
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N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu files for re-election June 10, 2022.

This post was last updated in June 2022. For information on the candidates running in the November 2022 elections in New Hampshire, look up a sample ballot here. For more election information, check out NHPR's voter guide.


Campaign season is underway in New Hampshire as candidates filed for federal, state and county offices this week.

Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican seeking his fourth term, filed for reelection Friday, the final day of the filing period. U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, also filed for re-election.

The state Ballot Law Commission meets June 16 to hear any appeals from the June 1-10 filing period.


Democratic incumbent U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas have signed up for the 2nd and 1st districts, respectively.

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, a Democrat seeking re-election in New Hampshire's 1st District, filed on June 3, 2022.
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U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, a Democrat seeking re-election in New Hampshire's 1st District, filed on June 3, 2022.

State Sen. Tom Sherman, a Democrat from Rye, filed his gubernatorial bid with the Secretary of State on Wednesday. He is the only Democrat running for governor.

Thaddeau Riley filing for the governor's race.
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Thad Riley filing for the governor's race.

Sununu has a primary contest: Karen Testerman filed her candidate papers Tuesday. Other GOP candidates for governor include Julian M. Acciard of Derry, Jay Lewis of Laconia, Richard McMenamon II of Gilmanton, and Thad Riley of Franklin.

Hassan will face Paul J. Krautmann of Keene and John Riggieri of Concord in the Democratic Senate primary.

U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Fenton, a Republican.
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U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Fenton, a Republican.

The GOP primary for U.S. Senate has 11 candidates: Gerard Beloin, John Berman, Donald Bolduc, Bruce Fenton, Dennis Lamare, Edmond Laplante Jr., Andy Martin, Chuck Morse, Tejasinha Sivalingham, Kevin Smith, and Vikram Mansharamani.

Another crowded primary field is shaping up in the GOP primary in the 1st Congressional District. Republicans filing are: Mark Kilbane, Karoline Leavitt, Matt Mowers, Russell Prescott, Kevin Rondeau, Tim Baxter, Gail Huff Brown, Tom Alciere, Mary Maxwell, and Gilead Towne.

The 2nd District GOP field is: Scott Black, Robert Burns, Michael Callis, George Hansel, Dean A. Poirier, Jay Mercer, and Lily Tang Williams.

The state primary is Sept. 13.

Those filingdeclarations of intent to be a candidate in the general election from a political organization include: Steven Hattamer, Kevin Kahn, Thomas Sharpe, and Geoffrey Woollacott for U.S. Senate, and James Powers for the 2nd Congressional District.

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