Weekly N.H. News Roundup: July 26, 2019

Jul 26, 2019

We discover why Vice President Mike Pence abruptly cancelled a recent trip to N.H. Former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien jumps into the U.S. Senate race, hoping to unseat Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 2020. And Governor Sununu sets a modern record for the number of gubernatorial vetoes in a single year. 

GUESTS:

  • Kevin Landrigan -N.H. Statehouse reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Dean Spiliotes  - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU. 
  • Dan Tuohy - NHPR Digital Engagement Producer.

We also hear from Vox reporter Ella Nilsen - a former Concord Monitor reporter - on her reporting about a UNH poll that explains the complicated gender politics behind “likability” for presidential candidates.

Union Leader statehouse reporter Kevin Landrigan reported on the lengthy Legislative Fiscal Committee meeting where the impacts of the budget stalemate where discussed.

NHPR's Dan Tuohy is compiling the NHPR Veto Tracker.  Governor Sununu has already set a modern record for the number of gubernatorial vetoes in a single year. 

Former Republican House Speaker Bill O'Brien launched a bid for U.S. Senate.