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Sifting through the State Primary Results

Last night the sides were drawn for races from the State Senate to Executive Council, but perhaps the most closely watched was the Governor’s where Maggie Hassan won for the Democrats and Ovide Lamontagne was victorious for the Republicans.  We look at who won, and where these races may go in the next eight weeks. 


  • Dante Scala - Associate professor of political science at UNH and a faculty fellow at UNH’s Carsey Institute. You can follow him on Twitter at Graniteprof
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the popular website

We'll also hear from

  • Ray Buckley – Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
  • Wayne MacDonald – Chair of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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