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Open Seat: Looking Ahead to N.H.'s Governor Race

Gary Lerude

New Hampshire's governor race is among the top-watched contests in the country, with Maggie Hassan leaving the corner office to run for U.S. Senate.  This open seat has led to active competitions in both parties, with many candidates already focused on the opioid crisis, education, Medicaid, and the state's energy future.


  • John Distaso,  political reporter for WMUR-TV and a longtime observer of New Hampshire politics
  • Garry Rayno, Statehouse reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News
  • Dean Spiliotes, civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
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