NH AFL-CIO Announces Endorsed Candidates For New Hampshire House

HOOKSETT, NH — The New Hampshire AFL-CIO has announced a series of endorsements made by this year’s Legislative Conference. This event takes place in even-numbered years to allow all of the affiliated union locals that make up the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. This year, they endorsed full slates for both the New Hampshire Senate and Executive Council and a bipartisan slate of 224 candidates for the New Hampshire House.

“The New Hampshire AFL-CIO leadership does a lot of research putting together this slate, especially for the House candidates,” NH AFL-CIO Pres. Glenn Brackett said, “Between an analysis of voting records that included 156 votes and a twenty-six question survey, the NH AFL-CIO Legislative Committee acquired a granular understanding of where candidates for the New Hampshire General Court stand.”

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO plans an aggressive fall campaign letting their members and members of organized labor know who will and will not support the economic interests of workers and safe workplaces during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The House candidates are listed below and you can find the entire list of New Hampshire AFL-CIO endorsed candidates at their website at www.nhaflcio.org or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nhaflcio.

A complete list of our endorsed candidates for the New Hampshire House –
1 Belknap Robert Joseph Jr Democrat
2 Belknap Diane Hanley Democrat
2 Belknap Natalie Taylor Democrat
2 Belknap Dara McCue Democrat
3 Belknap Carlos Cardona Democrat
3 Belknap Gail Ober Democrat
5 Belknap Stephen Larimer Copithorne Democrat
5 Belknap Duane Hammond Democrat
6 Belknap Douglas Trottier Democrat
6 Belknap Don House Democrat
9 Belknap Charlie St. Clair Democrat
1 Carroll Anita Burroughs Democrat
2 Carroll Stephen Woodcock Democrat
2 Carroll Tom Buco Democrat
3 Carroll Jerry Knirk Democrat
4 Carroll Caroline Nesbitt Democrat
8 Carroll Eve Klotz Democrat
1 Cheshire Lucy Weber Democrat
1 Cheshire Michael Abbott Democrat
1 Cheshire Paul Berch Democrat
1 Cheshire Catharyn Harvey Democrat
2 Cheshire John Mann Democrat
3 Cheshire Daniel Eaton Democrat
4 Cheshire Lawrence Welkowitz Democrat
5 Cheshire John Bordenet Democrat
9 Cheshire Douglas Ley Democrat
9 Cheshire Richard M. Abel Ames Democrat
10 Cheshire Lucius Parshall Democrat
11 Cheshire Patricia Ann Martin Democrat
12 Cheshire Barry Faulkner Democrat
15 Cheshire Bruce Tatro Democrat
16 Cheshire Joe Shapiro Democrat
3 Coos Larry Laflamme Democrat
3 Coos Henry Noel Democrat
4 Coos Evalyn Merrick Democrat
5 Coos Edith Tucker Democrat
7 Coos Troy Merner Republican
2 Grafton Timothy Egan Democrat
3 Grafton Denny Ruprecht Democrat
6 Grafton Kevin Maes Democrat
8 Grafton Suzanne Smith Democrat
8 Grafton Joyce Weston Democrat
10 Grafton Roger Dontonville Democrat
11 Grafton Timothy Josephson Democrat
12 Grafton Russell Muirhead Democrat
13 Grafton George Sykes Democrat
13 Grafton Richard Abel Democrat
13 Grafton Laurel Stavis Democrat
13 Grafton Susany Almy Democrat
14 Grafton Elaine French Democrat
15 Grafton Ed Rajsteter Democrat
16 Grafton Francesca Diggs Democrat
17 Grafton Joshua Adjutant Democrat
1 Hillsborough Marjorie Porter Democrat
2 Hillsborough Rachel Cisto Democrat
2 Hillsborough Jen Paveglio Democrat
4 Hillsborough Jennifer Bernet Democrat

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Trump’s Picks Win Senate, House Republican Primaries in New Hampshire | Top News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s preferred candidates for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats won Republican primaries in New Hampshire Tuesday, but face an uphill battle in the general election in the state where Democrats have a slight edge.

Attorney Bryant “Corky” Messner, 63, who proudly campaigned on his Trump endorsement, defeated retired Army general Don Bolduc for the Republican nomination for Senate, the New York Times said.

Messner got 50.6% of the vote to Bolduc’s 42.8% with 71.1% of precincts reporting, and will face incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November.

In New Hampshire’s first congressional district, a 31-year-old Trump-endorsed candidate, Matt Mowers, beat a crowded Republican field for the party’s nomination to take on freshman Democratic Representative Chris Pappas on Nov. 3, the New York Times said.

The voting was a test of Trump’s influence in the northeastern battleground state that the president narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016 – and that counts a number of anti-Trumpers among its Republicans. Some prominent current and former New Hampshire Republicans recently endorsed Biden on the same day Trump arrived for a rally in the state.

Rhode Island also voted on Tuesday in some of the last U.S. congressional party primaries this year. The contests produce nominees for Nov. 3 elections that will determine the balance of power in Congress. Democrats hope to keep control of the House and end the Senate’s 53-47 Republican majority.

New Hampshire’s two-term Senator Shaheen, 73, easily won her Democratic primary Tuesday. She appears to be in a good position for re-election, well outpacing both Messner and his Republican opponent in a Granite State Poll released last week by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

Shaheen said Tuesday she hoped to meet the Republican candidate in three debates.

“There are important issues at stake, including confronting the pandemic and getting people back to work …” she said.

Messer said he thought New Hampshire residents deserve “a political outsider”.

“I look forward to working with President Trump to keep America great,” he said in a statement.

Both Messner and the Republican candidate he defeated are conservatives with military experience. Bolduc, a New Hampshire native, portrayed Messner as a wealthy out-of-stater; Messner built a law firm in Colorado before moving to New Hampshire. He largely self-funded his campaign.

Messner also faces questions about the finances of a charitable foundation he runs. Two former Colorado Supreme Court justices have alleged the Messner Foundation was deceptive in its conduct of raffles raising money for scholarships. Messner’s lawyer says the allegations are without merit.

Trump’s campaign says only two of 118 candidates the president has endorsed this year have lost in congressional primaries and special elections.

In New Hampshire’s first House district, Mowers, a Republican party strategist, won 60.2% of the vote compared to 25.8% for his closest opponent Matt Mayberry, with 76.3% of precincts reporting, the Times said.

The district has been traded back and forth between the parties in recent years, but Democrats have the

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New Hampshire Homeowners: How To Prep For Your Kitchen Reno

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Smart tips to get your home ready for a successful kitchen remodel.
Smart tips to get your home ready for a successful kitchen remodel. (Shutterstock)

A kitchen makeover can have a drastic impact on the look and value of your New Hampshire home. Whether you’re completely gutting the room or just installing new cabinets, a renovation can make you fall in love all over again with your kitchen.

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One week before work is scheduled to begin you can start packing up those items you won’t be using again until after the renovation. This includes dry foods, such as canned goods and spices. Pack these items in labeled boxes and store in another room.

For your fragile dishware, pack carefully and cushion with newspaper to avoid breakage. Alternatively, you can place dishes on the bed or floor of a spare bedroom.

The day the project starts, your kitchen cabinets and pantry should be completely bare. Not only will your contractor be able to work without anything getting in the way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all your kitchen items are safely stored where they won’t be damaged.

2. Cover and Protect Flooring

For all types of flooring, including hardwood and tile, you’ll need to be sure it’s covered and protected before the renovation begins. No matter how careful your contractor is there’s always the risk of damage to flooring throughout every phase of the remodel.

A good option is to purchase scraps of carpet and secure them to the floor with duct tape. Be cautious with hardwood floors as the adhesive may cause damage to the finish.

For added protection for hardwood and tile, place a carpet pad between the floor and carpet scraps. This extra precaution is ideal for existing or new floors, guarding them against costly repairs.

Ready to remodel your kitchen? Contact a HomeAdvisor contractor in New Hampshire.

3. Contractor Access

Give your contractor easy access to your home. Plan ahead of time with the work crew, letting them know that you’ve provided them with a clear and unobstructed path from their truck to your home. This may mean parking your own vehicle elsewhere for the duration of the project, but it’s a small thing to do to let your contractor know you’re making it as easy as possible for them to do their job.

4. Put Away Valued Items

Take a last look around before your kitchen remodel kicks off. Make sure you’ve removed valued items such as plants from the windowsill and trinkets from the countertops. Don’t forget to pack away those photos and postcards you’ve got pinned to the fridge. Even if your

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New Hampshire voters to choose candidates for 2 House seats

An Air Force veteran, a former Trump official and a combat nurse are among the candidates for New Hampshire’s two congressional seats competing in Tuesday’s primary to represent their party in the November general election.

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., asks questions during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kuster is the incumbent Democrat candidate in the 2nd Congressional District in New Hampshire's Sept. 8, primary election. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)

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FILE – In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., asks questions during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kuster is the incumbent Democrat candidate in the 2nd Congressional District in New Hampshire’s Sept. 8, primary election. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, a freshman lawmaker, is running unopposed in the 1st District race. Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, seeking her fifth term representing the 2nd District, is expected to beat her lone challenger.

The 1st District has been as swing district of late but the 2nd has been solidly Democrat for years.

On the Republican side in the 1st District, Matt Mowers, a 31-year-old former official in President Donald Trump’s State Department, and Matt Mayberry, a 55-year-old Air Force veteran and realtor, are the favorites to take on Pappas. They are among five candidates running for a seat representing the district that covers the eastern part of the state, including parts of greater Manchester, the Lakes Region and the Seacoast.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Democrat Chris Pappas celebrates winning New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race in Manchester, N.H. Pappas is the incumbent Democrat candidate in New Hampshire's Sept. 8, 2020 primary election. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)

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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Democrat Chris Pappas celebrates winning New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District race in Manchester, N.H. Pappas is the incumbent Democrat candidate in New Hampshire’s Sept. 8, 2020 primary election. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)

Mowers has outraised Mayberry by about 4-1 and picked up a coveted endorsement from Trump. Mayberry has responded by accusing Mowers of being a carpetbagger looking to move back to New Hampshire just to win a House seat.

Both candidates have similar conservative views and support Trump’s agenda. They have promised to fight illegal immigration, continue building the wall at the southern border, defend the Second Amendment and would support congressional term limits.

The 2nd District race — encompassing a mostly rural district that stretches from New Hampshire’s border with Canada to the Massachusetts line — is shaping up to be a rematch between Kuster and Steve Negron, who owns a defense engineering and consulting company in Nashua. The other serious challenge is Lynne Blankenbeker, a combat nurse and Navy Reserve captain from Concord.

FThis Sept. 2019 handout photograph provided by Lynn DiZazzo shows Lynne Blankenbeker, Republican candidate for New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District. (Lynn DiZazzo photo via AP)

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FThis Sept. 2019 handout photograph provided by Lynn DiZazzo shows Lynne Blankenbeker, Republican candidate for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. (Lynn DiZazzo photo via AP)

Negron, 59, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former state House member, won the nomination in a seven-candidate race in 2018. Blakenbeker, 56, a lawyer who also served in the House, came in third. There are two other candidates.


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Negron and Blankenbeker count among their priorities reducing health care costs, a strong national defense and a secure border. During a debate that aired Thursday on WMUR-TV, they agreed that the

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