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     Nov. 4, 2014 Governor                                      

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+Maggie Hassan (D) i
254,666
52.38%
Walt Havenstein (R)
230,610
47.43%
scatter
907
0.19%

486,183

Ballots cast:  495,453.
Plurality:  24,056 votes (4.95 percentage points)

 NH Secretary of State




Notes:  Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) won a second term (>), defeating business executive Walt Havenstein (R).  Havenstein's experience included CEO of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and earlier CEO of BAE Systems, Inc.; he served 12 years in  active duty the U.S. Marine Corps and had a background in engineering. 
Havenstein announced his candidacy in April 2014.  In the Sept. 9 primary Havenstein defeated Andrew Hemingway, whose experience included state director of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, by 62,766 votes (55.7%) to 42,005 (37.3%) and 7,982 votes for two other candidates. 

Hassan and Havenstein engaged in three broadcast debates: NH Today with Jack Heath on WGIR-AM on Oct. 16; NH1 on Oct. 22 (1, 2); and WMUR-TV on Oct. 29; in addition several other debates were not broadcast
(>).  

The gubernatorial race served as a prologue to the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary.  RGA Chairman Chris Christie, eying a 2016 presidential run, visited New Hampshire five times in 2014 to support Havenstein (1, 2)), and under his leadership the RGA invested $3.1 million in the race.  Christie was not the only one active in the Granite State. other potential candidates supported and appeared with Hassan and Havenstein (+).
 
According to  the National Institute on Money in Politics, the Hassan campaign spent $2.8 million to $2.4 million for the Havenstein campaign (>), while AP reported that the two campaigns spent over $5.5 million (>).  These figures included $1.474 million Havenstein loaned his campaign (>).  The figures do not include spending by outside groups, most notably the $3.1 million from the RGA.




Campaign Managers:
Maggie Hassan 
Marc Goldberg
(Apr. 2014)  Communications director to Gov. Hassan, Jan. 2013-April 2014.  Press secretary to Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Mar. 2011-Sept. 2012.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (FL), Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011.  Press secretary on Tim Mahoney for Florida, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Account representative at MSHC Partners, Inc., July 2006-July 2008.  Volunteer coordinator on Joe Hoeffel for Senate (PA), Jan.-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in poltical science from University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
    

Walt Havenstein  Matt Seaholm
(Apr. 2014) Political director for DC London, Inc., June 2013-Apr. 2014.  National field director (Nov. 2011-June 2013) and Wisconsin state director (Feb. 2011-Jan. 2012) for Americans for Prosperity Foundation.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Sean P. Duffy, Dec. 2010-Feb. 2011; campaign manager on Sean Duffy for Congress, Mar.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Wisconsin-Madison.




 



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