Governor Maggie Hassan Re-Elected to Second Term as Governor

MANCHESTER – Tonight, Governor Maggie Hassan was re-elected to her second term as governor, defeating challenger Walt Havenstein.  Following her victory, Governor Hassan addressed supporters at the Puritan Backroom Conference Center in Manchester.  Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, are as follows:

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ICYMI: Keene Sentinel: “Maggie Hassan the choice for governor”

Key Point: “The state’s jobless numbers are down since she took office, and the real estate market is up. At least as importantly, tens of thousands of Granite Staters who lacked health insurance — and therefore access to care — now have it, thanks to Hassan’s support of the Affordable Care Act and the bargain she struck with Senate Republicans to expand care to those qualifying for Medicaid. [...] Moreover, she’s displayed an ability to work with a divided Legislature, compromising with GOP Senate leaders on several key issues, including Medicaid expansion, the deal that set aside the hospitals’ lawsuit and arriving at a compromise budget.”

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AP: Governor Hassan centers campaign on bipartisanship

 (AP) — Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan saw many of her legislative priorities come to fruition during her first term in office, but none without support from the Republican-led state Senate.

Serving as governor after the divisive 2010-2011 legislative session, Hassan is now making bipartisan success a key piece of her re-election message as her [Nov. 4] showdown with Republican businessman Walt Havenstein approaches.

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