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New Hampshire

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New Hampshire

  1. 3. <ul><li>Born March 21, 1951 in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from: Collegiate School 1968; Dartmouth 1972; Boston College Law School 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Began his career as Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Later became a special prosecutor for New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>New Hampshire State Councilor on the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Became Congressman in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Was on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Financial Services Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Lives with wife, Peggo, and two children </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpstart economy </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Lower property tax </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Health Care for small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable energy and green energy jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Mortgage crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Honoring veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Voting History </li></ul><ul><li>Voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (aka &quot;the financial bailout bill”), which enacted the Troubled Asset Relief Program (&quot;TARP”) </li></ul><ul><li>Voted for the American Clean Energy and Security Act, as well as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Born June 27, 1968 in Nashua, New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Nashua High school and Pennsylvania State University </li></ul><ul><li>Received a Juris Degree from Villanova University School of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Became a Prosecutor of the New Hampshire Attorney General in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Later became Deputy Attorney General, and then Attorney General </li></ul><ul><li>Lives with husband, Joe (Iraq war veteran), and two children </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease government spending </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen economy </li></ul><ul><li>Promote honesty within the government </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-Life </li></ul><ul><li>Against same-sex marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Reform: lower costs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce dependence on foreign energy sources </li></ul><ul><li>Supports gun rights </li></ul><ul><li>Voting History </li></ul><ul><li>Opposes passage of Employee Free Choice Act that proposes to amend the National Labor Relations Act </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law passed in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Favors ending additional spending under the stimulus plan </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Paul Hodes (D) went uncontested </li></ul><ul><li>Ayotte (R) defeated Tea Party favorite Ovide Lamontigne (R) 51% to 44% </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Population : 1,324,575 </li></ul><ul><li>Area : 9,351 square miles (7 th smallest state) </li></ul><ul><li>Capital : Concord, NH </li></ul><ul><li>Largest City : Manchester, NH </li></ul><ul><li>Industries : Textiles, Lumber, Tourism, Electronic Equipment, Software </li></ul><ul><li>Race : White 95.3%; Black 1.4%; Asian 2%, Hispanic 2.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Home Ownership Rate : 69.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Median Household Income : $63,235 </li></ul><ul><li>High School Graduates age 25+ : 87.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree or higher age 25+ : 28.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Person’s below poverty level : 7.8% </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Voter Registration Rate : 96.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Democrats : 282,421 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Republicans : 280,507 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Independent : 395,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Swing state in most elections </li></ul><ul><li>Voted Democrat in four of the last five elections </li></ul><ul><li>Judd Gregg (R) was previous Republican Senator and Governor of New Hampshire </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Economic Rebound </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Oil Spill </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Same-Sex Marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Gun Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Economy still considered a key issue in New Hampshire even though the income level is high and the unemployment rate is half of the national average </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>“ Biden Defends Administration Policy in Return to NH” (He defended the policies of the administration and supporting Democratic candidates) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Romney to Speak at NH GOP Convention” (Brings conservative message to NH) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hodes, Ayotte Differ On Tax Cuts For Wealthy” </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Opposition between Democrat and Republican on the same issue (tax cuts, government spending, deficit) </li></ul><ul><li>Will New Hampshire become a red state again? </li></ul><ul><li>Which candidate is the most fiscally responsible? (Ayotte portrayed as a fiscal conservative) </li></ul><ul><li>The election is termed Commitment 2010 </li></ul>

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