New Hampshire - Governor

as of October 31

The Candidates

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John Lynch

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: November 25, 1952
  • Residence: Hopkinton, NH

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John Stephen

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: October 21, 1962
  • Residence: Manchester, NH

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Previous Results

    New Hampshire Governor (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John Lynch DEM 479,042 70.2%
    Joe Kenney REP 188,555 27.6%
    Susan Newell LIB 14,987 2.2%

    U.S. President: New Hampshire (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 384,826 54.4%
    John McCain REP 316,534 44.7%
    Ralph Nader IND 3,503 0.5%
    Bob Barr LIB 2,217 0.3%
    George Phillies LIB 531 0.1%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    Oct 1, 2010

    New Cook Political Report Rating

    Toss-up (was Safe-D)

      Sep 24, 2010

      Lynch Popular, But GOP Threatens

      John Lynch (D), first elected in 2004, is seeking an unprecedented fourth two-year term. Lynch's last election, in which he received 70 percent of the vote, was the most lopsided gubernatorial race in state history. He has long been considered the state's most popular politician. But Republicans are sensing that they have a shot with John Stephen, a consultant and the former state health and human services commissioner. As is to be expected in New Hampshire, a slew of potential GOP presidential candidates -- Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour and Tim Pawlenty -- have already been in the state to campaign for him. One sign that Lynch might be worried: He started running a TV ad sharply critical of Stephen's record on taxes. -Ken Rudin

        Sep 2, 2010

        Lynch Looks Primed For Fourth Term

        The state holds its primary on Sept. 14. John Lynch (D), first elected in 2004, is seeking a fourth two-year term.

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