CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has defeated Republican businessman Walt Havenstein to win a second term.
The 56-year-old Hassan had focused on bipartisan achievements such as freezing college tuition and improving infrastructure, which she said are keys to building a stronger workforce and helping create jobs. She also ran on expanded access to health care through the use of federal Medicaid money.
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Havenstein centered his campaign on his experience leading defense contracting companies BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp. He promised to create jobs by lowering business taxes, but Democrats attacked him for overseeing job losses and falling stock prices while at SAIC.
This election was Havenstein’s first run for public office, and he stumbled out of the gate amid questions about his residency.
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