The NHTPC as a group does not officially endorse candidates in any race. However we thought it would be helpful to your research to list them here and note by which groups they are being vetted.
Below are candidates who have filed for office in NH and will be on the ballot in our 2016 primaries to be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
The primary winners will then be on the general election ballot on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Please refer to the Secretary of State’s official lists of filers (below) for NH House of Representatives, NH Senate, and County Offices as there would be too many to list here.
You will be voting to nominate candidates for Governor, US Congressional Candidates (in either district) as well as one US Senator, one State Senator from your district, multiple State Representatives from your district, and a County Sheriff as well as other County officials in the primary in September. Some seats go uncontested.
Our two US Senate seats are ‘at large’, meaning both Senators serve all of NH. Only Senator Kelly Ayotte is up for re-election in 2016.
Find out what your districts are for US Congress, County Commissioners and other County positions, NH Senate, and NH Representatives: HERE.
Note: Some of these names are linked to their respective websites. If the text is bold, it means we could not find a related website or FB page.
CANDIDATES for US SENATE (R)
CANDIDATES for US SENATE (D)
Maggie Hassan (Current NH Governor)
INDEPENDENTS/LIBERTARIANS for US SENATE
CANDIDATES for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES – CD1 (R)
CANDIDATES for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES – CD1 (D)
INDEPENDENTS/LIBERTARIANS for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES – CD1
CANDIDATES for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES – CD2 (R)
CANDIDATES for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES – CD2 (D)
Ann McLane Kuster (Incumbent)
INDEPENDENTS/LIBERTARIANS for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES – CD2
John J. Babiarz
CANDIDATES for GOVERNOR OF NH (R)
CANDIDATES for GOVERNOR OF NH (D)
INDEPENDENTS/LIBERTARIANS for GOVERNOR OF NH
RATINGS – SURVEYS – PLEDGES
Many groups are actively soliciting candidates for their individual surveys and pledges, which are helpful in determining their positions on the issues. Candidates should contact the individual groups to take these CONSERVATIVE surveys and pledges.
Please let us know if we missed anyone’s scorecard, survey, or pledge. We will attempt to update these for 2016.
2014-2016 STATE SCORECARDS
Americans for Prosperity Scorecard for NH House and Senate 2016
Cornerstone Policy Research Scorecards [TBD for 2016]
NH Families for Education Incumbent Scorecard [TBD for 2016]
NH House Republican Alliance Scorecard for 2016
NH Liberty Alliance Liberty Rating for 2016
2016 STATE ELECTIONS SURVEYS
Note: Some of these survey results will not be posted anywhere. You will have to ask the candidates themselves what scores they received.
Granite State Taxpayers Survey [TBD for 2016]
Gun Owners of NH Survey [TBD for 2016]
National Association of Gun Rights [TBD for 2016]
National Rifle Association Survey [TBD for 2016]
NH Families for Education Survey Scores [TBD for 2016]
NH Firearms Coalition Grades for 2016
NH Right to Life Survey [TBD for 2016]
NH Right to Work [TBD for 2016]
Republican Liberty Caucus NH Survey [TBD for 2016]
Republican Liberty Caucus Endorsement List for 2016 [First Round]
AFP “No Climate Tax Pledge” Signers 2016
Coalition of NH Taxpayers Anti-Broadbased Tax Pledge Signers [TBD] *This is the original Mel Thompson Pledge and will be updated before the primary.
RATINGS for FEDERAL CANDIDATES
US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R) – 70% (incumbent)
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D) – 0% (not up for re-election)
US Congressman Frank Guinta (R) – 79% (incumbent D1)
US Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D) – 7% (incumbent D2)
US Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D) = 10% (incumbent D2)
New American Freedom Index
US Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D) – 21% (incumbent D2)
If you find another Scorecard, Survey, or Pledge that we have not listed here, please send to email@example.com