Maggie Hassan

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Naples, Florida, U.S. October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2Q4TE
    October 24, 2016  

    With two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is focused on one state: Florida. The GOP nominee maintains that his prospects for the Sunshine State are bright, despite polls showing he is falling behind. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is pushing to win more Democratic control of Congress. On Monday she campaigned in New Hampshire for Senate candidate Gov. Maggie Hassan. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan speaks at the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTS43ZV
    October 3, 2016  

    In New Hampshire, a high-profile contest is drawing outsized attention and outside money due to its stakes in shaping the Senate. Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, both well-respected and popular political figures in their state, are running a neck-and-neck race while keeping the presidential candidates at an arm’s length. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06: Used syringes are discarded at a needle exchange clinic where users can pick up new syringes and other clean items for those dependent on heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun to devastate many communities in the Northeast and Midwest leading to a surge in fatal overdoses in a number of states. As prescription painkillers, such as the synthetic opiate OxyContin, become increasingly expensive and regulated, more and more Americans are turning to heroin to fight pain or to get high. Heroin, which has experienced a surge in production in places such as Afghanistan and parts of Central America, has a relatively inexpensive street price and provides a more powerful affect on the user.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    January 5, 2016  

    The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction services, while presidential candidates, campaigning to win the first-in-the-nation primary, have also weighed in. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 18, 2012  

    New Hampshire is poised to make history if three women running for national political office all win their bids. Anna Sale of WNYC Radio reports from the Granite State, where unemployment is relatively low and independence is highly valued, about how social issues are playing out in local elections and the presidential race. Continue reading