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May 29, 2016 12:18 PM

In NH governor's race, dash for cash is on but hard to track

NH1.com

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The dash for campaign cash in the New Hampshire governor's race is at its peak as an early June filing deadline looms, bringing with it dramatic reductions in how much money candidates can raise from individuals and political committees.

But voters won't get a full look at who's giving to whom — or how candidates are spending their money — until mid-August, three weeks before the Sept. 13 primary.

Three Democrats and four Republicans are vying to replace Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat who is running for U.S. Senate.

The Democratic candidates are Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand and businessman Mark Connolly. The GOP candidates are Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and state Rep. Frank Edelblut.

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