Politico: NH Gov race could be competitive in ‘12
Politico believes New Hampshire 2012 Governor’s race could be one of the most competitive in the country.
“Democratic Gov. John Lynch won a historic fourth two-year term last year even as the GOP picked off both House seats and held the open Senate seat. But he has not yet indicated whether he’ll run in 2012,” writes Politico’s David Catanese.
“Ovide Lamontagne, the tea party favorite who came very close to upending newly elected Kelly Ayotte in the GOP Senate primary, is already laying the groundwork for the race, meeting with consultants and establishing himself as a potential kingmaker in the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary,” Catanese continues.
A recent poll published by NH Journal shows Lamontagne would be the early favorite over John Stephen, State Sen. Jeb Bradley and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas in the Republican primary.