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Dems Still Trying to Kick O’Connor Off Ballot

Guinta is leading Shea-Porter in his internal poll.

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Kimberly Railey
Sept. 21, 2016, 8:48 a.m.

“The state Demo­crat­ic Party is present­ing a state elec­tion pan­el with new in­form­a­tion it be­lieves will en­sure that” test-prep ex­ec­ut­ive Shawn O’Con­nor (I) “will not be on the bal­lot for the gen­er­al elec­tion. O’Con­nor … labeled as a ‘frivol­ous at­tack’ the NHDP’s re­quest for re­con­sid­er­a­tion of the state Bal­lot Law Com­mis­sion’s de­cision last week to al­low him to re­main on the bal­lot. He said the party is des­per­ate to keep him off.”

O’Con­nor in­sisted he is not a spoil­er can­did­ate, say­ing he will do more than “skim votes” from former Rep. Car­ol Shea-Port­er (D). (WMUR)

POLL. A new NR­CC poll con­duc­ted by North Star Opin­ion Re­search (R) re­ports Rep. Frank Guinta (R) lead­ing Shea-Port­er 41% to 38% (Sept. 14, 15, 17, and 18; 427 RVs; +/- 4.7%), with test-prep ex­ec­ut­ive Shawn O’Con­nor (I) draw­ing 8% and Liber­tari­an Brendan Kelly (L) tak­ing 4%. The sur­vey finds Don­ald Trump car­ry­ing the dis­trict, 43% to Hil­lary Clin­ton’s 39%. (Politico)

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