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Van Ostern Creates Political Committee

The 2016 candidate has been considering another run next year.

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Zach C. Cohen
Nov. 9, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D) “recently filed a political committee, NH Forward, with the secretary of state’s office to ‘support state issues and candidates who are moving New Hampshire forward.’” Van Ostern “continues to seriously consider making a second run for governor, with a decision expected in early 2018. His new political committee could be transformed into a vehicle for fundraising and organizing should he decide to run.”

“The committee’s treasurer is Deborah Butler, who held the same position for Van Ostern’s 2016 campaign committee.”

“Van Ostern’s 2016 defeat by Gov. Chris Sununu (R), by a margin of 48.8 percent to 46.6 percent, was the narrowest loss of any Democrat who ran for governor in the country. … Van Ostern has been active in helping local candidates throughout the year, including those who were on the ballots in Tuesday’s municipal elections.” (WMUR)

State Sen. Martha Hennessey (D) endorsed former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand (D). (WMUR)

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