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  Hassan, Maggie
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NameMaggie Hassan
Previous Name02/27/1958 - 08/27/1983 Margaret Wood
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Born February 27, 1958 (64 years)
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InfoMaggie Hassan is a Senator for the State of New Hampshire, one of only two women in United States history to have served as Governor and Senator.

Born Margaret Coldwell Wood in Boston to parents active in politics (her father served briefly as Lyndon Johnson's HUD Secretary), she attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, and graduated in 1976. Following Lincoln-Sudbury, Wood received a B.A. degree in history from Brown University in 1980, and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1985. While at Brown, she met Thomas Hassan, whom she would marry in 1983.

Maggie Hassan worked in law from 1985 to 1999, when Governor Jeanne Shaheen (whom she would later serve with as Senator) appointed her as a citizen advisor to the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission.

New Hampshire Democratic leaders urged Hassan to run for State Senate in 2002, which she did. After failing in 2002 to Russell Prescott, Hassan prevailed in a 2004 rematch, and served until 2010, when she lost a second rematch to former Senator Prescott. During her time in the Senate, she served in many roles, including Majority Leader, which she used to push passage of legislation allowing same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.

Hassan ran and won the 2012 gubernatorial race, prevailing over several legislative colleagues in the primary, and Republican Ovide Lamontagne in the general election. She would succeed in a 2014 re-election bid.

In 2016, she ran against incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte and prevailed, flipping the seat by a thin margin. Hassan resigned from the governorship on January 3, 2017.

Senator Hassan is running for re-election in the 2022 midterm elections.

Senator Hassan and her husband, Thomas, have two adult children: Ben, who has cerebral palsy, and Meg. She is a member of the United Church of Christ.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/09/2022-08/11/2022 Saint Anselm College 44.00% ( 2.0) 51.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
03/23/2022-03/24/2022 Saint Anselm College 46.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
01/11/2022-01/12/2022 Saint Anselm College 45.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 4.0)
11/18/2021-11/18/2021 Tarrance Group (R) 50.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
08/24/2021-08/26/2021 Saint Anselm College 44.00% ( 7.0) 48.00% ( 9.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
04/23/2020-04/27/2020 Saint Anselm College 51.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 53.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/17/2016-09/20/2016 Monmouth University 60.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
01/04/2016-01/06/2016 Public Policy Polling 48.00% ( 5.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 4.0)
11/30/2015-12/02/2015 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 7.0) 40.00% ( 1.0) 17.00% ( 6.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
02/18/2021-02/22/2021 University of New Hampshire 42.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 9.0) 20.00% ( 5.0)
02/19/2020-02/25/2020 University of New Hampshire 45.00% ( 7.0) 29.00% ( 8.0) 15.00% ( 4.0)
08/20/2016-08/28/2016 University of New Hampshire 52.00% ( 4.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)
07/29/2016-08/01/2016 MassINC Polling Group 50.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
07/09/2016-07/18/2016 University of New Hampshire 48.00% ( 1.0) 35.00% ( 2.0) 17.00% ( 1.0)
04/07/2016-04/17/2016 University of New Hampshire 49.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 8.0) 18.00% ( 5.0)
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 University of Massachusetts 55.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/17/2014-10/17/2014 Suffolk University 50.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
09/29/2014-10/05/2014 University of New Hampshire 52.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0)
11/03/2012-11/04/2012 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 19, 2019 12:00pm News Jackson Cosko sentenced to prison  Article Southern_Moderate2 
Oct 04, 2018 12:10pm News Accused doxxer of GOP senators allegedly threatened to publish lawmakers' children’s health info  Article Southern_Moderate2 
Jun 26, 2018 12:00pm News Hassan intern who shouted expletive at Trump sparks debate about discourse  Article Southern_Moderate2 
Jun 07, 2013 03:00pm News New Hampshire Governor Frees 14 Slaves  Article IndyGeorgia 

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RACES
  11/08/2022 NH US Senate ???
  09/13/2022 NH US Senate - D Primary Won 93.76% (+89.90%)
  02/02/2021 Finance Committee - Seat 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/11/2020 US Vice President - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/08/2016 NH US Senate Won 47.98% (+0.14%)
  09/13/2016 NH US Senate - D Primary Won 98.16% (+97.08%)
  09/13/2016 NH US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.27% (-78.28%)
  11/04/2014 NH Governor Won 52.38% (+4.95%)
  09/09/2014 NH Governor - D Primary Won 94.18% (+90.05%)
  09/09/2014 NH Governor - R Primary Lost 0.46% (-54.85%)
  11/06/2012 NH Governor Won 54.61% (+12.09%)
  09/11/2012 NH Governor - R Primary Lost 0.38% (-67.17%)
  09/11/2012 NH Governor - D Primary Won 53.02% (+14.18%)
  11/02/2010 NH State Senate 23 Lost 46.62% (-6.77%)
  11/04/2008 NH State Senate 23 Won 57.18% (+14.40%)
  11/07/2006 NH State Senate 23 Won 60.12% (+20.25%)
  11/02/2004 NH State Senate 23 Won 51.96% (+3.92%)
  11/05/2002 NH State Senate 23 Lost 45.96% (-8.07%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  09/13/2016 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-51.40%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA US Senate - Special Election - Nov 03, 2020 D Raphael Warnock
US President - D Primaries - Aug 11, 2020 D Joe Biden
US Secretary of Energy - Dec 02, 2019 R Dan Brouillette
NH District 01 - D Primary - Sep 11, 2018 D Christopher Pappas
NH Governor - D Primary - Sep 11, 2018 D Molly Kelly
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 R Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Raymond Buckley
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 09, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
NH US President - D Primary - Jan 08, 2008 D Hillary Clinton