Boutin and Cavanaugh special election

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Big money in state Senate election

Jul 24, 2017

BY: CCNH-LFDA Highlights

On Tuesday, July 25 voters will choose a state Senator to replace the late Democratic Sen. Scott McGilvray.

The candidates and various independent committees have spent over $200,000 in advertising for the election.

Visit our Elections page to learn more about all of the candidates for the five upcoming special elections in New Hampshire. 

As of mid-July, Republican David Boutin had spent $62,669 on his campaign.  Governor Chris Sununu, state Sen. Jeb Bradley, and a committee for presidential candidate John Kasich are among the donors who gave over $1,000 to Boutin’s campaign. 

The NH Republican State Committee – which is funded in part by the national Senate Republican Majority PAC – has spent over $50,000 campaigning for Boutin, as well.

Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh had spent $87,346 by mid-July.  Some of his major donors include state Sen. Marth Fuller Clark, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the Professional Firefighters of NH PAC. 

LMP New Hampshire, the state branch of a national Democratic PAC, has also spent over $37,000 in support of Cavanaugh.

Libertarian Jason Allen Dubrow has not filed an expenditure report with the Secretary of State, most likely because he has not spent much on his grassroots campaign. 

Do you think spending will have a significant outcome on the special Senate election?  Share your opinion in the comments.

Image depicts David Boutin (left) and Kevin Cavanaugh (right)


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David Boutin

Senator, NH State Senate (2010 - 2016); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1994 - 2010); Hooksett Town Councilor; Town Planner; Retail Site Acquisition; Commercial Real Estate Appraising

Manchester Alderman (2015 - present); IBEW 2320 Assistant Business Manager; 32 year telecommunications professional

Candidate, NH House of Representatives (2010); Engineer


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