New Hampshire: Once Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced that she would challenge first-term GOP U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, this became an open seat and one of three Democratic-held seats in Toss Up. Every time it appears that the respective fields of candidates have settled, another potentially competitive candidate expresses interest or announces. There are currently two announced Democratic candidates: Mark Connolly, a financial adviser and former head of the state Bureau of Securities Regulation, and Colin Van Ostern, a member of the Executive Council and a former manager at Stonyfield Inc. (yogurt). Recently, former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand said that he is seriously considering running, while Stefany Shaheen, the daughter of Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and a former member of the Portsmouth City Council, took her name out of contention, On the Republican side, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, the son of former Gov. John Sununu and brother of former U.S. Sen. John Sununu, Jr., was the first to announce. St. Rep. Frank Edelblut and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, who served as president of the state Senate, have both said

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