Financial reports reveal final steps leading up to Hassan’s decision to run for Senate
Just one year ago, the State House was abuzz with chatter about whether Gov. Maggie Hassan would jump into the U.S. Senate race.
Somewhat surprisingly, news of Hassan’s decision never leaked. It wasn’t until the Democrat decided to post a video on YouTube that the state learned in early October she would take on Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
Had Hassan’s campaign finance reports been public back then – instead of coming out last week – it would have been a lot easier to read the tea leaves and predict her decision to run for higher office.
In the run-up to her announcement, Hassan’s campaign upped its fees for Washington D.C., consultants, took out advertisements, commissioned research and paid nearly $6,000 for video production in late September.