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Havenstein hits Hassan on law enforcement record

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DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein is attacking Gov. Maggie Hassan's record on crime.

During a campaign stop in Dover on Wednesday, Havenstein hit Hassan for sponsoring a bill as a state senator that let non-violent offenders out of jail soon after hitting their minimum sentence.

Senate candidate Eddie Edwards, a former law enforcement officer, and U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Havenstein at the stop.

Attendees asked the three to comment on New Hampshire's refugee population, immigration and threats from the terrorist group ISIS. Rogers said Havenstein is a candidate who understands security from his time leading defense contractor BAE Systems and will respect law enforcement officers.

Havenstein said he will make support for law enforcement a top priority if elected.

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