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NH gubernatorial candidates clash over credentials in debate

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By HOLLY RAMER
Associated Press

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's candidates for governor have repeatedly criticized each others' credentials as businessmen in a debate that also featured disagreements over Medicaid and the presidential nominees of their respective parties.

Republican Chris Sununu and Democrat Colin Van Ostern both currently serve on the Executive Council, a governmental body that approves state contracts and nominations for appointed positions. But they spent a considerable amount of time during their debate Wednesday night criticizing each others' day jobs.

Van Ostern argues that Waterville Valley, the ski resort Sununu manages, has suffered under his leadership, while Sununu said the few years Van Ostern has spent at Southern New Hampshire University hardly makes him a business leader.

The pair is vying to replace Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is running for U.S. Senate.

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