NH governor to endorse Clinton
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New Hampshire Gov. Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanLive coverage: Government shutdown stretches into second day Senate Dems say they have votes to block spending bill as shutdown edges closer WHIP LIST: Shutdown looms as Senate lacks votes to pass House spending bill MORE (D) is endorsing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE for president, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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The governor will make the announcement in Durham, N.H., on Friday during a Clinton campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire. 

Hassan has lauded Clinton for her plan to make college more affordable, calling her the leader “that New Hampshire families need fighting for them.” 

The Democratic governor is reportedly mulling a Senate run and has yet to announce whether she will seek a third term in office. 

“ I will continue to stay focused on New Hampshire, but I also understand that at some point I need to make decisions about 2016, and that needs to be sooner rather than later," she told the Concord Monitor.

Hassan and Clinton campaigned in New Hampshire last year for Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSenators call for probe into US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics after abuse scandal Trump officials take heat for declining Russia sanctions Schumer to Trump administration: Who met with Putin's spy chief? MORE's reelection campaign. Shaheen endorsed Clinton in early September.

Hassan's endorsement comes as Clinton is hemorrhaging support in the Granite State. 

The former secretary of State trails Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump has declared war on our climate — we won’t let him win Stock slide bites boastful Trump, but rising wages great for GOP Millions should march on DC to defeat Trump Republicans MORE (I-Vt.) in the state 43 percent to 32 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Clinton and Sanders will both attend the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention on Saturday.