The two nominees for New Hampshire governor differed over raising the minimum wage and making Medicaid expansion permanent, but found areas of agreement during their first showdown Wednesday afternoon.

On those topics and others, both executive councilors Colin Van Ostern, D-Concord, and Chris Sununu, R-Newfield, offered answers with qualifying nuances before a business crowd at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Sununu said a state minimum wage law should be the same as the federal standard, $7.25 an hour.

Van Ostern did not spell out what he would support, but offered a starting point.