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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:47 PM

NH House flips back into Democratic control

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two years ago, Republicans swept Democrats into a small minority in New Hampshire’s state Senate and House, but the results of Tuesday’s election have flipped that around.

House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli said Wednesday preliminary counts show Democrats won 217 House seats to 177 by Republicans with six races still to be decided. She said even if Republicans win all six, Democrats will be in the majority again. That is at least a 115-seat gain since Democrats only control 102 seats now out of 400.

Norelli, of Portsmouth, faces a challenge for speaker from Nashua Democrat David Campbell.

The Secretary of State’s office is working on a final tally.


http://www.boston.com/news/local/new-hampshire/2012/11/07/house-flips-back-into-democratic-control/iAFM9n47MFqW05B8AT8FBI/story.html

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RandySF Nov 2012 OP
Ya Basta Nov 2012 #1
otohara Nov 2012 #2
Raven Nov 2012 #3
sarge43 Nov 2012 #5
neverforget Nov 2012 #4
Silent3 Nov 2012 #6
sarge43 Nov 2012 #7

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. "115-seat gain"

 




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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. CO Also

won back the house!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:52 PM

3. Wow! I missed this. Great news for us because

the Republican legislature up here is crazy and has done absolutely nothing. Great news!

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Response to Raven (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:00 PM

5. Same here.

I think the NH legg blew it when it started the crap about rolling back abortion rights. One thing Graniteheads do not like is invasion of privacy. What happens in the Notch, stays in the Notch.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:52 PM

4. Oregon too. We took back the House and remaine in control of the Senate.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:02 PM

6. I hope my fellow NH voters have learned the lesson to pay more attention...

...during off-year elections. The crazy Tea Party crew that got swept into power in 2010 never truly represented NH, they merely represented the crazy but dedicated right wingers who took advantage of Democratic inattention and apathy.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:17 PM

7. That's part of it, but

the DNC didn't put any effort into NH in 2010. No GOTV, boots on the ground or much in the way of an air war, ads, mailings, etc. It didn't rally the troops, gave up hard won ground and I don't understand why.

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