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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:12 PM

In 28-point swing, Democrats just flipped another district that went big for Trump

Source: Revere Press

Democrats in New Hampshire flipped a House seat from red to blue in a special election Tuesday night.

Democrat Charlie St. Clair won the the Belknap County District 9 special election for state representative by a margin of 56%-44%. He defeated Republican challenger Stephen Whalley.

The victory is significant considering there are 12 percent more Republicans registered than Democrats in the district, and Donald Trump carried the New Hampshire 9th by 17 points in the 2016 election, 56%-39% — meaning the September 12 victory for the Democrats was a 28-point swing.

St. Clair won by about 360 votes, local reports said, and is the first Democrat to represent the district since 2012. “This victory shows once again that Democrats can compete in any district in 2018,” New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley said. “Thank’s to Representative-elect St. Clair’s hard work, positive message, and record of community involvement, Democrats are four of five in special elections this year, flipping seats in heavily Republican districts.”



Read more: http://reverepress.com/news/nh-democrats-flipped-district-went-for-trump/



It's state representative, but let's take it as a major confidence builder for our side

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Reply In 28-point swing, Democrats just flipped another district that went big for Trump (Original post)
IronLionZion Sep 12 OP
nycbos Sep 12 #1
bucolic_frolic Sep 12 #2
JI7 Sep 12 #3
LisaM Sep 13 #23
truthisfreedom Sep 12 #4
byronius Sep 12 #11
Mr.Bill Sep 13 #20
Honeycombe8 Sep 12 #5
Midnight Writer Sep 12 #6
msongs Sep 12 #7
MrPurple Sep 12 #8
jl_theprofessor Sep 12 #13
BigmanPigman Sep 12 #9
flotsam Sep 12 #10
IronLionZion Sep 12 #12
Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 13 #14
madokie Sep 13 #15
Optical.Catalyst Sep 13 #16
Wounded Bear Sep 13 #17
Ligyron Sep 13 #18
IronLionZion Sep 13 #22
bluecollar2 Sep 13 #19
workinclasszero Sep 13 #21
Bengus81 Sep 13 #24
IrishEyes Sep 13 #25
guillaumeb Sep 13 #26

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:16 PM

1. Excellent



As yes I am well aware of the irony of using Mr. Burns to celebrate a Democratic victory.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:18 PM

2. Yes it's a good omen

that reinforces what I'm hearing from my local Democratic people, that all politics is local and we begin by sending a message to Washington by flipping our local seats BLUE!!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:19 PM

3. States matter more than many realize

Since they play a role in redistricting

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:36 PM

23. Yes, +1000

States are also starting to pass very weird and draconian anti-abortion bills.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:25 PM

4. Bit by bit 45 will turn out to be a boon for average Americans in the long run

The pukes have shown their true colors this time and the public is taking action to move away from the stench.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:05 PM

11. +1

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:20 PM

20. Sure, if he doesn't blow up the entire world first. n/t

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:35 PM

5. Very good news! Step by step, inch by inch.... nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:41 PM

6. Did anyone see buses from Massachusetts this time?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:42 PM

7. great news, let's have lots more of this :-) nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:54 PM

8. If a 12% margin is just 360 votes, this is too small a sample size to mean much

I want this to represent something, but realistically, it's a small district and NH is less gerrymandered than most other swing states.

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Response to MrPurple (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:54 PM

13. There is no single data point

that means anything. You have to consider that data point alongside all others to find any potential patterns or meaning.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:55 PM

9. But I thought New Hampshire (along with CA) were guilty of voter fraud

so these election results must be tainted. Where's the evidence, where's Kobach?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:55 PM

10. This is good...

...but keep in mind we have 400 house seats, St. Clair has strong name recognition here and I never heard of the challenger. But it IS nice...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:08 PM

12. Everything Is AWESOME!!!

Everything Is AWESOME!!! -- The LEGO® Movie -- Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island



Everything is awesome, everything is cool when your part of a team
Everything is awesome, when you're living out a dream
Everything is better when we stick together
Some have said you and I are gonna win forever?
Lets party forever
We're the same unlike you, you're like me we're all working in harmony

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:52 AM

14. Good news!

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:00 AM

15. Further proof that staying home sucks

Protest all you want but get your ass up and go vote. Our country, our way of life, depends on it. Act accordingly

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:06 AM

16. The tide has peaked and is now turning in our favor

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:13 AM

17. All politics are local...

win local seats, win state house seats, win US House seats.

It takes work at the local level, work like this.



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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:52 AM

18. Yes, the DNC's single biggest mistake was too much focus on the national & GE.

All politics really IS local and we're starting to make some improvements in recognizing where the real battle lies.

We need candidates in every race from dog catcher to the Presidency.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:29 PM

22. The DNC needs to wise up fast

and bring back Howard Dean's 50 state strategy that got us both houses of congress in 2006 and the white house in 2008

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:18 PM

19. state houses control redistricting

In most cases.

The Republicans recognized this a long time ago.

Part of the Democratic National Committee has to be state party strategy coordination.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:20 PM

21. America is rejecting the orange shitgibbon

and his racist nazi/kkk loving party!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:40 PM

24. Look for much more of this....

Hell,we told all these people all last year Trump was nothing but a crazy,habitual liar. But...many bought into the "business man" horse shit and we got what we got. I personally don't think Trump is going anywhere so we have to win elections and take his and Republicans power away.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:22 PM

25. Great. We should work to flip some more offices.

I want democrats in every political office possible. State senate, assembly, judges, sheriffs, mayors, etc. I want republicans across the country leaving office. Every democrat we elect to replace a republican makes this country a little bit better.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:39 PM

26. A house is built from the ground up.

Recommended.

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