Concord, N.H. - After last night's historic victory in Manchester and New Hampshire Democrats eighth special election win in ten tries, including a red-to-blue flip, Granite Staters have sent a message to Governor Sununu: The blue wave is eyeing the governor's office.
Democrats have received 53% of the total vote share in seven Republican special election districts, including the 4th-most Republican district in the state. Governor Sununu's approval rating is tracking with 1-
BREAKING: Erika Connors flips special election seat, Brian Sullivan wins as NH Dems pick up 2 seats
Concord, N.H. - Tonight, Erika Connors defeated Albert MacArthur Jr. 1,198 votes to 1,178 votes to become the newest State Representative in Hillsborough County District 15. Erika's victory comes in a district with 5% more registered Republicans than Democrats, where President Trump received 53% of the vote. Connors win marks Democrats fifth win in a Republican district in sev
Concord, N.H. - Tonight, Casey Conley won the Strafford County District 13 state House special election, 319-59 (78%-14%). Conley defeated Guy Eaton, outperforming Hillary Clinton by 11% and President Obama's 2012 performance by 9%. Representative-elect Conley will replace Isaac Epstein, who resigned his seat in June after running unopposed and winning in the 2016 general election. Libertarian Brian Shields received 31 votes.
Conley's victory mark's the sixth special electio
Concord, N.H. - Tonight, Kari Lerner defeated Jim Headd in the state Representative special election in Rockingham District 4, 901-862 (50%-48%). Rockingham 4 is the 4th-most Republican district in New Hampshire. Lerner's victory comes in a district with 20 percent more registered Republicans than Democrats, where Donald Trump won by 23 points. Representative-elect Lerner becomes the first Democrat to hold the seat since 2006.
This is the largest disadvantage any Democrat ha
Bristol, N.H. - Tonight, Charlie St. Clair won the state representative seat in the Belknap County District 9 special election 1,267-1,009 (56%-44%), defeating challenger Stephen Whalley. Belknap County District 9 has 12 percent more Republican registered voters than Democrats. President Trump won the district by 17 points. "This victory shows once again that Democrats can compete in any district in 2018," said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. "Thanks to Representative-elect St. Clair
Concord, N.H. - Today in Keene, Kevin Cavanaugh was sworn in as the newest New Hampshire state Senator at an Executive Council meeting hosted at Keene State College. On July 25th, Cavanaugh defeated Republican challenger David Boutin, a longtime District 16 Senator, by a whopping 11-point margin in a +6 Republican district. In doing so, he became the first Democrat since 1984 to win a New Hampshire state Senate special election. Cavanaugh is a husband, father of three, Little
Manchester, N.H. - In today's state Senate District 16 special election, Manchester Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Cavanaugh defeated former state Senator David Boutin 4746-3814 (55%-44%). Cavanaugh's win is the first time New Hampshire Democrats have won a state senate special election win since February 1984. Senator-elect Cavanaugh is only the second Democrat since 1976 to win Senate District 16.
Boutin had won his last re-election bid in 2014 by 12-point margin and his 2010 speci
Concord, N.H. - Tonight, Democrat Kris Schultz won the special election for the open state representative seat in Concord Ward 9. Schultz defeated Republican Michael Feeley 284-82 (78% to 22%). Representative-elect Schultz will replace former representative Andrew deTreville, who resigned his seat in February. Former Representative deTreville won the 2016 Ward 9 election 56% to 44%.
New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff issued the following statement: