Democrats win big on Town Meeting Day, voters reject Sununu's failed record
Concord, N.H. - Continuing their momentum New Hampshire Democrats won big on Tuesday night. Numbers are still coming in but indications show Democrats won upwards of 540 seats. Since Governor Sununu took office, New Hampshire Democrats have won nine special elections in 11 chances, earning 53% of the vote in strong Republican districts and turning five seats Democratic. In last year's city elections, Democrats won and held the majority of Granite State mayoral seats, including in Manchester where Joyce Craig became the first female mayor in the city's 172 year history. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement: "Congratulations to the incredible team of newly elected Democratic town officials. Tuesday's successes prove the momentum that propelled Democrats to win nine special elections and sweep last year's city elections has only gotten stronger in the run up to the 2018 midterms. New Hampshire Republicans have turned each town, city and special election into a referendum on Governor Sununu's record and have been rebuffed at every turn. Voters are tired of watching New Hampshire slip under Sununu's partisan and radical leadership and are eager for change. The incredible victories on Tuesday send a message that New Hampshire is ready to bring Democratic leadership back to the State House and Executive Council, keep Democrats in both Congressional seats, and make Sununu a one-term governor."