Concord, N.H. -- Yesterday, Democrats won big throughout the Granite State in all eleven municipal elections. Mayor Joyce Craig resoundingly won a third term in Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city. Mayor Andrew Hosmer was re-elected in Laconia, New Hampshire — which Donald Trump won by nearly 6 points — in a 46 point landslide in what is a clear sign of Democratic momentum and strength in the Granite State. Democrats also flipped Claremont — a city that voted for Donald Trump twice — and Portsmouth from red to blue, electing Deaglan McEachern mayor and Jo Kelley assistant mayor. Kelley will be the first BIPOC assistant mayor in New Hampshire history.
In response to yesterday’s Democratic victories, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
“Last night, New Hampshire Democrats bucked the national trend and won big in communities across the state — including in rural and red areas. While Democrats won up and down the ballot, the clear loser is Chris Sununu. Since signing into law an abortion ban, the Governor has lost three special elections — including in Republican strongholds like Bedford — and been trounced in red cities like Laconia and Claremont. Despite the national headwinds, New Hampshire Democrats are running laps around Chris Sununu and New Hampshire Republicans and in a dominant position heading into next year’s midterms.”