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NHDP Statement On Election Results

Concord, N.H. - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement regarding the election results: “It’s clear from last night’s results that Granite Staters share Democrats vision for protecting health care for people with pre-existing conditions, building back better from COVID-19, preserving a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, and addressing the climate crisis with the urgency we need. Voters across New Hampshire have spoken loudly that we need Democrats in Washington to get the job done for our state and soundly rejected Republicans who would rather look out for themselves, their donors, and their political party than New Hampshire families.” “Last night’s Democratic wins produced history-making results. This is the fifth consecutive presidential victory for New Hampshire Democrats and not a single Republican presidential candidate has received more than 50% of the vote since 1988. This is the third election in a row that New Hampshire Democrats have won the entire congressional delegation. For the first time, we elected a Democrat to a historic third term in the U.S. Senate with the widest margin we have seen in decades. For the first time we elected a Democratic member of Congress for a historic fifth term, and for the first time in nearly 50 years, we have won the first congressional district a historic three times in a row. And for the first time in history, Granite Staters have elected an African-American sheriff and an openly LGBTQ+ woman to the State Senate. These historic victories certainly would not have been possible without our grassroots volunteer network, and we thank our volunteers for their work.” “While we weren’t able to claim the corner office nor expand our majorities in the State Legislature or on the Executive Council, I know our state leaders will continue to - in the face of aggressive Republican lies and smears - remain focused on the fight to help Granite Staters by building back better after the pandemic, making health care more affordable, raising the minimum wage, and advancing a clean energy future just as they have done throughout their campaigns. It’s clear that New Hampshire voters were focused on the Trump sideshow in Washington and not on the GOP circus in Concord, and while last night’s state results may not be what we’d hoped, voters have elected a slate of strong Democratic leaders, and I am proud of the honest, local, and positive campaigns they ran this year.”



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