Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Republicans Make Gains in New Hampshire

OK, so Republicans were shut out in Massachusetts. But the GOP did make gains north of the Bay State in New Hampshire.

Charlie Bass returns to Congress after a four year absence defeating Ann McLane Kuster. Bass was originally elected to Congress in 1994 and was re-elected five times until he was defeated by Democrat Paul Hodes in 2006. Hodes lost his bid for the U.S. Senate to Republican Kelly Ayotte.

Now granted Bass is a fairly moderate Republican. The same cannot be said of former Manchester mayor Frank Guinta who defeated two term Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to win the Granite state's other congressional seat.

So there's a sliver of red in the blue seas of New England.

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