Battle for the State House


With a high-profile U.S. Senate race, two competitive U.S. House races and a gubernatorial showdown at the top of the ballot, next month’s elections for New Hampshire’s House and Senate by comparison are often receiving scant media attention.

But with gridlock between the two majorities increasingly suffocating action in the nation’s capital, the battle for control of the state legislature is just as consequential as the federal races and the showdown for governor.

While Democrats in the Congressional races are playing plenty of defense as they try to defend their razor-thin majorities in Washington, it’s a different story in the Granite State.

After two years of Democratic control, Republicans won back both chambers of the state legislature in the 2020 elections. The GOP currently holds a 202-179 majority in the 400-member House (with 19 vacancies as of last month) and a…

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