Skip to comments.GOP gains turn the (NH) State House bright red (Dems absolutely demolished!)
Posted on 11/03/2010 4:35:45 PM PDT by nhwingut
Republicans are on their way to controlling nearly 300 seats in New Hampshire's House of Representatives, according to preliminary vote counts.
The latest tally shows 296 seats firmly in Republican hands, with three seats yet to be decided. GOP sources say two of those will likely go their way and leave Democrats with 102 seats.
In the Senate, the final split is 19-5, according to figures at the Secretary of State's office. That represents a pickup of nine seats for the Republicans, who were the minority in a 14-10 Senate for the past four years.
Secretary of State William Gardner said the last time Democrats won only five Senate seats was in 1962.
When the state Legislature recessed for the summer in June, Democrats held 224 seats in the House, and Republicans controlled 176.
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Hope & Change!! LOL
Today is Jim Robinsons birthday..If you havent donated to FR, today would be a good day to give
we’re moving to NH.
Wow that’s a lot of seats in the NH House of Reps. - and for such a small state. Does every square mile in the state get a rep?
Excellent. Don’t you have the great Mark Steyn up there too?
“Live Free Or DIE”
The New Hampshire House of Representatives is the lower house in the New Hampshire General Court. The House of Representatives consists of 400 members coming from 103 districts across the state, created from divisions of the state's counties. On average, each legislator represents about 3,300 residents. If the same level of representation were present in the U.S. Congress, that body would have approximately 99,000 members, according to current population estimates.wow
that number caught me as well......and of course I am sure they all get PAID...important government business dont you know...
And they only get 200 bucks a year. True citizen legislators.
I am stunned by it, but also impressed. I would imagine that citizens have good access/response to/from these locals? In most states (like mine) - both houses of the state legislature are inhabited by a select few who act like mini-mes of the DC crowd.
John Sununu was say it was 20-4 in the senate. Either way, my senator Maggie Hasan is gone - with a long before it.
Happy that my first vote as a NH resident had something to do with it.
Actually, state reps are unpaid. It’s a part-time job for them.
What the heck? Does everyone in the state work for the government?
Correction: They are paid $100 annually.
thanks for the input..do they pay their expenses as well? travel, food, conventions, etc...
How much of this is due to the influence of Porcupines?
It was similar in Tennessee only in 2009 we had a RINO turncoat conspire with the Democrats to put HIM in the position of Speaker of the House (the House was split 50-49; R-D in the 2008 race). The Republicans picked up another 13 to 15 seats in the House and will now tell the turncoat that he will probably be on the committee for considering new names for sewage plants.
Almost! I have two on my street. Both Dems. They lost. Heh...
New Hampshire state government has 400 state representatives? Half the population of freaking New Hampshire is a state rep? What the hell?
Good grief, Wisconsin has 5.5 million people and 99 state reps.
I can see this is the only thing you are posting today.
Yelp. Jim, Onyx and several others have been working the freepathon hard for over a month, while we all donated to candidates etc...Just thought it would be nice to get that last 9% in ASAP sp they can have some rest. Want to help...Pass the word, donate extra or anything else you think might help.
Yes, they get a per diem.