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GOP gains turn the (NH) State House bright red (Dems absolutely demolished!)
Union Leader ^ | 11/3/10 | TOM FAHEY

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.

[SNIP]

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at unionleader.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; democrat; gopcomeback; nh; nh2010; redstates; republican
Dems were up 50 House seats on 11/2. Down 200 on 11/3.

Hope & Change!! LOL

1 posted on 11/03/2010 4:35:52 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: All

Today is Jim Robinsons’ birthday..If you haven’t donated to FR, today would be a good day to give


2 posted on 11/03/2010 4:37:44 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: nhwingut

we’re moving to NH.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 4:38:02 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: nhwingut

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?


4 posted on 11/03/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: nhwingut

Excellent. Don’t you have the great Mark Steyn up there too?


5 posted on 11/03/2010 4:40:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nhwingut

“Live Free Or DIE”


6 posted on 11/03/2010 4:42:07 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: chickadee
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
7 posted on 11/03/2010 4:43:15 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Does every square mile in the state get a rep?

that number caught me as well......and of course I am sure they all get PAID...important government business dont you know...

8 posted on 11/03/2010 4:43:46 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: nhwingut
Except for their governor who is a democrat got reelected, figure that out!
9 posted on 11/03/2010 4:43:50 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: chickadee

And they only get 200 bucks a year. True citizen legislators.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 4:45:11 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: vigilante2
Except for their governor who is a democrat got reelected, figure that out!

Yeah he is well liked (a faux moderate). But neutered big time. The Exec Council which shares power with him is now all Republican too (5-0). They swept it all.

Even the House and Senate majorities are veto proof, so he has no power.
11 posted on 11/03/2010 4:48:31 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut

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.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 4:51:22 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: nhwingut

over paid....


13 posted on 11/03/2010 4:51:51 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: nhwingut

John Sununu was say it was 20-4 in the senate. Either way, my senator Maggie Hasan is gone - with a long before it.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 4:53:54 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: nhwingut

Happy that my first vote as a NH resident had something to do with it.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 4:53:59 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: OBXWanderer

Actually, state reps are unpaid. It’s a part-time job for them.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 4:57:28 PM PDT by shekkian
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To: chickadee
"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."

What the heck? Does everyone in the state work for the government?

17 posted on 11/03/2010 4:59:07 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: shekkian

Correction: They are paid $100 annually.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 5:04:36 PM PDT by shekkian
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To: shekkian
Actually, state reps are unpaid. It’s a part-time job for them.

thanks for the input..do they pay their expenses as well? travel, food, conventions, etc...

19 posted on 11/03/2010 5:08:13 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: nhwingut

How much of this is due to the influence of Porcupines?


20 posted on 11/03/2010 5:24:11 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: nhwingut

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.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 5:33:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: chickadee
Does every square mile in the state get a rep?

Almost! I have two on my street. Both Dems. They lost. Heh...

22 posted on 11/03/2010 6:00:21 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: nhwingut

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.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 6:08:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: hoosiermama

I can see this is the only thing you are posting today.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 6:09:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 6:15:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: OBXWanderer

Yes, they get a per diem.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 2:20:30 AM PDT by shekkian
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