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General Information

Election Timeline


  • June 11, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • September 14, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    New Hampshire is the 21st least conservative state, voting 2.34% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, New Hampshire is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    New Hampshire ranks 36th among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    OPEN SEAT:  Republican incumbent Judd Gregg is retiring.  He is not seeking a 5th term in 2010.

    GOP Candidates

  • Kelly Ayotte - Former New Hampshire Attorney General  
  • Tom Alciere
  • Jim Bender
  • William Binnie
  • Jack Kimball
  • Dennis Lamare
  • Ovide Lamontagne
  • DEM Candidates

  • Paul Hodes - U.S. Representative from New Hampshire  
  • Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent John Lynch seeks a 4th term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • John Stephen  
  • Karen Testerman
  • Jack Kimball
  • DEM Candidates

  • John Lynch - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    Competitive House Races

    District 1 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter seeks a third term in 2010.  She faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Frank Guinta - Mayor of Manchester  
  • Richard Ashooh
  • Robert Bestani
  • Mike Castaldo
  • Peter Bearse
  • Sean Mahoney
  • Kevin Rondeau
  • DEM Candidates

  • Carol Shea-Porter - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    District 2 (map)
    OPEN SEAT:  Three-term Democrat incumbent Paul Hodes is running for the Senate.  He is not seeking re-election in 2010.

    GOP Candidates

  • Charles Bass - Former U.S. Representative from New Hampshire  
  • Robert Giuda - Former New Hampshire State Representative
  • Jennifer Horn
  • Leonard Mannino, Jr.
  • Wes Sonner
  • DEM Candidates

  • Ann McLane Kuster  
  • Katrina Swett
  • Party nominee -

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    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 2 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 10 GOP, 14 DEM
      State House - DEM control 175 GOP, 225 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  John Lynch (D) - 3rd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Judd Gregg (R) - 4th term, not seeking re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  Jeanne Shaheen (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • House District 1:  Carol Shea-Porter (D) - 1st term
  • House District 2:  Paul Hodes (D) - 1st term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Weak R -- Weak D -- Mod D

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Weak R -- -- Mod D
    Class 3 -- -- Solid R -- --

    Governor Mod D Solid R Weak D Solid D Solid D

    House 2 GOP 2 GOP 2 GOP 2 DEM 2 DEM
    CD-1 Mod R Solid R Solid R Weak D Mod D
    CD-2 Solid R Solid R Solid R Mod D Solid D

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    New Hampshire Race Tracking
    Senate
    Kelly Ayotte
    vs
    Paul Hodes
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    John Lynch - inc
    vs
    John Stephen
    Projected Winner
    House District 1
    Carol Shea-Porter - inc
    vs
    Frank Guinta
    Projected Winner
    House District 2 (open)
    Ann Kuster
    vs
    Charlie Bass
    Projected Winner
    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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