Democrats Grab Both N.H. Congressional Seats

Nov 7, 2012

Democrats have unseated incumbent Republicans to win New Hampshire’s two congressional seats.

After losing in 2010 by about 3,500 votes, Hopkinton Democrat Ann McLane Kuster easily beat Republican Charlie Bass in the second district.  She promised common sense and compromise in Washington.

"I will work with anybody from any party on any issue if I believe it is in the interested of this great state…and I will always stand up for what I believe in."

In the state’s first district, Carol Shea-Porter reclaimed the seat she lost to Frank Guinta two years ago.

"I can’t possibly tell you how I feel right now. You can imagine, though. So I’m just so grateful, and we are going to get this job done."

Margins were much tighter in this race; Frank Guinta didn’t concede until after 3 a.m.