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Politics

Chandler Selected As N.H. House Minority Leader

State Rep. Gene Chandler has been chosen in a House Republican caucus to serve as the minority leader for the upcoming legislative session.Chandler previously was speaker of the House. The Bartlett Republican was elected to serve a 14th term in the Nov. 6 election that cast the GOP into the minority.

He said in a statement Thursday that the GOP would try to regain the majority by "delivering the Republican message of economic opportunity and job creation through lowering the burden of taxes and regulation."

His selection was criticized by New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, who called Chandler a "loyal ally of the Tea Party and (House Speaker William) O'Brien."

House Democrats caucus on Saturday. If they stick together, their nominee will be elected speaker when the Legislature organizes Dec. 5.

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