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WE WON!!!

It brings me great pleasure to announce that I am now State Representative-Elect in the New Hampshire General Court for Hillsborough County's fightin' 26th.

I'd also like to congratulate my good friend Jeff Fontas on becoming the youngest member in the State House.

Update: The Telegraph did a follow-up article on us.. "Tenderfooted teens bring youthful glow to Statehouse"

Democrats won overwhelmingly across Nashua. We now control 24 of the city's 28 seats in the state legislature, and the greatest victory was seen in my own district, wards 5, 8, and 9, where we picked up TWO seats to take 8 out of 10 total.

Bette Lasky
D
4,341
Angie Kopka
D
4,008
Joan Schulze
D
3,847
Jack Kelley
D
3,835
Kim Shaw
D
3,712
Mike O'Brien
D
3,611
Andrew Edwards
D
3,558
Carolyn Lisle
D
3,411
Pam Price
R
3,400
Bea Francoeur
R
3,377

Democrats swept the election across New Hampshire, up and down the ballot..

We will be sending two Democrats to represent our state in Washington, D.C. Paul Hodes disposed of Bass easily, as it should have been, but Carol Shea-Porter won in a huge upset over Jeb Bradley. I personally thought she had as much a chance of winning as Hodes, and that the polls did not reflect the pervasive voter dissatisfaction with the Republican-dominated government.

Governor Lynch obviously won by a landslide, Debora Pignatelli was handed a decisive victory and will now be joined by 2 new Executive Councilors so that we now hold 3 of 5 seats.


The State Senate has swung from 8-16 to 14-10 in our favor, with both Joe Foster and Dave Gottesman triumphant.

The State House was a sweeping victory and probably the hugest victory next to the U.S. Congressional races, with the balance in the General Court being flipped from 152-245 to 239-161 with 36 races not yet reported at this point.

This is the most significant victory to me because Jeff and I know we were part of an historic tidal wave of change, restoring power to a party that has not held a majority in both houses since the Civil War!

(see inside for extended results)



- by Andy Edwards | 11/08/2006 | Comments (3)


3 Responses to “WE WON!!!”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Congratulations, Andy!

    - Bethany : )  

  2. # Anonymous Connie

    Congratulations!!!!  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Congrats! Well done!

    It's also great to see some younger faces in the newly Dem-powered NH House!  

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