Move over boys, New Hampshire goes to the women
November 7th, 2012
03:44 AM ET
10 years ago

Move over boys, New Hampshire goes to the women

Washington (CNN) – For the first time in political history, an all-female delegation will serve in the U.S. Congress.

New Hampshire's two House seats went to Democrats Ann McLane Kuster and former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter.

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Republican Kelly Ayotte and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen already serve in the Senate.

Meanwhile, Democrat Maggie Hassan won the state's governor's race against Republican challenger Ovide Lamontagne.

With the two female House victories, New Hampshire voters sent both of its Republican male congressmen packing.

Interestingly, both congressional races were re-matches of 2010 House match-ups.

Incumbent Rep. Charlie Bass lost to Kuster, whom he had defeated two years ago. Analysts thought Bass would hang on from name recognition, but Kuster proved the better fundraiser. Her campaign of "frugal Yankee values" includes running the family cars past 200,000 miles. Next road trip, Washington.

New Hampshire's other Republican congressman also lost. Rep. Frank Guinta had beaten Shea-Porter in 2010.

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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    C'mon CNN you and your political staff wanted to keep this as Toss up to help the drama math in the electoral college. get real get some integrity you knew long ago NH the granite state was not a battle ground.

    November 7, 2012 03:47 am at 3:47 am |