NH Congressional Race a Toss Up

Two months ago, even Democratic Party insiders didn't think congressional candidate Paul Hodes could upset Republican Charlie Bass in New Hampshire's Second District. In 2004, Hodes lost to the six-term incumbent by 20 points and he was given long odds in this year's rematch.

But just this weekend the Republican Party dropped $365,000 into New Hampshire as polls now show the race is a toss up. Meanwhile, in hopes of nationalizing the race and banking on a Democratic wave on election night, the Democrats have stepped up with more than $300,000 in television ad time.

To look at the race for New Hampshire's Second Congressional district , WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with Andy Smith, Director of the UNH Survey Center.

This program aired on October 31, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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