New Hampshire's "Blueing" Political Scene

While last Tuesday's election was pivotal on a national level, the results in New Hampshire were particularly striking. For the first time since 1912, democrats took both congressional seats.

Democrats also, for the first time since 1874, won a majority in the New Hampshire House and Senate. This notoriously Republican state was the only one to vote for George Bush in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

WBUR's Bob Oakes takes a closer look at New Hampshire politics with Dante Scala, associate professor of politics and research fellow at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.

This program aired on November 13, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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