New Hampshire - U.S. Senate

as of October 13

The Candidates

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Paul Hodes

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: March 21, 1951
  • Residence: Concord, NH

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Kelly Ayotte

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: June 27, 1968
  • Residence: Nashua, NH

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Previous Results

    New Hampshire U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Judd Gregg REP 434,847 66.2%
    Doris Haddock DEM 221,549 33.8%

    U.S. President: New Hampshire (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 384,826 54.4%
    John McCain REP 316,534 44.7%
    Ralph Nader IND 3,503 0.5%
    Bob Barr LIB 2,217 0.3%
    George Phillies LIB 531 0.1%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 13, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 20, 2010

    New CQ - Roll Call Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      After A Close Win In The Primary, Ayotte Favored In New Hampshire

      Judd Gregg (R), first elected in 1992, is retiring. Former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, endorsed by Sarah Palin despite the presence of a more conservative candidate in the race, narrowly won the Sept. 14 primary over a field that included Ovide Lamontagne, the 1996 GOP gubernatorial nominee, and millionaire businessman Bill Binnie. Lamontagne boasted the support of Tea Party followers and the editorial page of the Union Leader, the state newspaper that told Palin to stop meddling in the primary. Ayotte won the primary by fewer than 1,700 votes.

      While New Hampshire has been voting Democratic as of late, the tide seems to be shifting the other way, at least in 2010. Ayotte is favored over Rep. Paul Hodes, one of the state's two Democratic members of the House. -Ken Rudin

        Sep 9, 2010

        GOP Works To Hold Gregg's Seat

        Judd Gregg (R), first elected in 1992, is retiring. The state holds its primary on Sept. 14.

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