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1:30 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cautious Optimism For N.H. Housing Market

New data from NH Housing Finance Authority shows 263 New Hampshire homes fell into foreclosure in September. That’s a 13% decline from 2011 levels.

The report says the numbers are a sign that the worst of the housing crisis could be behind us.  

But, cautious optimism aside, there is some tangible good news here: total foreclosures are on track to be their lowest since 2009. Foreclosure auction notices are also way down.

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Elections 2012
12:01 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrat Sue Ford Beats Sorg in Grafton 3

Democrat Sue Ford of Easton has beaten incumbent Republican Gregory Sorg, also of Easton.

With all seven precincts reporting Ford took the seat for Grafton District 3 with 1,392 votes compared to 1,151 for Sorg.

The tally was compiled by the Associated Press. Figures from the Secretary of State are not yet available.

Elections 2012
11:52 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Losing By 20 votes, Coos' Daugherty Says No Recount

Duffy Daugherty. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Larry Enman, a Democrat from Errol, has beaten Republican incumbent Duffy Daugherty in Coos District 1 by 20 votes, according to a final tally by the Associated Press.

In a telephone interview Daugherty said he did not intend to seek a recount, describing the statewide election as a sweep.

"The state is going to hell in a hand basket and I'm not going to fight it," he said.

With all 10 precincts counted Enman had 1,158 votes compared to 1,138 for Daugherty.

Official figures from the Secretary of State are not yet available.

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Elections 2012
11:40 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Lancaster Dem Evalyn Merrick Will Seek Recount

Democrat incumbent Evalyn Merrick plans to seek a recount after losing her seat by 12 votes.

She said a dozen votes was too tight a margin not to ask that it be reviewed.

"I owe it to the voters," she told NHPR.

Merrick had 3,253 votes compared to Republican Leon Rideout who had 3,265, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.

The official tally by the New Hampshire Secretary of State is not yet available.

Elections 2012
8:42 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Coos: A Summary

Here’s what happened in Coos County on Tuesday, according to a tally by the Associated Press. Official counts from the Secretary of State are not yet available.

* Jeff Woodburn of Dalton was elected senator, defeating Debi Warner of Littleton. He takes the place of Republican John Gallus who chose not to run.

* In District 1 with all ten precincts counted Republican incumbent Duffy Daugherty of Colebrook lost to  Democrat Larry Enman of Errol by 20 votes.

Enman had 1,158 votes.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Crunching Last Night's Election Results

It was a big night for Democrats and for women in New Hampshire last night.  Nationally President Barack Obama won a second term over Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.   In the Granite State, Maggie Hassan was voted as our state's new Governor and Carol Shea Porter and Ann McLane Kuster won the seats for the Congressional District 1 and 2 respectively.  In the State House and Senate, there are still some races that need to be settled but it looks like Republican hold majorities in both the State House and Senate. Today we crunch the numbers.

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Elections 2012
7:21 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Republican Bailey Takes Grafton District 14

In the newly created Grafton District 14 Republican Brad Bailey of Monroe beat Democrat Douglas Grant of Franconia, according to final totals compiled by the Associated Press.

Bailey had 3,613 votes compared to Grant's 2,886.

Elections 2012
7:10 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrat Challenger Takes Seat in Littleton-Bethlehem.

In Grafton District 1 Democrat challenger Linda Massimilla is guaranteed one of the two seats, according to final totals compiled by the Associated Press.

But it's unclear whether the second seat will go to incumbent Republican Lyle Bulis or Republican Ralph Doolan.

Massimilla had 2,263 votes.

Meanwhile Bulis had 1,667 - only two votes more than Doolan. It wasn't clear whether Doolan will seek a recount.

The district includes Littleton and Bethlehem and was redrawn this year.

Elections 2012
6:46 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Incumbent Republican Richardson Holds Coos 4

In Coos District 4 Republican incumbent Herbert Richardson beat Democrat Troy Merner, according to results compiled by the Associated Press.

With all the votes counted Richardson had 1,167 votes compared to Merner’s 821.

Elections 2012
4:39 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Kuster Wins 2nd Congressional District In Rematch With Bass

After losing to Republican Charlie Bass in 2010, Ann McLane Kuster won the 2nd District congressional seat
Credit Shannon Dooling for NHPR

It was a repeat match-up with a very different outcome in the Second Congressional District.  Democrat Ann McLane Kuster defeated Republican Congressman Charlie Bass by a roughly five point margin.  

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NH News
4:20 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrats Grab Both N.H. Congressional Seats

Democrats have unseated incumbent Republicans to win New Hampshire’s two congressional seats.

After losing in 2010 by about 3,500 votes, Hopkinton Democrat Ann McLane Kuster easily beat Republican Charlie Bass in the second district.  She promised common sense and compromise in Washington.

"I will work with anybody from any party on any issue if I believe it is in the interested of this great state…and I will always stand up for what I believe in."

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NH News
3:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

First Look At State House And Senate Results

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR


Races for State House and Senate were still wrapping up early this morning. Republicans lost some ground in the House, but we’re still learning how many seats were gained by Democrats.To start with, the Speaker of the House, Bill O’Brien, was reelected. He finished second to a Democrat in a two-member district.

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Elections 2012
3:19 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrats Make Gains On Executive Council

Democrats seized at least two Executive seats last night, breaking Republican control over the council.

Chris Pappas defeated Bob Burns in a highly publicized Manchester-area race. The two men vied for Ray Wieczorek's seat after the Republican announced he would not seek re-election.

In his first bid for political office, Democrat Colin Van Ostern handily defeated incumbent Michael Tierney in District 2.

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Elections 2012
2:45 am
Wed November 7, 2012

N.H. Election Results: Maggie Hassan Wins Race For Governor

Credit NHPR

A victorious Maggie Hassan took the stage on Tuesday night to accept the state’s corner office.  She began by thanking voters for their trust – then launched into some specifics. "We will build a New Hampshire that will nurture innovation and entrepreneurs," Hassan said, "where businesses can and want to grow. Where young people will stay and work and create their own companies." 

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Elections 2012
1:21 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Executive Councilor Ray Burton Easily Wins Re-election (No Big Surprise)

In the North Country, a longtime Executive Councilor held on to his seat and a Democrat snagged an open senate seat.  NHPR’s Chris Jensen has more.

Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a Republican from Bath, faced a challenge from Beth Funicella, a Democrat from Jackson.

Probably to nobody’s surprise the veteran Burton easily beat Funicella.

With 90 percent of the precincts reporting Burton had almost 68,000 votes.

That was roughly 22,000 more  than Funicella.

The other big race was for the senate seat vacated by Republican John Gallus.

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