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Wed November 7, 2012
NH House Flips Back to Democratic Control
Two years ago, Republicans swept Democrats into a small minority in New Hampshire's state Senate and House, but the results of Tuesday's election have flipped that around.
House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli said Wednesday preliminary counts show Democrats won 217 House seats to 177 by Republicans with six races still to be decided. She said even if Republicans win all six, Democrats will be in the majority again. That is at least a 115-seat gain since Democrats only control 102 seats now out of 400.
Norelli, of Portsmouth, faces a challenge for speaker from Nashua Democrat David Campbell.
The Secretary of State's office is working on a final tally.
Republicans retained control of the Senate, but lost six seats so their margin is 13-11 instead of 19-5.
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