WASHINGTON — Democrats won a critical special election in New Hampshire, successfully flipping a highly competitive state House seat red to blue. Representative-elect Catherine Rombeau flipped this district even though Governor Sununu carried this district with 70 percent of the vote last year. This enormous victory shows voters oppose the New Hampshire GOP’s lurch to the far-right, including the state’s first abortion ban in modern history. The independent expenditure arm of the DLCC invested in this special election to ensure a Democratic win in this critical chamber, highlighting the Republican opponent’s anti-abortion record.
“New Hampshire voters rejected the extreme partisan politics of the Republican Party tonight,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Congratulations to Representative-elect Catherine Rombeau on this enormous victory. I cannot wait to watch her bring her experience serving her community to the General Court. This special election is a clear sign of Democratic momentum, where abortion rights played a major role even before Texas’ draconian anti-abortion legislation became law.”
Catherine Rombeau is a former town councilor with a track record of delivering for her community. In her House campaign, she’s prioritizing infrastructure improvements and protecting public school funding.
New Hampshire Republicans have become increasingly radical, using their majority to pass archaic legislation. The New Hampshire GOP recently signed into law an anti-abortion law that bans the procedure after 24 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest and felony penalties for doctors. Flipping this seat is crucial to building towards a Democratic majority to block the GOP’s extreme agenda.