WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing Paige Beauchemin as the newest addition to our slate of Spotlight candidates this year. She is running in a critical special election on November 7th to defend New Hampshire’s Hillsborough 3 House district in Nashua against an extremist Republican candidate who has spread dangerous conspiracy theories and made disparaging remarks about educators. A registered nurse and midwife, Paige is running to protect abortion rights and improve access to health care. Her victory is critical for keeping Democrats within reach of breaking New Hampshire’s current Republican trifecta.
“New Hampshire House Republicans are on a losing streak, yet continue to put forward extreme right-wing candidates that are out-of-touch with Granite State voters,” said interim DLCC President Heather Williams. “We are focused on taking every single opportunity to shift the balance of power in New Hampshire and to break the state’s GOP trifecta. We are proud to be shining a spotlight on Paige Beauchemin and with a victory on November 7th, Democrats will keep this chamber’s majority in play as we head into 2024.”
This is the fifth special election in the New Hampshire House this year, and a win on November 7th could put the seat count at 197 Democrats to 198 Republicans, just one seat away from a tie and two seats from an outright Democratic majority with at least two special elections still to be held. The DLCC has not only won every special election in New Hampshire this year, our candidates have matched national trends and overperformed as well.
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.