Democrats go undefeated in all five New Hampshire special elections this year.
WASHINGTON – DLCC’s Spotlight Candidate Paige Beauchemin won a crucial special election in New Hampshire tonight, narrowing the already razor-thin margin in the state House to put Democrats just one seat short of a tie. This race was the fifth special election in the Granite State this year and this victory cements an undefeated record in 2023 for the DLCC and our partners. As we look ahead to the new year, we are in a stronger position than ever to fight for a full Democratic majority and end New Hampshire’s notorious GOP trifecta.
DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“This victory is the capstone of an incredible year for Democrats in New Hampshire and we congratulate Rep.-elect Paige Beauchemin on her strong win tonight. The DLCC and our partners have focused on chipping away at the Republican trifecta seat-by-seat and we’ve capitalized on every single opportunity to stay on the offensive. As we head into the new year, Democrats are in their strongest position yet as we commit to winning new majorities in 2024.”
Democrats’ victories in New Hampshire this year are part of a wider trend of the DLCC taking advantage of every opportunity to shift the balance of power in the states and overperforming in special elections. In battleground states like New Hampshire, single seats can make the difference for protecting abortion access, keeping our communities safe, and cutting costs for working families. As the DLCC looks to expand New Hampshire Democrats’ power further, our momentum bodes well for the path to a Democratic majority in the Granite State in 2024.
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.