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2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan Democratic 71%
NH State House - Carroll 2 Thomas Buco Democratic 50%
NH State House - Cheshire 1 Lucy Weber Democratic 50%
NH State House - Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 60%
NH State House - Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 90%
NH State House - Coos 3 Robert Theberge Republican 50%
NH State House - Coos 6 William Hatch Democratic 56%
NH State House - Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Democratic 44%
NH State House - Grafton 13 Susan Almy Democratic 30%
NH State House - Hillsborough 2 Gary Hopper Republican 33%
NH State House - Hillsborough 7 John Graham Republican 80%
NH State House - Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 57%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy Democratic 20%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long Democratic 56%
NH State House - Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Republican 80%
NH State House - Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Democratic 40%
NH State House - Hillsborough 21 Maureen Mooney Republican 67%
NH State House - Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman Democratic 60%
NH State House - Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 60%
NH State House - Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien, Sr. Democratic 40%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo Republican 60%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 63%
NH State House - Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody Democratic 44%
NH State House - Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Democratic 30%
NH State House - Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 60%
NH State House - Merrimack 14 James MacKay Democratic 80%
NH State House - Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz Democratic 30%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro Republican 60%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 70%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 63%
NH State House - Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores Republican 60%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 67%
NH State House - Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott Republican 89%
NH State House - Rockingham 13 David Welch Republican 50%
NH State House - Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Republican 78%
NH State House - Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 80%
NH State House - Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 60%
NH State House - Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts Democratic 20%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 56%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Judith Spang Democratic 50%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Janet Wall Democratic 30%
NH State House - Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Democratic 40%
NH State House - Sullivan 2 Sue Gottling Democratic 50%
NH State House - Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Democratic 30%
NH State Senate - 11 Gary Daniels Republican 78%
NH State Senate - 13 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 70%
NH State Senate - 14 Sharon Carson Republican 60%
NH State Senate - 17 John Reagan Republican 70%
NH State Senate - 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 86%
NH Alderman - Ward 9 Barbara Shaw 40%
NH Council Member - At-Large Phyllis Katsakiores 60%
NH Commissioner - 1 Tara Reardon 80%
NH Commissioner - 2 Chuck Weed 11%
NH Commissioner - 3 Robert Rowe Republican 70%
NH Commissioner - At-Large Deanna Rollo Democratic 44%
NH Commissioner - At-Large Robert Watson 60%
NH Councilor - Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 67%
Dennis Abbott 57%
James Aguiar 40%
Chris Ahlgren 89%
Janet Allen 67%
Mary Allen 50%
Peter Allen 22%
Gene Andersen 44%
Eric Anderson 80%
Beth Reever Arsenault 25%
John Barnes, Jr. 71%
Richard Barry 78%
Peter Batula 38%
Maureen Baxley 43%
Suzanne Beauchesne 38%
Catriona Beck 40%
Jason Bedrick 67%
Ronald Belanger 89%
Bernard Benn 44%
Jean-Guy Bergeron 60%
Peter Bergin 40%
Roger Berube 50%
David Bettencourt 67%
Deborah Billian 43%
Franklin Bishop 57%
Elizabeth Blanchard 29%
Ruth Bleyler 57%
David Borden 20%
David Boutin 78%
Laurie Boyce 75%
Peter Bragdon 86%
William Brennan 50%
Robert Bridgham 40%
Carole Brown 20%
Carolyn Brown 71%
C. Pennington Brown 43%
Jennifer Brown 20%
Julie Brown 90%
Larry Brown 10%
Brendon Browne 25%
Donald Brueggemann 63%
Michael Brunelle 67%
Lyle Bulis 60%
State Office Name Party Rating
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan D 71%
NH State House - Carroll 2 Thomas Buco D 50%
NH State House - Cheshire 1 Lucy Weber D 50%
NH State House - Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton D 60%
NH State House - Cheshire 11 John Hunt R 90%
NH State House - Coos 3 Robert Theberge R 50%
NH State House - Coos 6 William Hatch D 56%
NH State House - Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren D 44%
NH State House - Grafton 13 Susan Almy D 30%
NH State House - Hillsborough 2 Gary Hopper R 33%
NH State House - Hillsborough 7 John Graham R 80%
NH State House - Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley D 57%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy D 20%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long D 56%
NH State House - Hillsborough 13 William Infantine R 80%
NH State House - Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw D 40%
NH State House - Hillsborough 21 Maureen Mooney R 67%
NH State House - Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman D 60%
NH State House - Hillsborough 31 David Cote D 60%
NH State House - Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien, Sr. D 40%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo R 60%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery R 63%
NH State House - Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody D 44%
NH State House - Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu D 30%
NH State House - Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff D 60%
NH State House - Merrimack 14 James MacKay D 80%
NH State House - Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz D 30%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro R 60%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney R 70%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard R 63%
NH State House - Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores R 60%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon R 67%
NH State House - Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott R 89%
NH State House - Rockingham 13 David Welch R 50%
NH State House - Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler R 78%
NH State House - Rockingham 14 Norman Major R 80%
NH State House - Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos D 60%
NH State House - Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts D 20%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith D 56%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Judith Spang D 50%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Janet Wall D 30%
NH State House - Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt D 40%
NH State House - Sullivan 2 Sue Gottling D 50%
NH State House - Sullivan 10 John Cloutier D 30%
NH State Senate - 11 Gary Daniels R 78%
NH State Senate - 13 Cindy Rosenwald D 70%
NH State Senate - 14 Sharon Carson R 60%
NH State Senate - 17 John Reagan R 70%
NH State Senate - 20 Lou D'Allesandro D 86%
NH Alderman - Ward 9 Barbara Shaw 40%
NH Council Member - At-Large Phyllis Katsakiores 60%
NH Commissioner - 1 Tara Reardon 80%
NH Commissioner - 2 Chuck Weed 11%
NH Commissioner - 3 Robert Rowe R 70%
NH Commissioner - At-Large Deanna Rollo D 44%
NH Commissioner - At-Large Robert Watson 60%
NH Councilor - Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 67%
Dennis Abbott 57%
James Aguiar 40%
Chris Ahlgren 89%
Janet Allen 67%
Mary Allen 50%
Peter Allen 22%
Gene Andersen 44%
Eric Anderson 80%
Beth Reever Arsenault 25%
John Barnes, Jr. 71%
Richard Barry 78%
Peter Batula 38%
Maureen Baxley 43%
Suzanne Beauchesne 38%
Catriona Beck 40%
Jason Bedrick 67%
Ronald Belanger 89%
Bernard Benn 44%
Jean-Guy Bergeron 60%
Peter Bergin 40%
Roger Berube 50%
David Bettencourt 67%
Deborah Billian 43%
Franklin Bishop 57%
Elizabeth Blanchard 29%
Ruth Bleyler 57%
David Borden 20%
David Boutin 78%
Laurie Boyce 75%
Peter Bragdon 86%
William Brennan 50%
Robert Bridgham 40%
Carole Brown 20%
Carolyn Brown 71%
C. Pennington Brown 43%
Jennifer Brown 20%
Julie Brown 90%
Larry Brown 10%
Brendon Browne 25%
Donald Brueggemann 63%
Michael Brunelle 67%
Lyle Bulis 60%
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