New Hampshire Election Results 2012: Hassan wins governor’s race; Democrats Shea-Porter and Kuster oust GOP incumbents in House race rematches

November 7, 2012

Here is a summary of the election results in New Hampshire: (View full map)

President

After a presidential race that was neck-and-neck right down to the wire, Obama secured New Hampshire’s four electoral college votes. Despite its small size, the Granite State has been oft-visited by both campaigns in the final days of the election, with a joint Obama/Clinton campaign stop on Sunday, and the final pre-election rally of the Romney campaign on Monday night. In the end, though, Obama’s strategy of targeting women voters in the state with a strong message on social issues paid off, if fairly narrowly.

Governor

Former Democratic state senator Maggie Hassan will succeed retiring Democratic incumbent John Lynch as New Hampshire’s governor. Lynch, who was eligible to stand for an additional term, steps down after serving four two-year terms as governor. Hassan’s victory comes from a competitive race against Republican Ovide Lamontagne, who sought the party’s nomination for the Senate in 2010, but lost in a tightly-fought primary campaign.

House

New Hampshire’s two House seat races were both repeats of 2010 contests, both with Republican incumbents – and the Democratic challengers won both races this time around. Carol Shea-Porter reclaimed the 1st District from Rep. Frank C. Guinta, who took it from her in 2010. In the 2nd District, Democrat Ann McLane Kuster managed what she failed to achieve two years ago, securing the seat of Republican Charles F. Bass, who held the seat from 1994 to 2006, and again from 2010.

More from PostPolitics:

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- Updated election results on a county-by-county basis are available on the The Post’s election day map. Sort through the Senate, House, Gubernatorial, and Presidential election results.

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