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New Hampshire

U.S. President -- New Hampshire
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John F. Kerry (D) 340,019  50  
 George W. Bush * (R) 330,848  49  
 Other 4,447  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: New Hampshire has 4 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Presidential Results

New Hampshire Governor
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John Lynch (D) 339,773  51  
 Craig Benson * (R) 326,007  49  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. Senate -- New Hampshire
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Judd A. Gregg * (R) 434,292  66  
 Doris Granny D Haddock (D) 221,011  34  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- New Hampshire District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jeb Bradley * (R) 204,560  63  
 Justin Nadeau (D) 118,493  37  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- New Hampshire District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Charles F. Bass * (R) 191,031  59  
 Paul Hodes (D) 123,393  38  
 Other 11,258  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

New Hampshire Politics

Two-term GOP Sen. Judd Gregg, who easily won his party's nomination in the primary, will meet Democrat Doris "Granny D" Haddock in the fall. The 94-year-old woman campaigned by walking across the state.

First-term GOP Gov. Craig Benson defeated a little-known primary challenger. He faces millionaire businessman John Lynch, who beat state Rep. Paul McEachern to win the Democratic nomination.

The 2002 elections treated Republicans in New Hampshire well. Not since 1994 have Republicans dominated an election as they did last year, sweeping top offices and making big gains in both houses of the Legislature.

Part of the Republican sweep in 2002, Benson's anti-tax platform easily trumped Democrat Mark Fernald. The state has two-year gubernatorial terms. Republican Sen. Judd Gregg also faces re-election for the seat he has held since 1992.

New Hampshire's economy is the strongest in New England but the state has faced a major loss of manufacturing jobs, especially in high-tech industries.

Benson and the Legislature clashed when he vetoed the budget this past year. He said he felt it spent too much money and would result in an income tax. Lawmakers disagreed, arguing that Benson's veto was nothing more than political posturing. The eventual budget Benson did sign increased spending by roughly 8 percent over two years, when federal money, gasoline taxes and other funding sources are included.

In the 2002 elections, Republican Rep. John E. Sununu led a statewide GOP rout by narrowly defeating Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen in the Senate race. Shaheen has since been named national chairwoman of Democrat John Kerry's presidential campaign.

In the House races, moderate Republican Jeb Bradley defeated Democrat Martha Fuller to win the seat which Sununu gave up to run for the Senate.

Voters refused to give the Legislature more control to set administrative rules for state courts, or to call a constitutional convention.

--The Associated Press

       

More Election Results From New Hampshire

WMUR-Manchester, N.H.


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 49.7%
Republicans: McCain with 48.5%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 46.8%
Bush (R): 48.1%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 49.3%
Dole (R): 39.4%

Election Dates
Presidential primary
January 27, 2004

State primary
September 14, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 22
   Unpledged: 5
   Total: 27
Republican Delegates: 32
Electoral Votes: 4






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