The Green Papers: New Hampshire 2009 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2009. Find 2010 elections here.
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2000 Census:1,238,415 (0.44% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):911,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):856,519

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New Hampshire State and Local Government

The state legislators who will meet over the two years from 2009 through 2010 will make up the 161st Session of the NEW HAMPSHIRE GENERAL COURT. (NOTE: the numbering of New Hampshire's GENERAL COURTS dates back to the adoption of the Constitution of 1784: the General Court beginning in 1784 and ending in 1785 was the 1st; each session was thereafter numbered consecutively on an annual basis (the legislators of both houses being elected for one-year terms) through the 95th, which ended in 1878; the 96th Legislature, the first for which both chambers were elected for two-year terms, was in session from 1879 thru 1880 and every New Hampshire General Court from then on has, therefore, been numbered on such a biennial basis).


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Class 3 Republican Senator Judd A. Gregg
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 3 February 2009: Nominated by President Obama for Secretary of Commerce. Governor John Lynch announced Bonnie Newman as his choice to replace U.S. Senator Judd Gregg. Future Senator Newman has promised not to run for the seat in 2010. 12 February 2009 update: Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his name from consideration for for Secretary of Commerce due to policy differences with President Obama. Senator Gregg also announced that he would not run for re-election in 2010.

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2010. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Democratic Governor John Lynch
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2006, 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Undetermined, 1 Open)

CD 1
Democratic Congressman Carol Shea-Porter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 2
Democratic Congressman Paul W. Hodes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Running for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2010

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents
  Republican: 1 incumbent
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


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