Dems Best Mid-Terms in Decades

Includes nation and New Hampshire, where recounts continue

First congratulations to Carroll County Democratic incumbents Anita Burroughs, Chris McAleer, Tom Bucco and Steve Woodcock, all of whom were reelected to the NH State House, along with first-time candidate David Paige.

Carroll County NH 2022 Candidates

No Red Wave*

The US Senate has stayed blue with one seat still in play! And the US House is closer than anyone expected! Despite aggressive gerrymandering by the GOP and thanks to Democrats’ GOTV effort across Carroll County and across the state, we returned Maggie Hassan and Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster to Washington. reported as of Nov 15 NH Dems picked up 11 seats in the House over 2020, with some recounts still pending. At 202-198 in favor of the Republicans it will be the slimmest majority in memory, which may encourage more collaboration across the aisle. With more than 20 state house recounts underway, these numbers would change.

The Carroll County Democrats ran an effective campaign, connected with voters, strengthened our base, raised a record amount of money, and awakened new awareness of the issues we care about. Statewide, Democrats cast more votes than Republicans. But because of gerrymandering, the minority will be the Majority.

We have the deepest respect for our local candidates. It was clear from the beginning that winning election to local office is a huge challenge in parts of Carroll County. Candidates Bill Marsh, for State Senate, Carrie Duran, Gogi Milner, Bobbi Boudman, Max Gerhing, Knute Orgen, Pat Pustell, Peaco Todd, Gabrielle Watson, Sandra Ringelstein and Jerry Knirk for State House, and Adam Heard and Theresa Swanick for County Commisson, came up short. All ran quality campaigns and contributed immensely to the up-ticket successes we realized. They forged strong ties of partnership.

More than once we heard one of them say how much they appreciated the caring and comraderie of their fellow candidates. Each of them developed their own voice to articulate our Democratic values. We were proud of the quality of candidates we offered across the county. This election has set a new benchmark for us. We can look ahead with confidence that our persistence and effort will pay off.

Whatever your role in this election, we thank you. And we look forward to staying in touch.

*This report contains verbatim excerpts from the Wolfeboro/Tuftonboro Democrats


It’s Election Day! Vote!

And be sure to call or text friends to ensure they vote for Democrats today!

A reminder: Last election 54,000 people did not vote for Executive Council. Dana Hilliard needs yours and your friends’ vote.

Vote Democrats Up and Down on Both Sides of the Ballot!

Thanks so much for being a loyal Democrat.

The Carroll County Democrats of NH appreciate all you do.

Today is the day, we knocked every door, marched in every parade. Now the big payoff. Thanks so much.


Sherman & Pappas at Moody Mt. Farm

State Senator Dr. Tom Sherman for Governor with State Rep. Dr. Jerry Knirk
County Commissioner Candidates Adam Heard & Theresa Swanick, Congressman Chris Papas, State Rep Dr. Jerry Knirk, Dr. Bill Marsh for State Senate, Bobbi Boudman for State Rep.
Blair Moffet, Dr. Bill March for State Senate and Dr. Tom Sherman for Governor
Gary Chehames smiling for the camera; Chris Papas talking politics with Edie and Paul DesMarais
County Commissioner candidate Adam Heard listening to Carroll County concerns.
Dana Hilliard for Executive Council (in foreground talking with Bobbi Boudman). Huge thanks to Perrin & Julie Long for use of barn. And thanks to Pat Pustell for paying for the band to gather us all together.
Dr. Bill Marsh warning voters about the stakes in this election. Midterms Matter!
County Commissioner candidate Theresa Swanick urges concerned citizens to GOTV (Get Out The Vote)!

GOTV Rally Massively Successful

More than 100 people came out for the Carroll County NH Democrats Get Out the Vote rally in Albany, NH. on Thursday as Democrats keep the momentum going toward the November 8 election with all these fantastic candidates. Learn more about the candidates in your town here and please volunteer here to get all them elected. Finally, be sure to vote for every democrat on your ballot.

Ed Butler, Carroll County NH Democrats, welcomes the blossoming of a new era for Democrats
Dana Hilliard, for executive council, an important and very winnable spot. Vote for him.
Incumbent Dr. Jerry Knirk, a vote for him is a vote against extremists.
Dr. Bill Marsh for State Senate and for the end of GOP’s war on vaccines and women.
Steve Woodcock, Conway’s choice again and again.
GOP has learned not to mess with Anita Burroughs, state house incumbent.
Pat Pustell, Ossipee’s clean water volunteer and warrior for state house.
Max Gehring pumped up and running in Wakefield, Brookfield, Effingham, Freedom, and Eaton for state house.
Gabrielle Watson running from Tamworth for State House advocating for women’s rights.
Gogi Millner, a potter, wants to break the GOP hold on the state house.
David Paige, Conway state house candidate, on the move to victory.
Tom Buco, Conway state house incumbent, quiet but effective, year after year.
Take a brochure and read all about state house incumbent Chris McAleer.
Sandra Ringelstein long time Moultonborough resident running for state house.
Hands up if you want Bobbi Boudman be in the state house.
County commissioner candidates Adam Heard and Theresa Swanick bring accounting and legal expertise to this important office. Vote for both.
Knute Ogren for state house has a great singing voice and great platform too.
Lots of speeches, but the supporters love it
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