This state holds the keys to the U.S. Senate, in 2022
It is on the verge of Republican dominance
Monday, April 12th @ 9pm ET: Join us on Clubhouse to discuss why New Hampshire will be one of the top battleground states in 2022 with State Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, former State Senator Jon Morgan, and chair of organizing group 603 Forward Lucas Meyer.
We took you to Alaska last week, a state that will likely have significant political implications within the next decade. Today, we take you across the country to New Hampshire where the fate of the U.S. Senate will likely be determined in 2022.
After New Hampshire’s state legislature became the only one in the country to flip from Democratic to Republican control in 2020, we are in line for a very competitive U.S. Senate election in 2022.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D) will likely face incumbent Governor Chris Sununu (R) who shares one of the highest approval ratings for any governor in the country with 72 percent of Granite Staters in favor of his job performance, including over 50 percent of Democrats. This is in stark contrast to Senator Hassan’s 41 percent approval rating.
We have a tough hill to climb and New Hampshire Republicans are making it even tougher, by exercising their unilateral power in the state to suppress young voters.
The typically tight elections in the state (i.e. 2000 presidential, 2016 presidential, and 2016 U.S. Senate elections)
The outsized impact that young voters can have in the state, evidenced by New Hampshire having more students per capita than any other state
We are going to have to work extra hard to invest in and organize young New Hampshire voters.
They likely hold the keys to Democrats keeping the U.S. Senate and flipping New Hampshire back to blue.
What We are Reading
“Republican consultants I’ve spoken with express confidence that, despite the two [infrastructure] plans’ benefits, they can discredit them—either by focusing on elements of the plans that may be unpopular with conservative audiences, or by changing the subject to culture-war confrontations, such as the surge of undocumented minors at the border.” (The Atlantic)
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