Democrats Flip Two State Legislative Seats in CT and NH, Bringing Trump-Era Total to 39
Two Democrats won state legislative contests on Tuesday night, flipping the seats from Republican hands and marking the 38th and 39th legislative flips since President Trump’s inauguration. Democrats have now also flipped six this year alone.
Democrat Phil Spagnuolo won a special election in New Hampshire’s Belknap County District 3 on Tuesday night 968-841 (54%-46%).
The contest for this state House race pitted Spagnuolo, a substance abuse recovery coach, against Republican Les Cartier, a former employee at the state fire marshal’s office. The seat was left open after the death of Republican State Rep. Donald Flanders last September. Donald Trump won the district by a sizable 54-41 margin in 2016, four years after Barack Obama carried it by just one point, 50-49.
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