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Holds: Senate (Hassan), NH-01 (Pappas)

In 2016, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan defeated incumbent Kelly Ayotte by a mere 0.1 points. In the 2022 Midterms, Hassan has been deemed one of the top three vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. Hassan will likely face one of two Republican challengers at this point: state senator Chuck Morse or state rep. Kevin Smith, neither of which has large statewide name recognition. The Cook Political Report designates New Hampshire as Lean D.

The maps in New Hampshire still aren't final as of this writing, as Governor Sununu is opposing his own legislature's desire to draw maps making NH-01 more conservative. U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) won an open seat in 2018 by 8 points. In 2020, he beat Republican challenger and Trump senior adviser in the State Department Matt Mower, but his margin slipped 3 points. It's considered the more vulnerable of the two House seats. Mower is one of six Republicans who have filed to run in 2022. The other leading challengers are Gail Huff Brown, a former television reporter and wife of one-term Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as well as Karoline Leavitt, who worked as an assistant White House press secretary under Trump and supports his false claims about the 2020 election.

The NRCC has targeted Pappas in billboards that claim he is in favor of higher taxes. The 1st New Hampshire District has a long history of flipping from one party to the other. Annie Kuster's NH-02 seat, while will be likely safer, is still one to watch. The PVI calculations for the districts are still not known as the districts themselves are still not finalized and Cook has not yet rated the House races. The primary is not until September 13th.

COMPETITIVE NH RACES
DISTRICTINCUMBENTOLD PVINEW PVICOOK RATING
NH-01Chris PappasD+6UnknownNA
NH SenateMaggie HassanEVENLean D

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Rockhill Coalition

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