Halloran gained notoriety in August 2010 due to a comment he left on his Facebook page. Following the death of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and several friends in a tragic small airplane accident, Halloran posted a comment on his Facebook page that said, "Just wish Sarah and Levy (sic) were on board...". The Facebook comment was a reference to former Alaskan Governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Levi Johnson, Bristol Palin's ex-fiance.
Halloran posted the comment expressing his wish that Palin and Johnson had been on board the ill-fated plane that crashed into the side of a mountain in Alaska as its occupants were headed on a fishing trip after Republican DJ Bettencourt posted the thought, "I find it truly sad and sickening that some folks can’t find a way to be positive or at least keep quiet about someone when they pass away."
Halloran failed to advance past the November 2, 2010, general election.
Ames advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent John Hunt (R), incumbent Susan Emerson (R), incumbent Franklin Sterling (R), Charlie Moore (R), Maximilian Mitchell (D), Nancy Lloyd (D) and Richard Ames (D) in the November 2 general election.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Cheshire 7 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Richard Ames (D)||591|
|Nancy Lloyd (D)||432|
|Maximilian Mitchell (D)||364|
|Keith Halloran (D)||318|