Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: New Hampshire Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
CONCORD, New Hampshire: New Hampshire had two U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. Two total incumbents sought re-election on November 6, 2012. Both incumbents were male republicans, and both lost to female democrats with two last names. In district 1, Frank Guinta lost to Carol Shea-Porter, who was the incumbent in 2010 when Guinta was first elected.
Here are the candidates who won election from New Hampshire.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| Carol Shea-Porter
|Frank Guinta||Carol Shea-Porter||Yes|
|2nd|| Ann McLane Kuster
|Charlie Bass||Ann McLane Kuster||Yes|
|Members of the U.S. House from New Hampshire -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
There were a total of 2 seats up for election in 2012 in New Hampshire. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.
|District||Winner||Margin of Victory||Total Vote||Top Opponent|
|U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election||Carol Shea-Porter||3.8%||344,830||Frank Guinta|
|U.S. House, New Hampshire District 2 General Election||Ann McLane Kuster||4.8%||337,188||Charles Bass|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
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