N.H. Democrats outline legislative priorities, look ahead to 2018
The Democratic leader in the state senate said he believes the 2016 election showed his party needs to go in a different, more progressive direction.
“All the smart people in the Democratic Party were wrong in 2016,” said N.H. Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn of Whitefield in a Monitor editorial board meeting. “Growing the party, being open minded, being progressive and being bold is what we need to do and we have not been. We cannot win this next election in 2018 by taking the Republican-lite approach.”
Though Democrats won all four seats in the Congressional delegation, local races presented a much more dismal result for the party.
Democrats ceded control of the governor’s office for the first time in 12 years, and Republicans retained majorities in both houses of the state legislature and the Executive Council.