New Hampshire is up next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Make sure to read our full redistricting outlook.
Current Delegation: 2D, 0R
Projected 2022 Seats: 2 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Republican
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
In November 2020, Republicans pulled off a surprise and wrested back both houses of the Granite State's legislature by riding GOP Gov. Chris Sununu's coattails, giving them full control of redistricting. That could be a problem for Democrats, who still hold both of New Hampshire's congressional seats - and Manchester Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01), who occupies the more marginal of the two, is likely to be a particular target.
New Hampshire's two districts have been substantially the same since 1881, neatly separating the Merrimack River mill towns of Manchester and Nashua, the state's largest cities. That was originally done to split the Catholic Democratic vote, and for years the arrangement helped Republicans keep
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