Past Tuesday’s [7/25/2017] election results in New Hampshire’s 16th senate district are not only a signal of where Democrats are nationally but also offer a look into Manchester municipal elections. Come November, our 2015 nominee Joyce Craig will take on Incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas. So far, five of Manchester’s 12 wards have had special elections and with this data, we can get an idea of where the vote is shifting.
On the heels of winning four seats in July, Democrats are poised to seize more seats as we enter August and the second half of the year.
New Hampshire state Senate District 16 is a fiercely contended territory; last year, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the district by a mere 100 votes and meanwhile at the state Senate level, Democrat Sen. Scott McGilvray won the seat by 615 votes. Following McGilvrav’s death on March 21st, 2017, the seat has once again opened with a special election on July 25th.