WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire voters will send an all-woman delegation to the next Congress.
That was among the changes coming to the U.S. House of Representatives after an election on Tuesday that kept Republicans in the majority.
Although a number of races were still undecided, Republican strategists were predicting a net loss of five to seven seats. Heading into the election, Republicans held a 240-190 majority with five vacancies, three previously held by Democrats and two by Republicans.
Former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster, both Democrats, defeated Republican incumbents Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass, respectively.
Both of the state’s U.S. senators also are women. Democrat Maggie Hassan defeated Republican Ovide Lamontagne in the governor’s race, making the Granite State the first state with a female governor and all-female congressional delegation.