October 20, 2021
General News

Red Districts, Blue Votes: These Dems Stick With Progressive Politics in GOP Towns

Rep. Edith Tucker (D- Coos County)

State Rep. Marjorie Porter’s Hillsborough County constituents love Donald Trump. They backed him by 9 points over Joe Biden and by 11 over Hillary Clinton. For governor, they’ve overwhelmingly supported Republican Chris Sununu, too.

Good news? Not quite. Porter is a Democrat. And a progressive one at that.

In 2018, New Hampshire Journal identified 10 Democrats who represented solidly red districts while maintaining their deep-blue voting records. Only one of the 10, Bedford’s Rep. Sue Mullen, is still in the Statehouse.

Two years later, in part due to the Republicans’ success, there are only five “Progressive Pioneers” in the House. In addition to Mullen and Porter, they include Caroletta Alicea in Merrimack’s 8th District; Timothy Fontneau in Strafford’s 7th District; and Edith Tucker in the Coos 5th District.

The five incumbent…

Read full article here: nhjournal.com