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Greetings from the former Granite State, now trending alarmingly Granola State. Ramesh says he never heard anyone mention Jeb Bradley’s NH seat until today. Nor did I. We assumed Charlie Bass had some problems, in part because he dissed one of our local bigwigs, Ray Burton, who declined to lift a finger for him in the North Country. But the loss of Bradley’s seat suggests NH is moving firmly into the blue camp. The state Republican Party is out of gas ideologically and organizationally, and, looking at Senate elections down the road, it’s worth pondering whether Judd Gregg or John Sununu would prove any more difficult to knock off than Bass and Bradley.

In other words, like Kate below, I fear some features of an otherwise not terribly unusual sixth-year election may prove hard to reverse in ’08.



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