by 603 Alliance
2018 Election Recap
The 603 Alliance has been very busy in 2018 working to find, train, and elect Conservatives to the NH House. We received very positive feedback from candidates about our campaign training and mentoring, our issues education, and our seminar on what to expect in the new legislative session. Based on an analysis of the election results, our efforts have helped elect more conservative NH State Representatives. Thirty-eight percent of our endorsed first-time state representative candidates won their elections, versus a 27% success rate for first-time non-endorsed candidates.
Unfortunately, there was a “blue wave” in New Hampshire. Democrats took over the House, Senate, and Executive Council and will work to undo the Republican achievements of the last two years. The 603 Alliance will be encouraging Governor Sununu to veto Democrat attempts to limit our freedoms, harm our economic growth, create new taxes, or substantially expand government.
We wish to thank all candidates for their efforts and encourage those who didn’t win this time to stay active to prepare to run again and win in 2020. It is essential that Republicans are victorious in 2020, not only to put our state and country back on track to greater freedom, security, and prosperity; but to avoid gerrymandering by Democrats that would lock New Hampshire Republicans out of office for at least the next decade. Stay tuned for more information as we plan our activities to achieve victory in 2020.
We want to thank the many people who have helped by contributing their time, expertise, and money. Your continued assistance will help us use the experience we gained in 2018 to be even more effective in ensuring success in 2020.
Election of GOP Officers
The 603 Alliance believes the NH GOP must have strong leadership to achieve success in 2020. Thus, it’s critical that Republican State Committee Members elect the best possible State Republican Party Officers at the NH GOP annual meeting on January 26, 2019. Republicans should be considering the qualities that our officers will need. We believe these qualities include: leadership, organization, communication skills, advertising, fund-raising, and a good understanding of and commitment to conservative principles.
The people who vote for the State Party Officers are the State Committee Members. State Committee Members are elected in the December Republican County or City Committee caucuses by 2018 Republican candidates who won their primaries or who were elected as Delegates to the Republican Party. If you won any of these races, please make sure to attend your county or city GOP caucus and vote for good conservatives to be your State Committee Members.
While several of these caucuses have already occurred, several more will be happening in the near future. For a complete list of GOP caucus dates, visit https://www.nh.gop/events. Please attend your county or city Republican caucus and run for State Committee Member (you only need to be a registered Republican) and then attend the NH GOP annual meeting in late January and help elect the best possible NH GOP Officers.
If you are a delegate voting in the caucuses, please consider only voting for small-government advocates to be State Committee Members to ensure their election, even if that means not casting all of your available votes; e.g. if there are 10 Committee Member slots but only 8 strong candidates, just vote for the 8 good candidates to increase their chances of winning.