With the departure of six incumbents, control of the New Hampshire Senate appears to be up for grabs, but the edge may go to Democrats.
Democrats took charge two years ago, winning 14 of the 24 seats. Though four Democrats are not seeking re-election, three of the districts lean strongly Democratic. The fourth – District 12 – is a toss-up.
Two Republican incumbents also left – Bob Clegg to run for Congress and Joe Kenney to run for governor. Clegg’s district leans strongly Republican, but Kenney’s District 3 is a toss-up.
If no incumbents running for re-election are unseated, and both parties hold onto districts that traditionally vote their way, Democrats would have a 13-11 advantage the next two years even if Republicans win the two toss-up contests.