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  Bush’s Blues Still a Burden as NH GOP Seeks Comeback
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News DateFriday, July 20, 2007 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican partisans have a political mantra for the 2008 campaign: The political climate, they contend, can’t possibly be as bad as it was in 2006, when the unpopularity of President George W. Bush and the national Republican Party in general cost the GOP its control of Congress and the governors’ offices in six states.

Nowhere are Republicans leaning on that scenario more than in New Hampshire — where the party in 2006 lost both U.S. House seats and control of both chambers of the state legislature, while Democratic Gov. John Lynch breezed to a landslide re-election victory. But an independent poll of New Hampshire voters suggests that a Republican-friendly turn in the political tide may be wishful thinking.
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