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Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: NH-Senate

New Hampshire politics can be quirky, especially in its first-in-the-nation presidential primaries. In 1992, Pat Buchanan won a surprising 37% of the Republican vote, and in 2000, John McCain overtook George W. Bush. But New Hampshire was part of a national trend in 2008 when Jeanne Shaheen became the first Democrat elected to the Senate from New Hampshire in more than 30 years.

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Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: CA-Senate

California has long been the country’s leader in progressive clean energy and environmental policy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, California’s junior senator, three-term incumbent Barbara Boxer, has long been an environmental champion. This November, Boxer is being challenged by Carly Fiorina, Republican and former Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the Hewlett-Packard Company.

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Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: NH-01

Textile mills (notably the Amoskeag Mills, once the world’s largest) previously defined Manchester, New Hampshire, driving its economy and attracting Irish and Greek immigrants. Today, however, it’s become a high-tech city with growth spreading into the surrounding wooded suburbs. New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District includes Manchester, the seacoast, and extends north to the White Mountain National Forest. Democrat Carol Shea-Porter has represented the area in the U.S. House since 2007. Republican Frank Guinta is challenging Shea-Porter in next week’s election.

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