There are at least two curiosities about the 2014 midterm election results in New Hampshire. One is that the “top of the ticket” in New Hampshire went in the opposite direction from the rest of the country. While nearly the rest of the country retired Senators who, like Jeanne Shaheen, were rubber-stamps for President Obama (Virginia is the other exception), New Hampshire reelected Shaheen. And while even “blue States” like Maryland and Massachusetts were electing Republican Governors, New Hampshire reelected Maggie Hassan.
The other is that Democrat success was limited to the top of the ticket. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan had no coattails in the state races. The Democrats lost control of the Executive Council, lost a seat in the State Senate (where they already were in a thirteen to eleven minority) and lost control of the New Hampshire House where sixty seats (out of 400) switched from Democrat to Republican.