“Among the surprises in House races last night: five-time incumbent Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Manchester Republican, was unseated by GOP newcomer Mark McLean. McLean, a New Brunswick native and with a background in the manufacturing sector, squeaked past Vaillancourt by 89 votes.
Vaillancourt, who garnered headlines two years ago when he made a Nazi-era salute to then-Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, is serving his sixth term in Hillsborough County District 15. He drew national attention last month when he called U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster “ugly as sin” in a blog post about the importance of physical appearance in politics.
The state Republican Party immediately rejected the comment.
Vaillancourt did not return a request for comment last night.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
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