GOP aims for House seats in New England

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The road to a Republican congressional majority may not run through New England, but GOP officials expect to make at least a few inroads this fall in a region where they suffered heavy losses in recent election cycles.

Republican strategists say they are not counting on a major reversal of fortunes in what has been the party’s weakest region nationwide, despite Scott Brown’s galvanizing election victory in Massachusetts in January, when the GOP picked up the seat to replace Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

“We’re positioned to do well in a handful of seats in New England,” said Tory Mazzola, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman. “And New Hampshire is a top priority.”

Full story: GOP aims for House seats in New England – Washington Times