Four months from the filing period for 2006 candidates, here are the five Republican state senators who represent districts Governor John Lynch carried in 2004. Here they are, listed from most Democratic to least Democratic:
Tom Eaton, 10th District. The incumbent won this Cheshire County seat with 52 percent of the vote in 2004. Lynch carried the district with 62 percent of the vote, his best performance besides his home district, the 15th.
Robert Flanders, 7th District. This incumbent won with 52 percent of the vote in 2004. Lynch carried the district, which forms a rough-looking letter "C" around Concord, with 55 percent of the vote.
Bob Odell, 8th District. This incumbent had no problem two years ago, winning with 62 percent of the vote. But Lynch carried the district, which extends south from Claremont into the northern half of Cheshire County, with 54 percent of the vote.
John Gallus, 1st District. This incumbent cruised to victory in 2004 with just under 60 percent of the vote. Lynch narrowly carried the North Country district with 52 percent of the vote.
Richard Green, 6th District. This incumbent easily won re-election with just under 60 percent of the vote. Lynch carried this district, which includes Rochester and Somersworth, with 51 percent of the vote.
How many visits will the Governor make to these districts on behalf of Democratic State Senate candidates?