On this edition of The New Hampshire Journal podcast, NHGOP State Party Chair Steve Stepanek talks about the results of this week’s municipal elections, and why he believes Democrats like Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Chris Pappas can’t untangle themselves from the politics of energy policy. He believes voters will hold Democrats responsible for $5 a gallon gasoline and high heating bills.

Drew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy also sees trouble ahead on energy, and he offers a different take on the politics of former GOP strongholds like Bedford: They’ve zoned out housing for working-class GOP voters.

Is Bedford too affluent to stay Republican?

It’s on the podcast! Hosted by NHJournal’s Michael Graham.