POLL: Will You Miss Speaker O'Brien?
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With the Democrats taking back control of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in Tuesday's election, Bill O'Brien's reign as House Speaker effectively came to an end.
On Wednesday, O'Brien, who was re-elected to his House seat on Tuesday, said he will not run for House Minority Leader. State Rep. Pam Tucker and several others are said to be interested in the post.
O'Brien's leadership drew praise from many New Hampshire Republicans, while Democrats frequently criticized him as representing extreme Tea Party interests. He sparked plenty of controversy, including the time when he banned Concord Monitor reporters from attending one of his press conferences because he was angry with an editorial cartoon the newspaper had run that compared him to Hitler.
What do you think? Will you miss O'Brien's leadership in the House, or are you glad he's no longer in charge? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.