While the attention was given to candidates higher up the ballot, no one bothered to scrutinise Mr Alciere.
Until now, I always thought people who resort to dating agencies must be a little desperate. I have never before even been set up by friends or been on a blind date.
But then I reached the first anniversary of my divorce and, much to my surprise, having sworn off men for life, I started to wonder, with the prospect of a great big yawning new year stretching ahead of me, whether there might be someone out there for me and, if so, how on earth am I going to find him?
Miraculously, given that I was the editor of a woman's fashion magazine, before meeting my husband in my early 40s (then a BBC journalist, he came to interview me; as soon as we got married, he gave up his job and started having sex with other women), I had only ever had three boyfriends, two of whom hadn't even liked me that much.
Since being voted on to the state legislature, Tom Alciere has been called a "hate-mongering lunatic" by a police chief, been shunned by his fellow Republicans and earned the "shock and dismay" of the state Governor.
The Granite State - where the motto is "Live free or die" - is now reviewing its electoral system to discover how he got elected.
Mr Alciere, 41, has run for state office twice as a Libertarian and once as a Democrat.
He has worked repairing circuit boards and running a dating agency for men to meet "Spanish-speaking ladies" and a web site offering sex tips to high school students, titled He Wants It Bad, She Wants It Bad. His election appears to have been the result of voters simply ticking off Republican candidates all the way down the voting list, from those standing for national office to would-be dog-catchers.
I've always proven to be too chicken to kill any law enforcement goons, so I can't dare or advocate anybody else doing it, since darers go first." In another posting, he suggested that people ram their cars into funeral processions for police officers.
In his defence, he claimed he never meant much of what he wrote and that he was simply "venting into cyberspace".