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NH: Former Attorney General wins Senate Primary

From the Washington Post:

New Hampshire has certified former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (AY’-aht) as the winner of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Ayotte was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and won a narrow victory over Ovide Lamontagne (LAH’-mohn-tayn). His conservative credentials and courting of the tea party pulled him close in the final days of the campaign.

Lamontagne has until 5 p.m. to decide whether he’ll seek a recount because the margin of victory fell within 1.5 percent of the total votes cast.

The secretary of state’s office says Ayotte’s official margin of victory was 1,667 votes.

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