On Tuesday night it was becoming clear even though the results were tight with thousands of votes to count that state Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord) was Gov. Chris Sununu’s (R) probable November opponent. Though the margin was close with still enough outstanding votes to turn the tide, such proved not the case. In fact, Mr. Feltes gained support as the counting process drew to a conclusion. In the end, Sen. Feltes defeated Executive Councilor Andru Volinksky, with a 52-48% margin, but begins the general election as a decided underdog to Gov. Sununu.
The turnout pattern was interesting, however. More Republicans (144,640) than Democrats (136,999) voted in the gubernatorial race, but more Democrats (150,796) than Republicans (137,085) cast their ballots in the US Senate contest. It is strange to see such a large vote juxtaposition in terms of participation for a pair of races at the top of the ballot.
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