New Hampshire

Amanda Arnold

Nov. 9, 2020

Democrat Jeanne Shaheen won the re-election race to the U.S Senate in New Hampshire on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

 

Shaheen defeated Republican Bryant “Corky” Messner by about 122,000 votes. She has held the position since 2009 and served as governor from 1997-2003.

 

New Hampshire, considered a swing state, largely went blue this election. 52.8% of voters voted for President-elect Joe Biden and Shaheen’s re-election marked the first time that two Democratic senators have held their seats simultaneously since 1854-1855.

 

Messner was the first woman in U.S history to be elected as both a United States Senator and governor. She has been vocally critical of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been critical of President Trump’s tax bill.

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