Results: Sununu Defeats Shaheen
Rep. John Sununu (R) defeated Governor Jeanne Shaheen (D) to become
the newest U.S. senator from New Hampshire according to official
results released by the State Elections Division. Sununu earned
227,229 votes to Shaheen's 207,478 votes.
Update:U.S. Rep. John Sununu
is the projected winner of the New Hampshire Senate race according
to news reports. Three-term congressman Sununu defeated three-term
Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen in a closely fought race after
winning the GOP nomination for the seat from incumbent Republican
Bob Smith in a highly publicized primary battle.
Sununu's projected victory is viewed as a key win in the Republican
bid to overturn the one-vote Democratic majority in the Senate.
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Hampshire Senate Race Poised For Photo Finish
Long known for its power in setting the national political agenda,
the state of New Hampshire has weighed into the 2002 Senate battle
as well, lining up a race that's expected to remain a squeaker
until Election Day.
Senate Race Too Close to Call
Update: The battle in New Hampshire
between Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican U.S. Rep.
John Sununu for a U.S. Senate seat has lived up to pundits' expectations
for a close race that could prove pivotal in deciding whether
Democrats keep control of the Senate.
Holding Slim Lead
Update: The U.S. Senate race in
New Hampshire between Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican
U.S. Rep. John E. Sununu has found a place on nearly every political
pundit's "race to watch" list in the country.