September 15th, 2010
05:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Lamontagne concedes

Olvide Lamontagne conceded the GOP Senate primary in New Hampshire.
Olvide Lamontagne conceded the GOP Senate primary in New Hampshire.

(CNN) - Ovide Lamontagne, formerly a Republican candidate for Senate in New Hampshire announced Wednesday he will support former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte and will not ask for a recount.

"The people of New Hampshire have spoken, they have ruled. While I am disappointed with the result, I humbly accept their verdict," Lamontagne said at a press conference. "I will not be seeking a recount, but I will remain a fighter for you."

Lamontagne had until 5 p.m. ET to ask the Secretary of State for a vote recount, but at a press conference Wednesday said he will instead support Ayotte.

The vote was certified Wednesday afternoon by the Secretary of State's office with Ayotte leading by 1,667 votes.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dennis

    Ovide, OVide, Ovide, you are too gracious. You know the election was fixed. Craig Benson's fair-hair child could not do this fair and square. There has to be some tractor trailers moving around the parking lot somewhere.

    September 15, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  2. HorkusMac

    Bravo to Lamontagne for his character and integrity. His actions indicate it's not about him, but about party principle. Dem or GOP, that's respectable in a manner not seen much these days.

    September 15, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  3. malabar

    A defeated tea partier losing with class and dignity intact. 9 termer Coons should take note.

    September 15, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    Another PUB bit the dust to the far right Tea Party fear mongers!!

    Tisk, tisk – what a shame!!!

    DEMOCRATS – STATE the CASE – UNITE the BASE and WIN this RACE in November!!

    September 15, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |