September 15th, 2010
06:31 AM ET
10 years ago

New Hampshire GOP candidates locked in tight battle

(CNN) - The Republican Senate primary in New Hampshire is locked in a tight battle between a hard-charging conservative and a candidate favored by establishment Republicans.

Kelly Ayotte, the state's former attorney general, held less than a 1000-vote lead over Ovide Lamontagne, a Manchester attorney and the 1996 Republican nominee for governor, with 85 percent of precincts counted, AP reported. The difference is less than 1 percent of the vote.

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  1. don

    Change the name from GOP to Tea Party and be done with it .

    September 15, 2010 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  2. ramtruck2500

    As someone who sees outside meddling in my local politics by the baggers – good luck New Hampshire in holding onto your own independence!

    September 15, 2010 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. James

    Little do the Republicans know.

    The Tea Party Candidates winning are in fact just running as repubs to get in.

    Once we get in the s- is gonna hit the fan.

    We are going to expose the corrupt Senators of both parties, the corrupt members of Congress from both partiers.

    Insiders are going to dig and find the crimes and how they voted and how they waist our money and what property and stocks they own.

    Ah ha ha ha ha

    Were coming after them all from the inside and they dont even know it.

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha

    WE THE PEOPLE are coming and from within.

    September 15, 2010 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  4. Jay

    Republicans think that Democrats will get killed in the upcoming elections. But they are failing to see what's happening for their own outcomes. In many races, the Establishment candidate is losing.

    Democrats need to wake up. They wasted a golden opportunity to get things done. But the Republicans also need to wake up. It isn't going to be business as usual. You might not get to Washington so start doing what ALL the American people want, not just your deep pocketed corporate friends.

    September 15, 2010 08:21 am at 8:21 am |