Hassan claims victory over Ayotte in New Hampshire Senate race — Ayotte yet to concede

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CONCORD — Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign of connecting first-term rival GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte to Donald Trump appears to have paid off in a nail-biter of an election, as the Hillary Clinton superdelegate took to social media on Wednesday morning to boast about a victory:

CBS Boston, however, called the race “too close to call,” noting that the Hassan led by a little less than 600 votes as of mid-morning:

Ayotte, as of 11:45 Wednesday morning, has yet to concede:

GOP Senate candidates, as of Tuesday night, had successfully staved off challenges from Democrats’ dreams of re-claiming a Senate majority.

By early Wednesday, results indicated that GOP Senate candidates had claimed victory in at least five out of eight crucial races.