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New Hampshire Democrat Wins State Representative Special Election

September 8, 2021

A Democrat flipped a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Tuesday night.

Catherine Rombeau, a Democrat and former Bedford town council member, defeated Linda Rea Camarota, a Republican and Bedford school committee member, in a tight election. Rombeau got 50.4 percent of the vote and Camarota got 49.6 percent. The Democrat won by 37 votes, according to WMUR.

The seat had been vacant since May. Republican David Danielson, the former representative, died in May.

The winner will represent the New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 07 District. It has six representatives. Four of them are Republicans and two are now Democrats.

Republicans continue to control both chambers of the state legislature in New Hampshire, as well as the governor’s office.


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