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Hennessey ousts Starr for senate run against Ford

by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter
September 16, 2020
REGION — In the Primary run for State Senate District 1, Republican representative Erin Hennessey of Littleton ousted incumbent David Starr with an easy victory. Hennessey will now face Democrat Sue Ford of Easton in the general election. Ford has served in the House of Representatives since 2008 and represents Grafton County District 3.

In the race for Executive Council, former Councilor Joe Kenney of Wakefield beat Lincoln's Kim Strathdee for the run against incumbent Mike Cryans of Hanover.

In the race to the Governor's seat, Dan Feltes won over Andru Volinksy to face off against incumbent republican Chris Sununu.

For United States Senator, incumbent Jeanne Shaheen won the primary handedly and will face Republican Corky Messner in November. Incumbent Congresswoman Annie Kuster won her primary easily and will face Republican Steve Negron in the general election.

In Whitefield, Volinsky and Feltes were close with Feltes receiving 109 votes to Volinsky's 103. In the run for United States Senate, Jeanne Shaheen received 225 votes, Paul J. Krautmann had 11 and Tom Alciere received two. Kuster, running to keep her seat in Congress received 218 votes to Joseph Mirzoeff's 17.

Residents voting in the Republican primary in Whitefield gave Sununu 220 votes, Karen Testerman 25 and 'Nobody' received five votes. In the race for United States Senate Don Bolduc received 125 votes and Corky Messner received 92. Andy Martin and Gerard Beloin received 19 and six votes respectively.

In the race for Congress, Lynn Ferrari Blankenbeker received 90 votes, Matthew D. Bjelobrk received 49, Steve Negron received 74 and Eli D. Clemmer received 15. In the race for Executive Council, Kenney received 184 votes and Strathdee received 49.

In the race for New Hampshire State Senate, Hennessey received 173 votes and Starr received 67.

Contested races in Lancaster gave Feltes 28 votes and Volinsky 18. Shaheen received 49 votes while Alciere and Krautmann each received zero. Kuster received 45 votes, and Mirzoeff received three. Sununu received 44 votes while Testerman nabbed five. Messner and Bolduc tied, each receiving 22 votes. Blankenbeker received 26 votes, Negron took 15 and Clemmer received five. Kenney received 37 votes, while Strathdee banked eight. Hennessy received 38 votes, and Starr received nine.

In Groveton, there were a total of 384 ballots cast. For contested races on the Democratic ticket, in the race for Governor, Feltes received 76 votes and Volinsky received 52. For United State's Senator, Shaheen received 138 votes and Krautmann revived eight. For Congress, Kuster received 127 votes and Mirzoeff took 21.

In Groveton, on the Republican ticket, Sununu received 202 votes to Testerman's 21. For United States Senator it was close, Messner received 105 votes and Bolduc took 95. For Congress, Negron received 83 votes, Blankenbeker received 76 and Clemmer received 41.

Kenney received 160 votes in the race for Executive Councilor to Strathdee's 38. For State Senate, Hennessey received 132 votes to Starr's 75.

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Varney Smith
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