Sanborn to Face Nyquist for District 9 Senate Seat
Executive Council likely headed for recount.
Andy Sanborn said he was feeling confident he's secured the District 9 GOP primary victory, but didn't feel comfortable calling it.
Still, Sanborn had more than 60 percent of the total vote through the first 11 towns to report – including a 1,497 to 1,197 victory over Hawkins in Bedford – though he said he didn't feel comfortable making a victory statement just yet.
"It looks like I'm in pretty good shape," he said, "but I believe every vote in every town is important, and it's always been my policy not to release a statement until every one of those votes is counted."
When asked if he was holding a victory party last night, Sanborn's reply was to the point.
"Are you kidding me," he said. "I'm going to bed."
Sanborn will now face Democrat Lee Nyquist of New Boston in the General Election on Nov. 6.
In a much closer election, Hillsborough County Treasurer Robert Burns is the projected winner in the race for Executive Council District 4, according to the Union Leader, though a recount is likely due to a slim margin between he, Sen. Tom DeBlois and Bedford businessman Chuck Rolecek.
In the race for the New Hampshire House, David Danielson and Kelleigh Domaingue Murphy joined incumbents Moe Villeneauve, Keith Murphy, John Graham and John Cebrowski to earn the GOP primary nods. Elijah Haykinson, Earnest L. Castle IV and R. Christopher Richards finished out of the coveted top six.
In another race of interest, James A. Hardy thoroughly defeated Frank Szabo to earn the GOP's Hillsborough County Sheriff nod. Hardy will now face Democrat Bill Barry on Nov. 6. Of course, the race garnered national attention when Szabo said he'd be willing to use deadly force to prevent an abortion.
"It appears the citizens of Hillsborough County are not yet ready to have their constitutional rights restored," said Szabo. "I wish Sheriff Hardy well and hope he investigates the nature of his officing in protecting citizens‘ property and their rights."