In New Hampshire, Another Palin Pick Wins
Sarah Palin’s choice in the GOP Senate primary in New Hampshire appears to have pulled off a narrow victory:
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire has certified former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (AY’-aht) as the winner of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
Ayotte was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and won a narrow victory over Ovide Lamontagne (LAH’-mohn-tayn). His conservative credentials and courting of the tea party pulled him close in the final days of the campaign.
Lamontagne has until 5 p.m. to decide whether he’ll seek a recount because the margin of victory fell within 1.5 percent of the total votes cast.
The secretary of state’s office says Ayotte’s official margin of victory was 1,667 votes.
According to The Washington Post’s Palin Endorsement Tracker, this puts her at 25 wins and 11 losses for the primary season.