TIME 2016 Election

Incumbent Kelly Ayotte Concedes to Gov. Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire Senate Race

U.S. Senate nominee Maggie Hassan (D-NH) greet supporters outside the Boys & Girls Club on November 8, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire.
Darren McCollester/Getty Images U.S. Senate nominee Maggie Hassan (D-NH) greet supporters outside the Boys & Girls Club on November 8, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire.

Ayotte served one term in the Senate

(WASHINGTON)— Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has conceded and congratulated her Democratic rival Gov. Maggie Hassan.

In a statement late Wednesday, Ayotte said the voters have spoken and “now it’s time all of us come together to get things done” for the people of New Hampshire.

Ayotte, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and leader on defense issues, said it was a tremendous privilege to serve one term. She thanked her family and supporters.

The Associated Press had not called the race because Hassan had a lead of just 0.1 percent.

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