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NH Gov. Hassan sworn in

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New Hampshire has a new governor.

Democrat Maggie Hassan took the oath of office Thursday afternoon in Concord.

The 54-year-old business attorney from Exeter succeeds John Lynch. Lynch retired after four two-year terms.

Hassan beat out Republican Ovide Lamontagne in November to win the office.

It's a big year for women in politics in New Hampshire. In addition to the governor's seat, New Hampshire is sending an-all female delegation to Washington and has women serving as speaker of the House and chief justice.

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