Feltes to challenge Sununu in New Hampshire governor race

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Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 5:12 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2020 at 11:19 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - State Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes has won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, promising to prove the pundits wrong and defeat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November.

The race had been too early to call until Wednesday morning, despite Feltes claiming victory Tuesday night.

Feltes defeated Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, a fellow attorney best known for representing struggling communities in a landmark education funding lawsuit in the 1990s.

But Feltes cast himself as the true champion of working families. He also emphasized his record in the Senate, but many of his bills were vetoed by Sununu, who called both Democrats out of touch and unprepared to lead New Hampshire.

Sununu easily defeated two longshot primary challengers to secure his spot on the November ballot. Sununu, seeking a third term, defeated conservative activist Karen Testerman and a Keene man who had changed his name to “Nobody.”

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