New Hampshire Governor Wins Democratic Primary in Pursuit of Fourth Term

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch defeated two challengers in the Democratic primary in his pursuit of a fourth two-year term, according to the Associated Press.

Early voting showed Lynch with 84 percent of votes cast to 12 percent for Frank Sullivan, his closest rival, the news service reported. Timothy Robertson trailed both with 4.2 percent. AP said the results were from 19 of 301 precincts, or 6 percent.

Lynch will take on John Stephen, who was the projected winner of the Republican primary with 73 percent of the vote, according to AP. He defeated Frank Emiro, Jack Kimball and Karen Testerman, with 6 percent of precincts reporting.

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