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In N.H., Democratic women hold sway

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The Democratic woman at the top of the ballot lost her race this week — but there was a silver lining of sorts for Democratic women in New Hampshire.

A few hours after presidential nominee Hillary Clinton conceded her race on Wednesday morning, Republican US Senator Kelly Ayotte conceded hers.

Ayotte's loss ushered in a unique era in state and national politics: New Hampshire will send a completely female and completely Democratic delegation to Washington — the first in the nation.

The state's new senator-elect is Democrat Maggie Hassan, currently the governor. She will join Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. In the state's First Congressional District, former Democratic congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter won her old seat back. And in the Second District, Democratic Representative Annie Kuster held onto hers.


Felice Belman can be reached at felice.belman@globe.com.