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Democrats win another NH House special election

New Hampshire Union Leader

October 24. 2017 8:23PM

DOVER — New Hampshire Democrats won another special election to the Legislature, this one in Dover’s Ward 1 in very Democratic-leaning territory.

Casey Conley, a former reporter for Foster’s Daily Democrat, won the seat handily over Republican Guy Eaton and Libertarian Barry Shields.

Conley got 319 votes (78 percent) to 59 (14.4 percent) for Republican Eaton and 31 (7.6 percent) for Libertarian Shields.

Conley replaces Democrat Issac Epstein, who had resigned the seat last spring.

There was no primary for this post because none of the candidates had any party opponents.

The New Hampshire Young Democrats celebrated the expected win.

“We are very excited about Casey Conley’s victory and to have another young Democratic colleague in the House” said N.H Young Democrats’ Executive Director and state Rep. Amelia Keane, D-Nashua.

“Casey ran a positive, forward-looking campaign, focusing on education and on how to make New Hampshire a great place to raise a family.”

Democrats in New Hampshire have now won six of the eight special elections since last November, five for seats in the House and one for the State Senate.

Three of the House seats the Democrats have won were held by Republicans.

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