Republican wins New Hampshire special election with near-record turnout

The Republican candidate running in a special election to fill the seat left by the death of the New Hampshire House speaker won the race as turnout reached near record-setting levels for the town of Merrimack.

Republican Bill Boyd defeated Democrat Wendy Thomas and Independent Stephen Hollenberg, a member of the American Solidarity Party, on Tuesday. Boyd, who was a town councilor for 10 years, garnered 2,531 votes compared to Thomas’s 2,144 and Hollenberg’s 104 votes, according to the New Hampshire Union-Leader.

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