CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan delivered the following remarks this morning to supporters on her victory in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race:
Good morning and thank you all for being here today.
As we’ve gotten more results overnight and this morning, it’s clear that we have maintained the lead and have won this race.
This morning, there are only a few small towns left outstanding and I hope these remaining votes are quickly recorded.
When they are, we are confident that our margins are large enough that we will maintain a lead.
It is clear that we have won, and I am proud to stand here as the next United States Senator from New Hampshire.
It will be my job in the U.S. Senate to make the best decisions for New Hampshire to work with President-elect Trump when it is in the best interest of New Hampshire and the country, and to stand up to him when it isn’t.
As you all know, I entered public service as an advocate for people who experience disabilities. People whose voices are too often not heard. I believe we are stronger when we listen to all voices and all perspectives. We are stronger when we are working to ensure that every person has the opportunity to share in our nation’s success.
And ensuring that we are expanding opportunity to all of our citizens will be my guiding principle in the United States Senate.
I want to take a moment to congratulate Governor-elect Chris Sununu. I spoke to him this morning, and pledged to do everything I can to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
In the United States Senate, I will always put the people of New Hampshire first. And together, we will work to heal the divisions this election has exposed and build a future where all Granite Staters are included in our shared economic success.