Kelly Ayotte Concedes New Hampshire Senate Race

Evan Vucci

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) conceded to her Democratic challenger, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, after an extremely close race left election officials counting ballots well into Wednesday afternoon.

“I just spoke with Governor Hassan to congratulate her on her election to serve in the U.S. Senate” a statement from Ayotte reads, according to NBC’s Frank Thorp V.

After thanking her own family and supporters, Ayotte urged cooperation moving forward.

“The voters have spoken and now it’s time for all of us to come together and to get things done for the people of the Greatest State in this Nation and for the Greatest Country on Earth," the statement read.

In her own emailed statement, Hassan thanked Ayotte for her service to the Granite State and the nation, and promised to work across the aisle.

“In the United States Senate, I will reach out to people from both sides of the aisle to identify shared goals and common ground to expand middle class opportunity and to move New Hampshire and America forward," Hassan's statement read.

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