Sep 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Chris Pappas wins New Hampshire Democratic primary

Chris Pappas, candidate for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District .

Chris Pappas via campaign Facebook page

Chris Pappas, a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council, won the state's Democratic primary Tuesday night for the 1st Congressional District to replace retiring Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D), reports the AP.

Data: AP. Visuals: Axios
Data: AP. Visuals: Axios

Why it matters: Pappas emerged from a crowded field of 11 Democratic candidates, including Levi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) He will face off with a Republican in November in a district that narrowly voted for President Trump in 2016. Shea-Porter won it by just one point in the last election. The swing district has flipped back and forth between Democrat and Republican representatives since 2011.

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