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New Hampshire Senate race: Jeanne Shaheen projected winner over Scott Brown

Incumbent Democrat Shaheen campaigned hard to keep her seat in a very close race against Republican Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts who moved to New Hampshire after losing the 2012 election to Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

By JC Finley
New Hampshire Senate race: Jeanne Shaheen projected winner over Scott Brown
Larry Fleury, a supporter of Democratic Senator in New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen, raises his glass as he watches poll numbers come in for his candidate at her election night rally at the Puritan Convention Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 4, 2014. Shaheen is opposed by Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Scott Brown in today's midterm elections. UPI/Matthew Healey | License Photo

CONCORD, N.H., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Residents of New Hampshire appear to have re-elected Democratic US senator Jeanne Shaheen over Republican Scott Brown, NBC and ABC news are projecting.

Incumbent Shaheen campaigned hard to keep her seat in a very close race against Republican Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts who moved to New Hampshire after losing the 2012 election to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Polling throughout the campaign showed Shaheen and Brown in lock-step, with a very narrow margin of favorability.

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Shaheen was elected to the Senate in 2008 when she defeated Republican John Sununu.

Once a solidly Republican state, New Hampshire became a swing state with a Democratic tilt. The Republican party has since been eager to reclaim the Senate seat.

An endorsement from Cosmopolitan magazine brought levity to the tight race in September when Cosmo announced that it was endorsing Shaheen over Brown, who posed nude for the magazine at age 22 and was dubbed "sexiest man" in 1982. The magazine explained it was picking "brains over brawn."

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