Retired Army Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc beat state Senate President Chuck Morse to capture the GOP nomination in New Hampshire.
With 83% of votes recorded, Bolduc has 37% and Morse 36%. Bolduc led by much to 21 points in polls before the election, despite Gov. Chris Sununu's backing of Morse. A PAC linked with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell backed Morse out of worry for Bolduc's chances against Sen. Maggie Hassan.
Morse conceded at 2:30 a.m.
It’s been a long night & we’ve come up short. I want to thank my supporters for all the blood, sweat & tears they poured into this team effort. I just called and wished all the best to @GenDonBolduc. The focus this fall needs to be on defeating Maggie Hassan.
— Senator Chuck Morse (@Morse4Senate) September 14, 2022
Sununu's refusal to run for Senate left the primary wide open. The governor wants a sixth term.
Second-time Senate candidate Bolduc served 36 years in the Army, including 10 in Afghanistan. National Republicans are disturbed by Bolduc's assertions of a rigged 2020 election and that COVID-19 vaccines include microchips.
In order to boost the weaker candidate, Democrats spent $3.2 million attacking Morse. Democrats spent $53 million promoting candidates who say the 2020 election was stolen during the primaries.
According to FEC filings, Bolduc raised slightly about $579,000 in the primary. Instead, Morse raised $1.57 million. PAC White Mountain paid $4.6 million on pro-Morse ads. White Mountain PAC hasn't acknowledged its donors, but McConnell helped fundraise.
Hassan is one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators, according to the Cook Political Report. Biden won New Hampshire by 7 points, but Sen. Jeanne Shaheen won by 15.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on DAILY CALLER.