Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has been unseated by the state’s Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.
Ayotte on Wednesday called Hassan to concede the razor-thin race. The two were in a virtual tie heading into Tuesday. The Real Clear Politics poll average showed Ayotte with a 1.5 percent advantage as of Sunday.
While President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made pitches for Hassan during nearly every campaign stop in the Granite State, Ayotte, along with many congressional Republicans, sought to distance herself from her party’s nominee, Donald Trump.
Ayotte was asked during an October debate if she thought Trump is a good role model for children. She initially responded by saying, “absolutely,” but later walked back that comment, saying that she “misspoke.”
“While I would hope all of our children would aspire to be president, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton have set a good example and I wouldn’t hold up either of them as role models for my kids,” Ayotte said in a statement, according to Politico.
Hassan was elected as governor of New Hampshire in 2012 and re-elected in 2014.
Ayotte was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after serving as New Hampshire’s attorney general for five years.