In July, The Washington Submit reported {that a} basis Mr. Messner began to offer scholarships to underprivileged highschool college students had awarded only one scholarship in 10 years.

In a Granite State Poll final week, Ms. Shaheen held practically a 20-point lead over Mr. Messner.

Within the Democratic major for governor, Dan Feltes, the State Senate majority chief, was in a good race with Andru Volinsky, a lawyer and training activist who was endorsed by Mr. Sanders, the Vermont senator. The help of Mr. Sanders, who won New Hampshire’s presidential primary in February, helped rally progressive voters in a contest that was little observed in contrast with different face-offs this 12 months between the Democratic left wing and the get together institution.

Mr. Volinsky broke with New Hampshire Democratic custom and refused to take “the pledge,” a promise to not introduce gross sales or state earnings taxes. “We’re the final Bernie candidate standing,” stated Irene Lin, Mr. Volinsky’s marketing campaign supervisor.

Regardless of being outspent by Mr. Feltes, Mr. Volinsky had a slight two-point lead within the Granite State Ballot, throughout the margin of error.

However once more, the first winner will face a preferred incumbent, Mr. Sununu, who has the approval of seven in 10 New Hampshire voters.

In one other carefully watched race, Matt Mowers, who labored within the Trump administration and acquired the president’s endorsement, received the Republican major for the First Congressional District. He’ll tackle Consultant Chris Pappas, a Democrat, who’s favored to carry the seat by a number of nonpartisan ratings analysts.

In Rhode Island, which additionally held primaries on Tuesday, solely one in every of its two congressional districts featured aggressive races: Consultant Jim Langevin, a 10-term Democrat, eased previous a challenger, whereas on the Republican facet Robert Lancia superior to face Mr. Langevin in November.