New Hampshire to make history with nominees in House race

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is set to elect either its first black member of Congress or first openly gay representative.

Eddie Edwards, an African-American former police chief backed by the Trump administration, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the state’s toss-up congressional district. He will face Chris Pappas, an establishment-backed Democrat, in November.

In the governor’s race, former state Sen. Molly Kelly defeated former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand and will face Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who faced no primary opposition.