District 72 House Race Still Too Close to Call
The final results are expected this afternoon.
As the Board of Elections tallies the absentee ballots today, incumbent State House of Representatives candidate Dan Reilly, District 72 (Middletown, Portsmouth), remains optimistic about the race.
“At this point, I am anxiously awaiting the results of the mail ballots, which I do believe will make this race even closer, if not successful for me,” said Reilly.
Although challenger Linda Finn of Middletown leads by 87 votes, the absentee ballots are still outstanding. Between the two towns, over 1700 voters requested a mail-in ballot. The Board of Elections said an official count will be available this afternoon.
Finn won Middletown by 296 votes but lost Portsmouth by 209 votes. Nearly 1,000 voters requested a mail-in ballot in Portsmouth.
Finn said overall, she has enjoyed the race and has met a lot of great people along the campaign trail.
“It’s been a great race, very civil race,” she said last night.