New Hampshire GOP primary election: Karoline Leavitt wins

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Karoline Leavitt, a 25-year-old former aide to the Trump White House and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), on Tuesday won the Republican primary for a key swing U.S. House district in New Hampshire, according to the AP.

Why it matters: Leavitt’s win represents a victory for the conservative wing of the Republican Party at the tail end of the 2022 primaries, and sets the stage for what is expected to be one of the most competitive House races in the country.

The backdrop: Leavitt, a first-time candidate, struggled at first to break out of the pack in a crowded eight-person primary after launching her campaign last July.

  • However, she steadily emerged as the main opposition to Matt Mowers, 33, a former state GOP chair and candidate for the seat in 2020.
  • The GOP field also included Gail Huff Brown, a local TV journalist and wife of Scott Brown, who served as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts…

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