Forrester builds big lead

MEREDITH — With only 16 of the 27 towns, spread across three counties, in Senate District 2 reporting as of press time, incumbent Republican Jeanie Forrester of Meredith held a commanding lead over her Democratic challenger Bob Lamb of Holderness.
Forrester had polled 9,698 votes to Lamb's 8,379, a margin of 1,319. Forrester carried Meredith by 2,346 to 1,453 as well as the other towns in Belknap County — Center Harbor, New Hampton, Sanbornton and Tilton — by an aggregate margin of 538. Lamb easily carried Plymouth, 1,938 to 1,189.