Comments for: John Durkin, N.H. politician who won closest Senate race ever, dies at 76

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:22 p.m.

John Durkin, a one-term Democratic senator from New Hampshire who prevailed in the closest election in U.S. Senate history after a 10-month stalemate in 1974 and 1975, died Oct. 16 at a hospital in Franklin, N.H. He was 76. His death was confirmed by Barry Conway, commandant of the New …

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