MANCHESTER, N.H. - Following tonight's very close recount results, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley made the following statement:
"The Manchester mayoral race was the closest in modern history and we are proud of the campaign Joyce Craig ran right up until the very end. Joyce is a fearless advocate for strong public schools and is committed to finding solutions to curb the drug epidemic in Manchester and she certainly has a bright future ahead of her. Although Joyce came up short by just tens of votes, we thank the countless volunteers that fought right alongside her and the city clerk's office for overseeing the recount. The fact that this race was so extremely close in an year that favors Republicans is a clear indicator that 2016 is going to be tough for Republicans. This race is now over, but Democrats will continue to fight for Granite State families from municipal level right up to U.S. Senate and the White House."