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N.H. Senate will meet Sept. 3 to elect a new president

The state Senate will meet Sept. 3 to pick its new president.

Senate President Peter Bragdon announced yesterday he would call a session for the day after Labor Day, at 10 a.m., so he can formally step down and let the Senate elect a new president.

Bragdon was hired last week as the new executive director of the Local Government Center. He initially said he would remain Senate president, but after days of criticism over potential conflicts of interest, the Milford Republican announced Friday he would step down.

He’ll remain in the Senate, where Republicans have a 13-11 majority. A simple majority is needed to elect the new president; Sen. Chuck Morse, a Salem Republican, has already said he will seek to succeed Bragdon.

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