Gardner wins reelection after revote, 209 to 205
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In a day of high drama at the State House, Bill Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving Secretary of State, held off a formidable challenge by former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, eking out a four-vote win to another two-year term.

Gardner, the underdog in this race for the first time in decades, beat Van Ostern on the second ballot of voting by House and Senate members, 209-205.

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