Former Refugee from Afghanistan Safiya Wazir Unseats Incumbent in NH Primary Race

HeadlineSep 14, 2018
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Meanwhile, in New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday, a former refugee from Afghanistan named Safiya Wazir defeated deeply entrenched incumbent Dick Patten in the Democratic primary for state representative in Concord. Wazir ran on a platform of education equality, affordable housing and Medicaid expansion. Patten ran on an anti-immigrant platform. She beat him out by winning 329 votes to his 143.

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