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Woodburn Returns To Concord, Says Voters Will Decide If He Stays

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Fresh off a easy victory against a write-in opponent recruited by the Democratic Party, Jeff Woodburn returned to the state house for veto override day Thursday. All but one of his fellow Democrats in the Senate urged him to resign last month when he was charged with domestic violence. Woodburn says he intends to continue serving in Concord.

"The only people I'm expecting support from are people in my district. They are the ones who have given me this job and they are the only ones who are going to take it away."

Woodburn stepped down as Senate minority leader in the wake of his criminal charges. His successor, Donna Soucy says the Democratic caucus asked him to resign when he was charged and won't help him win reelection.

"We think he should resign and that decision is his to make."

Woodburn faces Republican David Starr of Franconia in November.

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