---- — DERRY — Incumbent GOP state Sen. James Rausch topped his opponent in state Senate District 19 race.
Preliminary vote totals gave Rausch the win over Democratic challenger Christopher Reisdorf, also of Derry, by a vote of 15,894 to 10,455.
District 19 includes Derry, Hampstead and Windham.
Rausch said winning another Senate term will help him continue his work to advocate for the Interstate 93 expansion, including Exit 4A.
He said he will also advocate for small businesses to help create jobs.