A local Senate race next year looks to be a rematch from 2018.
Democrat Jenn Alford-Teaster told The Sentinel Thursday she will run again for state Senate to challenge incumbent Republican Ruth Ward in District 8.
District 8 includes the local towns of Acworth, Antrim, Bennington, Langdon, Marlow and Stoddard.
Alford-Teaster, of Sutton, ran against Ward, of Stoddard, in the 2018 midterms as a rookie campaigner, but fell short, losing 12,859 to 12,212.
Ward also plans to run again in 2020, seeking a third term in the Senate, according to her husband, Fred. Ruth Ward is out of the country.
No filings have been made yet, Alford-Teaster said, but she plans on holding her first fundraiser in October.
Ward, a retired nurse, and Alford-Teaster, a researcher at Dartmouth College, had a lively debate ahead of the 2018 elections, which saw Democrats retake control of both chambers in the Legislature.