Trump: 'You Are Going to Be So Happy'
Rubio admits debate wasn't his finest moment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2016 11:21 PM CST
Donald Trump greets supporters as he takes the stage during a primary night rally on Tuesday in Manchester, NH.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Donald Trump won the first electoral victory of his life Tuesday night and he promised supporters there would be many more to come. "We are going to start winning again and we are going to win so much," he said at his victory party in New Hampshire, per Politico. "You are going to be so happy." Trump—who cruised to victory with around 34% of the vote—went on to repeat campaign promises to build a border wall, "make America great again," and be the "greatest jobs president that God ever created." He also slammed fellow New Hampshire winner Bernie Sanders, accusing him of wanting "to give away our country." Here's what some of the other candidates had to say:

  • Marco Rubio finally admitted that his debate performance on Saturday was a disaster, the Washington Post reports. "Our disappointment tonight is not on you—it's on me," Rubio, who finished in fifth, told supporters. "I did not do well on Saturday night, so listen to this: That will never happen again."

  • During his victory speech, Bernie Sanders praised the "yuge" voter turnout and said that what happened in New Hampshire "in terms of the enthusiastic and aroused electorate" will happen all over America, reports the Hill. "The government of our great country belongs to all the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACS," he said.
  • In a fiery concession speech, Hillary Clinton vowed to "take this campaign to the entire country" and "fight for every vote in every state," reports Politico. "It's not whether you get knocked down that matters, it's whether you get back up," she said.
  • Ted Cruz, claiming he was "effectively tied for third" in the New Hampshire race, congratulated Trump and John Kasich and thanked New Hampshire, telling supporters: "Your victory tonight has left the Washington cartel utterly terrified."
  • After his second-place finish, Kasich told supporters that there was "magic in the air" and the "light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning," per the Boston Globe. "In this campaign, I've become convinced even more about what it takes to win a political campaign and what it takes for somebody to be a leader," he said. "It's not just what’s up here in the head, it's also what's deep in here in the heart."