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NH Paper: We Were So Wrong About Christie

His endorsement of Trump earns paper's 'unendorsement'

(Newser) - "Boy, were we wrong." So starts an "unendorsement" from publisher Joseph W. McQuaid in Monday's New Hampshire Union Leader . The paper endorsed Chris Christie in the state primary back in November, with McQuaid touting him as "a solid, pro-life conservative" who "tells it like... More »

The Backseat Winner in NH: Bloomberg

His 'itch' to run reportedly increased with Clinton's poor showing

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary may have boosted the prospects of a politician who wasn't even on the ballot: Michael Bloomberg. Stories about a possible run have been circulating for a while, and the victories by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have only ramped up speculation. Bloomberg is "itching... More »

Both NH Victories Were Huge

Sanders' primary win made history in more than one way

(Newser) - Highlighting just how unusual this election has become, the New Hampshire primary was not only won by two anti-establishment outsiders , it was won by two outsiders who crushed the opposition by huge, possibly record-breaking margins. With Donald Trump almost 20 points ahead with around 90% of results in, his victory... More »

Escaped Pig Went Straight to NH Polling Station

Cops had to corral 600-pound would-be voter

(Newser) - Talk of politicians lining up at the Washington trough must have sounded pretty good to this would-be voter: A 600-pound pig was found outside a New Hampshire polling station after escaping from a nearby farm, the Union Leader reports. Construction worker Matthew Reiter tells the Lowell Sun that he was... More »

Trump: 'You Are Going to Be So Happy'

Rubio admits debate wasn't his finest moment

(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... More »

Trump, Sanders Clean Up in NH

Cruz and Bush in tight race for third place

(Newser) - No late surprises in the New Hampshire top spots Tuesday night: Both the AP and CNN called the winners as soon as the polls closed at 8pm Eastern, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump triumphing easily. The bigger questions will be who finishes in the secondary spots in the GOP—... More »

He's No. 2: It's a Big Night for John Kasich

He will finish second in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have cruised to an easy win in New Hampshire, but the night is proving to be a huge boon for John Kasich as well. The Ohio governor will finish in second place, reports ABC News , giving his once-flagging campaign a potentially life-saving boost. He was the top-searched... More »

In NH, a Vote Against Trump Could Actually Help Trump

Primary has potential to shake up race

(Newser) - The nation's first primary has begun —and the only thing that appears certain is that New Hampshire will deliver different winners than the Iowa caucuses did. Some factors to watch out for in the state's 100th primary:
  • Bernie Sanders looks like a sure thing, according to the
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Bill Clinton: Sanders Is 'Hermetically Sealed' Off From Reality

Ex-president Clinton goes on offensive against Vermont senator at NH event

(Newser) - Attacking Bernie Sanders is becoming a Clinton family affair. Just weeks after Chelsea railed against Sanders' health care plan , Bill Clinton—whom the Washington Post called a "doomsday device" for his wife's campaign—took to a New Hampshire stage Sunday to address what he calls dishonest and "... More »

The Elephants in Romney's Room

Politico runs down the issues that could derail his candidacy

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is looking like the inevitable nominee, but there are still some elephants that have been lurking in the room since the start of his campaign. Alexander Burns of Politico runs down the issues threatening him:
  • The Bain problem: So far, Romney's deflected attacks on his private equity
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Breaking Down the NH Results

It was a good night to be Mitt Romney

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary is in the books, and pundits are poring over the results for insight. Here's what they're saying:
  • "Expectations, schmexpectations: (Mitt) Romney had a great night," writes Nate Silver of the New York Times . Romney missed his poll numbers, but was swiftly declared
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Rick Santorum Falls Hard

5th-place finish in NH kills Iowa momentum

(Newser) - Rick Santorum has crashed back to earth in New Hampshire after his near-win in Iowa. With 95% of precincts reporting, the candidate is in fifth place in the state, a few hundred votes behind Newt Gingrich. He won just 9.3% of the vote in New Hampshire, and analysts say... More »

Romney: We Made History

He slams 'Europe-influenced' Obama in NH victory speech

(Newser) - "Tonight, we made history," Mitt Romney told supporters after his decisive win in New Hampshire, which makes him the first non-incumbent GOP candidate to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. The former Massachusetts governor focused on President Obama instead of his GOP rivals in... More »

Ron Paul: 2nd Place a 'Victory for Liberty'

Young voters help Paul to strong NH finish

(Newser) - Ron Paul says his projected second-place finish in New Hampshire Tuesday night is a "victory for the cause of liberty." The strong showing has been "the victory that you have brought about." he told supporters at his primary night party. "I sort of have to... More »

Romney Wins Easily in NH; Paul, 2nd; Huntsman, 3rd

Huntsman staying in the race

(Newser) - Mitt Romney cruised to victory as expected in New Hampshire, with the race called by AP , CNN , and others immediately after the polls closed at 8. With 95% of returns in, he had 39.4%, followed by Ron Paul with 22.8, Jon Huntsman with 16.8, Newt Gingrich with... More »

NH Town Could Be Romney's 'White House North'

Wolfeboro bracing for possibility of famous resident's victory

(Newser) - George W. Bush had Crawford, Texas, Ronald Reagan had Rancho del Cielo, and if Mitt Romney becomes president, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, is pretty sure it's next on the list of presidential retreats, Reuters reports. Locals are imagining the rustic-yet-ritzy lakeside resort as Romney's "White House North."... More »

Your Guide to the New Hampshire Primary

The big question: How much will Romney win by?

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire primary, and everyone ostensibly knows it. But that doesn't mean the results won't be interesting. Here are the contests the pundits are watching:
  • Romney vs. expectations: With Romney's victory assured, pundits are speculating over his vote tally. One
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NH Ballot Order Could Hurt Romney, Santorum

But it won't be enough to knock Mitt from the top: Washington Post

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has stayed at the top of the New Hampshire polls , but he's sunk when it comes to the state's ballot. On the 30-candidate list, Romney's name is third from the bottom, a position that could hurt him in today's primary. Research shows that ballot... More »

Dixville Notch, Population 9, Casts First Ballots in NH

And according to this tiny village, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are tied

(Newser) - The village of Dixville Notch is notable not just for the fact that it only has nine registered voters, but for the fact that those voters also are the first in New Hampshire to state their choice in today's primary. Their nine ballots were cast one minute after midnight—... More »

Huntsman's NH Surge: Too Little, Too Late

Nate Silver expects him to grab 15.6% of the vote, but that's not enough

(Newser) - With a matter of hours to go before the New Hampshire primary, Jon Huntsman appears to finally be seeing a surge of his own—but it may be too little, too late, observes Nate Silver in the New York Times . Recent polls are looking good for the former Utah governor:... More »

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