Tuesday, February 9, 2016
DONALD TRUMP & BERNIE SANDERS TAKE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES:
TRUMP WILL BE THE 2016 GOP NOMINEE.
HILLARY WILL STILL BE DEMOCRAT'S NOMINEE.
Donald J. Trump claimed victory in New Hampshire’s Republican primary on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, while Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Democratic contest in a state where he has long held an advantage.
Mr. Trump, a billionaire businessman whose outsize presence has upended the Republican race, recovered from a humbling second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses to take a state where he led in the polls for months. He won despite largely shunning the kind of retail campaigning that is commonplace among presidential candidates trying to win over New Hampshire voters.
The victory by Mr. Trump suggests for the first time that his unconventional and divisive campaign, powered in large measure by celebrity and showmanship, is capable of delivering votes. And it puts him in strong position as the race heads to South Carolina, where Mr. Trump holds a double-digit polling lead over his two closest rivals, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
Mr. Sanders’s victory is the second disappointing result in as many weeks for Mrs. Clinton, who barely eked out a win in the Iowa caucuses against Mr. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist whose candidacy has proved surprisingly formidable.
Mr. Sanders has represented the neighboring state of Vermont for more than two decades, giving him at least some degree of home-field advantage in New Hampshire.
Sources: ABC News, CNN, NY Times, YouTube