January 8, 2008
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Anti-war Democrat Dennis Kucinich said the surprise result of the New Hampshire presidential primary shows the race is far from over.
“I’m the only one who voted against the war, who voted against funding the war 100 percent of the time,” he said as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won Tuesday’s Democratic primary and Sen. John McCain the Republican race.
Clinton and McCain win US primary
Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 08:19 GMT
Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton defied pundits and pollsters by winning New Hampshire’s primary, beating rival Barack Obama.
John McCain made his own remarkable political comeback with a convincing win in the Republican contest.
Observers say it seems to have been a record-breaking turnout, with some half a million people having cast ballots.
Candidates are aiming to build momentum before more than 20 states hold polls on 5 February, known as Super Tuesday.
New York Senator Clinton, 60, told a cheering crowd of supporters: “Over the last week I listened to you and in the process I found my own voice. I felt like we all spoke from our hearts and I am so gratified that you responded.”
Hillary Clinton – 39%
Barack Obama – 36%
John Edwards – 17%
Bill Richardson – 5%
Source: Associated Press
John McCain – 37%
Mitt Romney – 32%
Mike Huckabee – 11%
Rudy Giuliani – 9%
Ron Paul – 8%
KEY DATES AHEAD
15 Jan: Michigan primary
19 Jan: Nevada caucuses; South Carolina primary (Rep)
26 Jan: South Carolina primary (Dem)
29 Jan: Florida primary
5 Feb: some 20 states including California, New York, New Jersey
Republican race up for grabs after McCain victory
Ewen MacAskill in Manchester, New Hampshire
Wednesday January 9, 2008
5am GMT / 12am ET
The Republican race for the White House was blown wide open last night by a convincing win from John McCain in the New Hampshire primary.
McCain, whose campaign was almost bankrupted last summer and who was languishing in the polls in November, pushed Mitt Romney into second place.
He then went down to tell supporters: “My friends, you know I’m past the age when I can claim the noun ‘kid’, no matter what adjective precedes it. But tonight, we’ve sure showed them what a comeback looks like.”
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