Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and
Donald Trump won Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.
Sanders won over his Democratic rival,
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by more than 20 percentage
points. Polling leading into the contest showed Sanders ahead. The
win comes a week after Clinton edged out Sanders in Iowa.
“They've thrown everything but the
kitchen sink at me,” Sanders told his supporters, “and I have the
feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon as well.”
Young voters propelled Sanders to
victory in New Hampshire, where he built a larger coalition of young
voters than the one President Barack Obama had in 2008.
Roughly an hour after the polls closed
and she had called Sanders to concede, Clinton made mention of that
“I know I have some work to do
especially with young people but like I said earlier this week even
though they're not supporting me, I am supporting them,” she told
an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. “I know what it's like to
stumble and fall.”
On the Republican side, Donald Trump
won 35.3 percent of the vote. Trailing behind him were Ohio Governor
John Kasich (15.8%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (11.7%) and former
Florida Governor Jeb Bush (11%). Florida Senator Marco Rubio won
10.6 percent of the vote.
Trump's win comes a week after Cruz's
victory in Iowa. “I'm not gong to forget you. You started it,”
Trump sold supporters.