Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire

Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire

Credit: REUTERS / Brian Snyder

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney gives a thumbs up while visiting a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire January 10, 2012. New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation-primary began on Tuesday.

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 10 at 8:34 PM

CONCORD, N.H. -- Mitt Romney is the winner of the New Hampshire primary, adding to his win in Iowa last week.

The dual victories establish Romney as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination.

The early returns from a little more than 10 percent of the precincts showed Romney with 36 percent of the vote. Ron Paul was second with 25 percent, and Jon Huntsman had 17 percent.

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum followed with 11 percent and 10 percent respectively.

The outcome in New Hampshire is one that all of his rivals had virtually conceded ahead of time. Gingrich and others said anything below 40 percent for Romney would signal a lack of support among Republican voters.

Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, had swept into New Hampshire nearly a week ago after winning the Iowa caucuses by eight votes.

Print
Email
|