Sanders and Trump win New Hampshire Primary

By Sophia Boxerman. 

Democratic Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 9th.

The primary brought historical results to the political stage: Democrat Bernie Sanders was the first Jewish candidate to ever win a primary, garnering 60.3% of votes.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came in second with 38.0% of the Democratic vote.

Front-runner Donald Trump won the primary for the Republican Party with 35.3% of the vote.  John Kasich, after placing 8th in the Iowa caucuses, followed Trump in 2nd place on Tuesday with 15.8% of the vote.

Ted Cruz, GOP winner of the Iowa caucuses, came in third with 11.7% of the vote, followed closely by Jeb Bush (11.0%) and Florida senator Marco Rubio (10.6%).

After a disappointing 6th place and 7.4% of the vote, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that he would end his campaign.

Even before Christie’s departure, the field of Republican candidates has shrunk with Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee leaving the presidential race after the Iowa caucuses. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina also dropped out of the race.

Even so, with so many GOP candidates still in the mix, it is hard to determine what results future contests will bring.

On February 20th, the next primaries will be held when Republicans vote in the South Carolina primary and Democrats caucus in Nevada, painting a clearer picture of what the final results will be.

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