Tuesday, January 8, 2008

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY: Clinton, McCain declared winners in New Hampshire, Obama, Romney finish 2nd...

Sen. Hillary Clinton declared winner by some news organizations in NH, with 39% of vote while less than 70% of precincts were reporting, CNN waited until Obama campaign said he would speak ahead of Clinton, called NH for Clinton while she led Obama 39% to 36%, with 80% reporting...

McCain declared winner early, with significant margin of victory over Romney, lead of 8 percentage points with under 40% of votes tallied; McCain's lead had shrunk to 39% to 32% with 85% of precincts reporting, as midnight neared...

John Edwards finished with 17% of the vote, while New Mexico gov. Bill Richardson was said to be traveling back to his home state to consider what course of action to take, given the 2nd consecutive 4th-place finish... Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani finished with 11% and 9% respectively, Ron Paul with 8%, and Fred Thompson a distant 6th with 1%...

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