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Story & Video: Sanders wins big in New Hampshire, looks ahead to challenging states

CONCORD, N.H. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got the big win he was seeking against the juggernaut campaign of Democratic presidential primary rival Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. Unlike Iowa last week, there was little suspense. The major news networks called the race for Sanders right as all polls officially closed at 8 p.m. — causing the crowd gathered at Concord High School to hear Sanders’ victory speech to explode with cheers. After that it was just a question of how large Sanders’ margin of victory would be. With 93 percent of the vote counted, the Vermonter had a decisive 60 percent to 38 percent lead. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: Sanders visits voters, leads media on a walk

en. Bernie Sanders visited a polling location on Green Street in Concord, N.H., Tuesday afternoon and was greeted by boisterous supporters and a throng of media. Sanders existed his SUV and walked through the crowd before leading media on a walk around the block in the shadow of the New Hampshire Statehouse. Sanders told reporters it was nice to take a walk — something he hasn’t been able to do for some time. Continue Reading →

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Sanders courts supporters, students in New Hampshire

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — On his final day in New Hampshire before shifting his attention to Iowa, Sen. Bernie Sanders stuck to his campaign’s core themes and largely avoided calling out his chief rival. In fact, Sanders only referenced Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady, once when discussing his plan to boost Social Security. His town hall meeting at the North Conway Community Center Gymnasium Friday morning was a more intimate affair with about 650 supporters than some of his previous rallies that have drawn thousands of supporters. But his message was the same. Sanders promoted his plan to force more regulations on Wall Street, called for a single-payer health care system that covers all Americans and again called for tuition-free colleges and universities. Continue Reading →

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