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Sanders nets an eye-popping $5.2 million since New Hampshire polls close

MONTPELIER — Sen. Bernie Sanders raised an eye-popping $5.2 million in the 18 hours following the closing of polls in New Hampshire, his campaign announced Wednesday. Sanders 22-point victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary has shifted Sanders’ small-donor fundraising operation into an even higher gear. The 18-hour haul reported Wednesday is 25 percent of what the Vermonter raised in January. He out-raised Clinton last month by about $6 million. The significant victory for Sanders Tuesday is expected to deliver momentum heading into the Nevada caucuses and the South Carolina primary later this month. Continue Reading →

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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 makes final push in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Bernie Sanders spent his final day campaigning ahead of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday with rallies in the state’s most densely populated areas aimed at bolstering his core message — and no mentions of rival Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator was looking to protect what polls have shown is a significant, double-digit lead over the former secretary of state, senator and first lady in the Granite State. Speaking to hundreds of supporters at Daniel Webster College Monday morning, Sanders said the political world is now focused on New Hampshire. “Tomorrow, the eyes of the country and a lot of the world, by the way, will be right here on New Hampshire,” he said. Everyone, Sanders said, will be looking to see “whether the people of New Hampshire are prepared to lead this country in a political revolution, whether the people of New Hampshire are prepared to stand up to the billionaire class.”

“Tomorrow, the eyes of the country and a lot of the world, by the way, will be right here on New Hampshire.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders“That’s what tomorrow’s election is about and I’m here today to ask your support to join with us in making that political revolution,” he said. Continue Reading →

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Former NAACP head backs Sanders, Shumlin lowers expectations for Clinton

MONTPELIER — Former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Ben Jealous officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president Friday afternoon, seeking to boost Sanders’ credibility with minority voters as the primary campaign grinds on after New Hampshire. “Throughout his life, he has been a fearless, tireless and trustworthy champion for the right of all our nation’s children to have full and unfettered access to the American dream,” the 43-year-old Jealous said on a conference call with reporters. Jealous, who was slated to appear alongside Sanders at a news conference in New Hampshire, did not arrive due to inclement weather. The campaign opted for a conference call instead. Jealous served as the youngest-ever head of the NAACP from 2008 to 2012. Continue Reading →

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Clinton takes caucuses — barely

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Democratic Party declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday afternoon, leaving both campaigns working to claim the narrative over what her slim margin over Sen. Bernie Sanders means. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the state party said Clinton won 700.59 state delegates to Sanders’ 696.82. Clinton won 49.8 percent of the available state delegates, while Sanders secured 49.6 percent. The close result is somewhat of a disappointment for Clinton, who pundits largely believed would easily defeat the Vermont senator, who was unknown on the national stage when he launched his campaign last May. The political scene in Iowa was quiet Tuesday after the candidates and most of the media following them cleared out late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Continue Reading →

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Bernie rallies the troops in New Hampshire

KEENE, N.H. — Coming off a strong performance in Iowa, Bernie returned to the Granite State on Tuesday to rally his supporters. With one week until the first presidential primary, Sanders preached to the faithful during a standing-room-only event at the Colonial Theatre, where he hit on his familiar themes of welfare inequality, education and youth unemployment, while cementing his lead over Hillary Clinton. “It sounds like you are ready for a political revolution,” Sanders told a roaring crowd who, prior to Sanders taking the stage, struck up an acapella rendition of “Revolution” by The Beatles “It sounds like you are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics.”

The event drew a crowd of the already-committed from all corners of New Hampshire. “I’m feeling the revolution,” said Susan Lynde, of Hinsdale, N.H. “I’m feeling it. I’m ready for a change. Continue Reading →

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