Sanders Wins in New Hampshire with 26%, then Buttigieg 24%, Klobuchar 20%

Headline Roundup February 11th, 2020

New Hampshire primary results: Bernie Sanders wins in close election over Pete Buttigieg with Amy Klobuchar an unexpectedly strong third. All other candidates fell far behind the top three with Elizabeth Warren at 9% and Biden at 8%, Tom Steyer and the rest win less than 4% each. Andrew Yang drops out of the race.

Commentary congratulates Sanders with some pointing out the fact that his home state is next door and that this is a much smaller victory margin than what he earned over Hillary Clinton four years ago. Coverage across the spectrum portrayed Sanders as winning the left side of the party with Buttigieg and Klobuchar battling over moderates. The right often emphasized his Democratic Socialist party affiliation, with Fox News on cable running the headline "Socialist Wins New Hampshire".

All agree the results were bad news for Elizabeth Warren. It was also a poor showing for Joe Biden who was in South Carolina pointing out, as many pundits did, that the race is still very young and these two states don't add up to much.

Sanders Wins in New Hampshire with 26%, then Buttigieg 24%, Klobuchar 20%

From the Right
Sanders Wins New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has won the New Hampshire primary, Fox News projects, catapulting the 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist to the front of the still-crowded Democratic presidential primary field.

Sanders had been leading top rival Pete Buttigieg and several other candidates as results came in throughout the evening, though only by a fraction of his 22-point margin of victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. Buttigieg, meanwhile, touted his strong second-place finish as a sign that his campaign was "here to stay."

"Thank you New Hampshire," Sanders...

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From the Center

Sen. Bernie Sanders emerged as the winner in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, but former mayor Pete Buttigieg trailed closely behind. Sen. Amy Klobuchar finished third.

“Thank you, New Hampshire,” Sanders told supporters. “Let me take this opportunity to thank the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight.”

But Sanders' narrow victory leaves the Democratic field unsettled with no clear frontrunner.

The Vermont senator had been heavily favored to win the state where he trounced Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by more than 20 percentage points. In the...

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From the Left
New Hampshire Primary Results

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) claimed unchallenged control of the Democratic Party's left wing with a victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday as two moderates, Pete Butti­gieg and a newly surging Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), vied for the opposition mantle in a campaign that has been remade over the past eight days.

Sanders and Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, Ind., marked their second straight strong showings — they essentially tied in last week's Iowa caucuses, with Sanders carrying the popular vote and Buttigieg winning a slight edge...

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