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Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Holds NH Primary Night Event In Manchester
Posted at 11:32 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 05:25:31-05

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.

In his win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, beat back a strong challenger from the 38-year-old former Midwestern mayor -- two men representing different generations and wings of their party.

"This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” Sanders declared.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar finished a strong third, giving her campaign an unexpected boost, while Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden finished way behind.

Both said they would stay in the race, and Biden was already in next-up South Carolina.

The results were culling the Democratic field. Andrew Yang dropped out Tuesday, as did Michael Bennet.

President Donald Trump easily won the Republican primary against token opposition and will take on the Democratic national winner in November.