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Romney Dominates in New Hampshire

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How the President Is Elected
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January 10, 2012
Mitt Romney has done something no modern Republican presidential candidate has — won both Iowa and New Hampshire.

The former Massachusetts governor easily won the New Hampshire primary, capturing nearly 40 percent of the vote. Ron Paul finished second, and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was third. Rick Santorum, who finished in a virtual dead heat with Romney in Iowa, was a distant fifth.

Romney, who owns a summer home in New Hampshire, had campaigned there incessantly for a few years.

Since the Iowa Caucuses began in 1976, no Republican candidate who wasn't an incumbent president had won in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

The campaign now shifts to the South, with primaries in South Carolina and Florida.

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