Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders seized the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination by winning the New Hampshire primary. Moderate rival Pete Buttigieg finished second and Amy Klobuchar came in a surprising third. Elizabeth Warren finished a distant fourth, while Joe Biden came in fifth. Sanders says if he becomes the Democratic nominee, he will unite a fractured party to defeat President Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, two U.S. president long-shots have officially pulled the plug on the Democratic presidential nomination campaigns. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet ending their runs after pinning their hopes on tonight’s New Hampshire primary. Yang, who billed himself as the Math guy, admitted that it was clear from the numbers that he was not going to win this race. Bennet, a late entrant to the race, an on a centrist platform and made a point of bucking the trend among some candidates for splashy, liberal proposals.
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