LIVE! HILLARY CLINTON WINS New Hampshire Primary… UPDATED!!

UPDATE: AP CALLS NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR HILLARY CLINTON! The Comeback Girl is back!! :-)

Check here at the Concord Monitor for live results. Right now, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race to win for the Democrats. OTOH, John McCain is expected to win on the Republican side.

Again, see the results here and enjoy the night as we find out who our next President will be! :-)

  23 comments for “LIVE! HILLARY CLINTON WINS New Hampshire Primary… UPDATED!!

  1. campskunk
    January 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    bwahahaha – this is amazing. hillary has her mojo working.

  2. Andrew Davey
    January 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    President – Dem Primary
    New Hampshire – 77 of 301 Precincts Reporting – 26%

    Name
    Party
    Votes
    Vote %
    Clinton , Hillary
    Dem
    25,859
    40%
    Obama , Barack
    Dem
    22,476
    34%
    Edwards , John
    Dem
    10,892
    17%
    Richardson , Bill
    Dem
    2,918
    4%
    Kucinich , Dennis
    Dem
    1,826
    3%

  3. Denise
    January 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Yay Hillary! New Hampshire so far is showing real wisdom here, unlike IA. Gooooooooo Hillary! I l love you!

  4. Andrew Davey
    January 8, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    campskunk & Denise-

    We’ll see. The night is still young, and things can change. However, I must admit that these early results look MUCH better for Hillary than what I had originally expected today. Can anyone say “Comeback Kid”? We’ll see if we end up using that term tonight. ;-)

    Oh yes, and…

    President – Dem Primary
    New Hampshire – 92 of 301 Precincts Reporting – 31%

    Name
    Party
    Votes
    Vote %
    Clinton , Hillary
    Dem
    29,452
    39%
    Obama , Barack
    Dem
    26,874
    36%
    Edwards , John
    Dem
    12,340
    17%
    Richardson , Bill
    Dem
    3,506
    5%
    Kucinich , Dennis
    Dem
    1,153
    2%

  5. January 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I think we can say that Obama’s supporters set themselves up for the disappointment. Hubris?

    Edwards is still here and I listening to an hour of primary coverage on NPR and he got 2 minutes in an hour. Rudy got more and he came in fourth place? It’s just sad.

  6. owl06
    January 8, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    some talking heads have some answering to do.

  7. Denise
    January 8, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I agree it’s not over…but I turned the TV on tonight with one eye open and expected for the worst…and I was so bloody happy!

  8. Andrew Davey
    January 8, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    OK, everyone… Here’s another update!

    President – Dem Primary
    New Hampshire – 131 of 301 Precincts Reporting – 44%

    Name
    Party
    Votes
    Vote %
    Clinton , Hillary
    Dem
    43,118
    39%
    Obama , Barack
    Dem
    40,318
    36%
    Edwards , John
    Dem
    18,513
    17%
    Richardson , Bill
    Dem
    5,135
    5%
    Kucinich , Dennis
    Dem
    1,638
    1%

  9. Bill Spaulding
    January 8, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Heather, It’s not hubris; it’s exuberance – something even cynics occasionally experience. And if we set ourselves up for disappointment, it’s only because we believe – something else even cynics sometimes do.

  10. Andrew Davey
    January 8, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Bill-

    Well, I now know what exuberance looks like…

    Updated every 5 minutes

    President – Dem Primary
    New Hampshire – 189 of 301 Precincts Reporting – 63%

    Name
    Party
    Votes
    Vote %
    Clinton , Hillary
    Dem
    64,743
    39%
    Obama , Barack
    Dem
    60,322
    36%
    Edwards , John
    Dem
    27,578
    17%
    Richardson , Bill
    Dem
    7,889
    5%
    Kucinich , Dennis
    Dem
    2,415
    1%

    No one expected this. NO ONE. But tonight, I hear the Hillary fans in New Hampshire are already chanting, “Comeback Kid!” I guess Hillary’s message of real results for real change really did resonate with a number of Democrats. So yes, I’m feeling exuberant again… That America may finally be able to elect not just a woman as our next President, but a fabulous woman who will do great things as our next President! :-)

    We’ll see if this holds up… But I’m already feeling the hope return!

  11. Bill Spaulding
    January 8, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    MSNBC just called it for Hillary. Congratulations to her. Edwards is also still a class act. Bowed but not broken, Obama supporters live on to continue the quest.

  12. January 8, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Well it looks like Hillary has survived what could have been a disaster. But can it really be considered a comeback to win by two or three points when five days earlier you were polling a double digit lead?

    We’ll have to see what happens in Nevada and South Carolina, but I think it is safe to say that a Hillary Clinton nomination is no longer a forgone conclusion.

  13. January 8, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Chris – Obama is not inevitable either :)

  14. January 8, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    You are quite right Heather. I smell a brokered convention in Denver.

    You do not win the delegate battle with 39 or 37 percent. Granted you don’t win it with 17 percent either. There is going to be a bit of horse trading by the time the convention rolls around. What the developments of the last few weeks is allow people to take a real look at all of the candidates, not just the media darlings. We’ve got a real race now, not just a beauty contest.

  15. Bladerunner
    January 8, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Chris–Hey, nice spin but the real time coronation was supposed to be barak’s tonight—10-13 point leads in the polls, he was supposed to–with the help of your guy–put an end to the Clinton campaign in the snows of New Hampshire.

    Heather and Bill– I like the fight/hope thats driving you and your candidates, next time though try to avoid predictions(Obama 1st, Edwards 2nd and Clinton 3rd) that come from your heart instead of your head.

    Maybe New Hampshire was just saying “We don’t need no stinkin inevitability.”

  16. Andrew Davey
    January 8, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Bladerunner-

    I like the way you think. Just as Iowa rejected “inevitability”, New Hampshire just rejected “unstoppability”. Hillary is BACK, and she’s ready to fight for us and ready to lead. OK, so she still has a way to go in Nevada and South Carolina and the Feb. 05 states… But hey, the media establishment was ready to write Hill’s political obituary just this morning!

    The Comeback Girl is here, and I can hardly wait to see what miracle she’ll do next!! :-)

  17. Bladerunner
    January 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Sometimes primaries can leave devastating wounds from which the nominee can not recover. I tend to think that this year the primaries will help the Dems. I think all the candidates have improved and Barak(inexperience) , Hillary(high negatives) and Edwards(stridency)have an opportunity to deal with those issues in the best way–the test of campaign fire. The winner should be ready to take off from Denver.

    Meanwhile, in my quest to spin, let me say that in New Hampshire Bill Richardson almost tripled his percentage of the vote he got in the Iowa caucuses. And he got almost 4 times the votes then Kucinich received. And that will get me a copy of OC Weekly.

    Watch out for McCain–I know people like the match up but he’s no phony, believes in evolution, isn’t a cross dresser, doesn’t criticize Lincoln for the Civil War and has a pulse. He’s a straight shooter which people like. People point to Bob Dole but this ain’t 1996. Dem’s should win whomever but it won’t be a walkabout.

  18. January 8, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    BR – You’re right to bust me for the prediction. At the time it seemed like it came from the head, not heart. The risk of predictions is that sometimes they’re wrong. The benefit is that day years ahead when you get to say, “Remember when I said _____? Too bad nobody listened.” So tonight I crapped out. Lif’e’s like that sometimes.

    Andrew – did you see that Obama and Clinton both picked up 9 delegates? So, excluding super delegates, he’s still ahead by one. :P

  19. Andrew Davey
    January 8, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Bill-

    Haha! So now YOU’RE using the delegate argument? But I thought only the popular vote mattered? I thought all the people who aren’t political animals would only see that what was opposed to be a 10 point plus Obama blowout became:

    Clinton 39
    Obama 37
    Edwards 17

    But still, I’ll forgive you for your spin… After all, I did it just last week! And btw, when those pesky superdelegates ARE included, Hillary’s ahead 2-1 over Obama on the delegate count. YES! ;-)

  20. Bladerunner
    January 8, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Bill—You’re right, life is like that sometimes. Although with me, it’s “Remember when I said ______? Thank God nobody listened!”

    Your comment to Andrew about Obama picking up the same number of delegates as Clinton despite running second is a good parry to Andrews point in Iowa that Obama got only one more delegate then Clinton(and one more then Edwards even though he had an edge in the caucus vote).

  21. yosemite sam (alias "thesunkenroad")
    January 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “brick-a-brac ‘n sassafras ‘n NITWITS!” and “ooooo ya derned crazy galloots!” … i’m a movin’ to south carolina!

  22. January 8, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Important, I think to point out that with 96% or so of precincts counted, more than 280,000 folks in New Hampshire voted for a Democrat, while about 230,000 voted for a Republican. Both sides were highly contested.
    New Hampshire allows registered voters who are Independent to vote on either side.

  23. SoCalLiberal
    January 9, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Lots of independents who voted for John McCain will vote Democratic next fall. I was calling for Hillary today and I spoke to Independents who had voted for McCain and were planning on voting Democratic in November (including one Republican man who wanted to vote for Hillary in the primary but couldn’t due to his registration, his wife voted for Hillary). This is a win for the recordbooks. Though the campaign is not over.

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