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McCain wins the New Hampshire Republican primary

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McCain wins the New Hampshire Republican primary


Voters in the US State of New Hampshire were left in no doubt about John McCain’s feelings, as he effusively thanked his supporters at a post-victory rally. “Tonight we sure showed them what a comeback looks like!” he said.

The Arizona Senator won the Republican primary by a significant margin, easily beating millionaire Mitt Romney who came in second.

McCain said: “I talked to the people of New Hampshire. I reasoned with you. I listened to you. I answered you. Sometimes I argued with you, but I always told you the truth as best I can see the truth … and you did me the great honor of listening. Thank you, New Hampshire.”

It is a huge boost to McCain’s bid for the US presidential nomination, just months after his campaign was written off as a lost cause.

The victory pushed McCain, a staunch Iraq war supporter, into the top tier of candidates as the race headed into an intense month of campaigning culminating in the Super Tuesday nominations next month.

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