Mitt Romney

9:06pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Enters Danger Zone In Weeks Ahead

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 9:03 pm

Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after winning the New Hampshire primary.
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Mitt Romney came away from the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday night with a comfortable win, and an uncomfortable reality.

His chief detractor, GOP rival Newt Gingrich, who in recent days has launched a savage campaign to undermine Romney's successful-businessman-makes-best-president narrative, is just getting warmed up.

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8:22pm

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

In N.H. Primary Victory Speech, Romney Blasts Obama, Largely Ignores GOP Rivals

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after his primary night win.
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney used his New Hampshire primary victory speech to attack President Obama — with only a glancing nod to his Republican rivals.

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7:24pm

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

TV News Shows Saw Romney Victory Coming, But Couldn't Quite Say It

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 7:22 pm

An event like tonight's New Hampshire primary provides a nearly perfect opportunity to capture the dance of the seven veils.

That is, at 7 p.m. ET, on TV, there was a veil ever so slightly sheathing the results in New Hampshire.

The political press felt confident — dead certain, actually — that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would win the primary in the neighboring state by a comfortable margin. Most polls closed state-wide by 7 p.m. — but as a scattering would not close until 8 p.m, no one reported the final verdicts, despite having a strong sense from exit polls.

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4:09pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Election 2012

If Romney Wins N.H., Who Emerges As His Rival?

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:08 am

Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., after winning the state's primary on Tuesday.
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It's just the first Republican primary. But a convincing win in New Hampshire should give former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney considerable momentum in his quest toward the GOP nomination.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had more than 39 percent of the vote. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was solidly in second, with about 23 percent, while former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman had secured third place, with nearly 17 percent of the vote.

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1:19pm

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

Door-To-Door In N.H., Mormon Youth Get 1 Question: 'Huntsman Or Romney'?

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes his way through the media as he leaves a polling station in Manchester, N.H. on Jan. 10. He's one of the candidates two young Mormons are often asked about as they proselytize.
ADAM HUNGER Reuters /Landov

If campaigning for Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire sounds like hard work, try going door-to-door before the primary — for Jesus. Ike Sriskandarajah of TurnStyleNews.com, a production of Youth Radio, spoke with two Mormon missionaries in Exeter, N.H., to hear how they ride the line between proselytizing and politics.

As Sriskandarajah reports on All Things Considered Tuesday, most canvassers wear candidates' buttons and carry campaign signs.

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