8:01 AM, Jan 11, 2012 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
When the votes were finally counted across New Hampshire Tuesday night, Mitt Romney posted a solid 16-point win that included strong support among voters who described themselves as very conservative and supportive of the Tea Party.
12:00 AM, Jan 11, 2012 • By JAY COST
Mitt Romney won a decisive victory in New Hampshire, carrying over 39 percent of the vote, a slightly better result than John McCain’s 37 percent in 2008.
10:49 PM, Jan 10, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The celebration for Mitt Romney here at Southern New Hampshire University is a quick affair. Roughly forty minutes after the last polls closed and the major TV networks had called the New Hampshire primary, Romney is wrapping up his victory speech. Supporters are filing out. Campaign surrogates are milling about to talk to reporters. The party is practically over.
10:35 PM, Jan 10, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire was every bit as significant as it appeared. History is now on Romney’s side: Every candidate who has won the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary has captured his party’s presidential nomination.
8:35 PM, Jan 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt Romney's campaign just blasted out his victory remarks, as prepared for delivery, which he's in the middle of giving right now in New Hampshire:
Thank you, New Hampshire! Tonight, we made history!
5:51 PM, Jan 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Boston Herald reports that "A mystery man trying to vote in the New Hampshire primary using a dead man’s name got caught by an eagle-eyed voting supervisor in Manchester, then disappeared before police could corral him."
4:01 PM, Jan 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an email, a former aide to Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer predicted there would not be a Roemer romp in today's New Hampshire primary. "I think that Gov. Roemer will do better than expected, but I don't see a statewide shift to his corner," former spokesman Aaron Walker told me. "The governor has a number of interesting ideas in fair trade and the affect of money in politics... I think that people are interested and appreciative, but will ultimately vote for the top tier candidates."
4:21 PM, Jan 9, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The menu at MaryAnn's Diner on East Broadway in Derry proclaims it “A Blast from the Past,” so it was presumably an appropriate venue for a consistent conservative like Rick Santorum to visit today. As he worked the lunchtime crowd, one grumpy diner looked up and complained to those of us hovering nearby and making his repast less peaceful than usual, “It's over, Romney's going to win, what's the big deal?” To which the Londonderry resident standing next to me responded, “Maybe, but I'm voting for someone else to keep the race going.”
3:04 PM, Jan 9, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
At a campaign stop with student supporters this morning, Jon Huntsman knocked Mitt Romney’s record on jobs. “Governor Romney enjoys firing people, and I enjoy creating jobs,” he said.
12:12 PM, Jan 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Suffolk reports on its latest poll tracking poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters:
Buddy Roemer surges ahead of Rick Perry in New Hampshire. 10:47 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Just how fluid and crazy has this GOP primary been? Well, the latest poll from Public Policy Polling contains a startling development:
Mitt Romney continues to be headed for a comfortable win in New Hampshire. PPP's final poll there finds him with 35% to 18% for Ron Paul, 16% for Jon Huntsman, 12% for Newt Gingrich, 11% for Rick Santorum, 3% for Buddy Roemer, and 1% for Rick Perry.
10:09 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
There was something different about the rally on Sunday for Mitt Romney at Exeter High School. The signs, buttons, and campaign stickers were emblazoned with Romney’s name, but it was clear the former governor of Massachusetts was just the opening act at his own campaign stop. The real rock star, Chris Christie, was the evening’s main event.
8:41 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
WMUR reports on its latest poll of the New Hampshire Republican primary:
The top spot in the latest WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll still belongs to Mitt Romney, but the race for second and third place is very close.
Romney holds a commanding lead with 41 percent of those surveyed saying they'd vote for him in the primary.
8:01 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Politico reports on the latest New Hampshire poll from Democratic-leaning firm PPP:
Here's the latest - and final - New Hampshire survey from Public Policy Polling, which has a tracking that runs parallel to the Suffolk University numbers released earlier today.
9:05 PM, Jan 8, 2012 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
After bringing the baloney to Mitt Romney this morning, Newt Gingrich hosted a very special event: a “Hispanic Townhall Meeting” at Don Quijote’s, a Mexican-Caribbean restaurant in one of the city’s less charming neighborhoods.