Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire GOP primary

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is surrounded by media outside Webster School in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, where primary voting was taking place. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CONCORD, N.H. — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, adding to a first-place finish in last week’s Iowa caucuses and establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul led former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman for second place, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum trailing.

Romney is the first non-incumbent Republican to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary in a competitive race since Iowa took the leadoff role in 1976.

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