Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, just as polls have projected. John Kasich, governor of Ohio, suprised and finished in second place.
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Mr Trump was leading the Republican field according to opinion polls, after Marco Rubio's rocky performance in a debate left Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, as his main rival.
In the Democrats' race, Mr Sanders has held an advantage over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire for weeks.
“We're running a very radical campaign because we are telling the American people the truth and that's something that is not often told in the political world,” he said after finishing a narrow second to Mrs Clinton in the Iowa caucuses.
In pictures: US Elections 2016
In pictures: US Elections 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters after rival candidate Hillary Clinton was projected as the winner in the Nevada Democratic caucuses
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes photos with workers at her campaign office in Des Moines, Iowa
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, second from left, prays before lunch with supporters at Drake Diner in Des Moines, Iowa
Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor. Martin O'Malley, speaks during a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks, as his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders looks on, at a campaign event at Iowa State University
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a campaign event at Fireside Pub and Steak House in Manchester, Iowa.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum visiting supporters at a house party in West Des Moines, Iowa
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Republican candidate Ted Cruz campaigns at Greene County Community Centre in Jefferson, Iowa
Senator Rand Paul speaks during a Caucus rally at his Des Moines headquarters in Iowa
Republican candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin introducing the arrival of Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A portrait of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders at his campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa
Campaign badges on sale ahead of a Trump rally at the Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Centre in Waterloo, Iowa
The New Hampshire primary traditionally plays a pivotal role by providing momentum to the winners heading into the next contests in South Carolina and Nevada. Those candidates who fare poorly could see donations dry up and face pressure to withdraw from the race.
In the last 10 elections, the winner of the Republican primary went on to become the eventual nominee eight times and on the Democratic side, seven winners went on to become nominees.
Additional reporting by AP
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