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In quotes: New Hampshire primary result
Here is a round-up of reaction from US presidential hopefuls to results of the primary in the state of New Hampshire.

HILLARY CLINTON, DEMOCRAT, NEW YORK SENATOR

I come here tonight with a very, very full heart, and I want especially to thank New Hampshire. Over the last week, I listened to you and in the process I found my own voice. I felt like we all spoke from our hearts and I am so gratified that you responded. Let's give America the kind of comeback that New Hampshire has just given me.

JOHN McCAIN, REPUBLICAN, ARIZONA SENATOR

My friends, you know, I'm past the age when I can claim the noun "kid", no matter what adjective precedes it. Tonight, we sure showed them what a comeback looks like.

ANDREW SULLIVAN, THE DAILY DISH BLOG

Clinton [had] something of a personal breakthrough in the last few days. The brittle exterior cracked. What was beneath is more human and less calculated. She was forced to explain from the heart why she really wants to win. People responded.

JOAN WALSH, SALON.COM

Historians will wind up debating the impact of her iconic teary moment Monday morning, but it's impossible not to think the female support had a lot to do with the pile-on she's suffered lately: having to answer questions about her supposed lack of "likeability" in the debate Saturday night, John Edwards joining Obama to attack her there, the daily drubbing by the media, and yes, maybe even the tears.

BARACK OBAMA, DEMOCRAT, ILLINOIS SENATOR

I am still fired up and ready to go. We know the battle ahead with be long. But always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

JOHN EDWARDS, DEMOCRAT, FORMER NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR

New Hampshire voters turned this thing on its ear and said this is going to be a long race.

ROGER SIMON, POLITICO WEBSITE

If there is a common theme in the Republican and Democratic races, it appears to be warmth. Show it and win. Obama was warm in Iowa, and so was Huckabee. Clinton showed her human side in New Hampshire and won.

THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL

The New Hampshire primary has done Americans a service by leaving both parties' nominating contests open and giving a truly broad range of voters a chance to participate in these vitally important choices.

MITT ROMNEY, REPUBLICAN, FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR

Another silver. I'd rather have a gold, but another silver.

THE HILL NEWSPAPER

After Senator John McCain's defeat of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney... only one thing is certain: the race for the GOP presidential nomination is completely up in the air.

MIKE HUCKABEE, REPUBLICAN, FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR

If there's any sadness tonight, it's not where we finish because, frankly, we're pretty happy about that.

UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

There will be no quick tidal wave for Barack Obama... It is now a two-person race as the battle moves on in what is sure to be a bitter, hard-fought battle for the Democratic nomination.

RUDY GIULIANI, REPUBLICAN, FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR

It is a wide-open race, there's going to be a lot more ups and downs to it and one thing we can handle is ups and downs. We're very good at that - that's what it means to handle a crisis, that what it means to handle problems. And maybe we've lulled our opponents into a false sense of confidence now.

FRED THOMPSON, REPUBLICAN, FORMER TENNESSEE SENATOR

These elections are not decided in two or three locations. They're decided in the rest of the country.



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