By John Helton Posted at 2:19 a.m. today – Roll Call
Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders lodged a solid complaint against both parties’ establishments with their victories in New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary on Tuesday.
Trump won by the widest margin since the 2000 GOP primary, with more than twice the vote of second-place Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had declared New Hampshire make or break for his campaign.
Sanders won by an even larger margin over Clinton, 60 percent to 38 percent, after a stronger than expected performance in Iowa, where he missed upsetting the former secretary of state by two-tenths of a point.
But the biggest story of the night was Sen. Marco Rubio’s stunning fall from grace after a disastrous debate performance on Saturday. Rubio finished a disappointing fifth after rising to second in some New Hampshire polls since a stronger than expected third-place finish in Iowa.
Rubio acknowledged his poor performance in a speech to supporters Tuesday night, “Our disappointment is not on you, it’s on me. I didn’t not do well on Saturday night. But listen to me – that will never happen again.”
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