CNN projecting McCain will win New Hampshire
I'm always baffled at how they're able to predict these things with so few precincts reporting, but CNN is calling it for McCain:
With 16 percent of Republican precincts reporting, McCain had 37 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was second with 28 percent, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the winner of last week's Iowa GOP caucuses followed with 12 percent.
Keep in mind that McCain won New Hampshire in 2000, but ultimately lost the nomination thanks to some Bush strategery, as chronicled by Matt Snyders here.
But it may set up McCain as the anti-Huckabee and turn it into a two-man race.
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