Romney claims second win of primary season in New Hampshire


Following his success in the year’s first caucus last week in Iowa, Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, has won the year’s first primary. With 39 percent of the vote, according to the New York Times, he will claim seven of New Hampshire’s 12 delegates.

In second and third place, respectively, are Ron Paul, congressman from Texas, and Jon Hunstman, former governor of Utah. Paul will receive three delegates and Huntsman will receive two.

Huntsman’s third place, with 17 percent of the vote, is a significant comeback from the one percent of Iowa voters who chose him—a total of 745 people—in last week’s caucus.

According to CNN, Romney currently has 23 delegates total. Paul has 10, and Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania, has eight. Santorum was second place to Romney in Iowa, with a margin of victory of eight votes.