Romney Wins New Hampshire Primary, Ron Paul Second

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the New Hampshire Republican primary.

Romney is the first Republican to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary in a competitive race since Iowa took the leadoff role in 1976.

Romney is telling supporters, "Tonight we celebrate. Tomorrow we go back to work."

At a victory celebration following his win in the New Hampshire primary, Romney said his campaign had "made history."

Romney focused on President Barack Obama in his remarks to supporters -- mentioning his own GOP rivals only to say some "desperate" Republicans had joined Democrats in putting "free enterprise on trial." Some of his Republican opponents in recent days have been focusing on Romney's role at a venture capital firm, and whether he put profits ahead of the jobs of workers.

He said Obama wants Americans to depend on their government -- while Romney says he himself puts his faith in the American people.

He accused Obama of pursuing an "appeasement" strategy around the world and criticizing the nation's friends -- something Romney says he would never do.

Ron Paul came in second, followed by Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry.


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