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2020 Dems look to more diverse states after N.H. primary shrinks field

February 13, 2020
Amna Nawaz | PBS NewsHour
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar emerged from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with new momentum, while the Democratic field also shrank by three, as Andrew Yang, Sen. Michael Bennet and Deval Patrick left the race. But the road to the Democratic convention is long, and eight candidates are still in the running.
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With New Hampshire Win, Bernie Sanders Is the Democrats’ 2020 Front-Runner

February 12, 2020
Molly Ball, Charlotte Alter, Philip Elliott, Lissandra Villa | TIME Magazine
With 85% of the vote counted late Tuesday, Sanders had won the New Hampshire primary with some 26% of the vote, beating second-place Pete Buttigieg, who took 24%. The state was long seen as a Sanders stronghold, but at fewer than 5,000 votes, the margin was unexpectedly slender. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was the surprise of the night, surging into a strong third place with 20% of the vote.
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Democrats now face a fractured and divisive contest for the nomination

February 12, 2020
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Democrats braced themselves Tuesday night for a long and divisive contest for their party's presidential nomination after New Hampshire voters added new uncertainty to a race already scrambled by last week's caucuses in Iowa.
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New Hampshire Usually Winnows the Field. This Year May Be Different.

February 11, 2020
Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns | The New York Times
With the extraordinary possibility of five leading candidates surviving beyond New Hampshire, and two self-funding billionaires awaiting them in later states, the contest appeared more unsettled than ever on the eve of a primary that usually ends presidential aspirations.
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In New Hampshire, Democratic Voters Are Paralyzed by Fear of Making the Wrong Choice

February 11, 2020
Molly Ball | TIME Magazine
Democrats seem gripped by a low-grade panic, confronting the reality of a difficult primary with no consensus to be had. Somehow, up against a president they regard as a joke, a failure and a threat to the republic, they’re all flogging unity while running in different directions. A field that began with an embarrassment of riches—a record-setting 25 major candidates, including many truly big-time resumes—is now down to this odd lot of flawed hopefuls. Partisans find themselves seized by the paralyzing fear of making the wrong choice—or the sense that the right one doesn’t exist.
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'Stakes are incredibly high': New Hampshire voters feel the pressure as primary looms

February 10, 2020
Susan Page | USA Today
The volatility in the New Hampshire electorate and the high stakes of its primary fueled an escalation in political attack and counterattack during a fierce final weekend of campaigning. Whatever happens Tuesday, the results are likely to clarify the contest, streamline the field and signal the Democratic message ahead.

The fallout of the Iowa caucuses

February 7, 2020
The discussion on the New Hampshire primary continues. The panelists offered insight into the major issues in the 2020 presidential race.
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Buttigieg, Sanders nearly tied as Iowa caucus results narrow

February 6, 2020
Julie Pace, Steve Peoples | AP
Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are nearly tied in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, with nearly all results counted in a contest marred by technical issues and reporting delays.
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Biden and Warren Seek Revival, With Two Very Different Strategies

February 6, 2020
Jonathan Martin, Katie Glueck, Astead Herndon | The New York Times
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Elizabeth Warren each suffered a damaging setback in Iowa that could make it harder for them to recover next week in New Hampshire — and not just because they were running well behind the leading candidates as Democrats awaited a final count.
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