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Published 10/02/2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to his supporters after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to his supporters after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania Trump looks on after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.
A Supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waits for results to come in on Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking as his wife Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump look on at his election night watch party. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night gathering at Southern New Hampshire University. Rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was projected the winner shortly after the polls closed.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for her primary night gathering with daughter Chelsea Clinton and husband, former President Bill Clinton. Rival Sen. Bernie Sanders was projected the winner shortly after the polls closed.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton huddles with former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea at her New Hampshire presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for her primary night gathering with daughter Chelsea Clinton and husband, former President Bill Clinton at Southern New Hampshire University on February 9, 2016 in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was projected the winner shortly after the polls closed.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night party February 9, 2016 at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Clinton, who suffered a deflating if expected defeat, put a brave face on the loss and admitted she had some work to do as the campaign moves south.
Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night party February 9, 2016 at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Clinton, who suffered a deflating if expected defeat to Bernie Sanders, put a brave face on the loss and admitted she had some work to do as the campaign moves south.
Bernie Sanders supporters react to television predictions of Sanders winning the Democratic New Hampshire Primary at the candidate's New Hampshire Primary Night watch party to begin February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire.
Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton cheer during her primary night party at Southern New Hampshire University. Clinton put a brave face on the loss and admitted she had some work to do as the campaign moves south.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for her primary night gathering at Southern New Hampshire University on February 9, 2016 in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was projected the winner shortly after the polls closed.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks on stage after declaring victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Primary. Sanders was projected the winner shortly after the polls closed.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) addresses supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary.
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gestures during a primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. Political novice Donald Trump and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle.
Bernie Sanders speaks during the primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire. Self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and political novice Donald Trump won New Hampshire's presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle.
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at a campaign gathering with supporters upon placing second place in the New Hampshire republican primary on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Kasich lost the Republican primary to Donald Trump, though he upset fellow Republican governors Chris Christie and former Governor Jeb Bush.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks to one of his supporters at a primary night gathering. Cruz finished third in the New Hampshire primary.
Marco Rubio walks out on stage during a primary election night party at the Radisson hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. After a strong third-place showing in the Iowa caucuses, Rubio was hoping to prove his presidential staying power by pulling away from the pack and moving closer to Donald Trump at the polls.
Ted Cruz speaks to his supporters at a primary night gathering, held at Alpine Grove Banquet facility on February 9, 2016, in Hollis, New Hampshire. Cruz finished third in the New Hampshire primary behind Donald Trump and Ohio Gov John Kasich.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio embraces and kisses his sons Anthony and Dominick after delivering remarks during a primary election night party. After a strong third-place showing in the Iowa caucuses, Rubio was hoping to prove his presidential staying power by pulling away from the pack and moving closer to Donald Trump at the polls.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were moving on from commanding wins in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary to more diverse states that will challenge their transformation from outsider candidates to their parties' presidential nominees.

The next Republican contest is the February 20 South Carolina primary, which will test Mr Trump's staying power. Next for Democrats is the Nevada caucus on the same day.

Mr Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, easily beat Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady once seen as the all-but-certain Democratic nominee. With more than 90% of the vote counted in New Hampshire, Mr Sanders had 60% to Mrs Clinton's 38%.

Mr Trump, the real estate billionaire and television personality who has never held public office, had 35% among the Republicans, with moderate Ohio governor John Kasich a distant second with 16%.

"We are going to make America so great again," Mr Trump told a raucous crowd. "Maybe greater than ever before."

Texas senator Ted Cruz finished third in New Hampshire, former Florida governor Jeb Bush was fourth and Florida senator Marco Rubio was fifth. Less than a percentage point separated each of those positions.

"I think they're all really potential threats," Mr Trump said of his rivals on Wednesday on MSNBC. "But I'm OK at handling threats."

Mr Kasich, who surged from relative obscurity in New Hampshire, has a poorly funded campaign that will struggle to keep up momentum in South Carolina and beyond.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie was expected to drop out after finishing sixth in New Hampshire.

He told supporters that instead of going to South Carolina, he will head home to "take a deep breath" and take stock of his struggling bid.

Mr Sanders's campaign launched ads Wednesday in Oklahoma, Minnesota, Colorado and Massachusetts - all states where they believe the Vermont senator can grow.

Mrs Clinton's campaign argues she will perform better as the race heads to more racially diverse states, including Nevada and South Carolina.

Civil rights activist the Rev Al Sharpton said he met with Mr Sanders on Wednesday to discuss issues that affect the African-American community, including affirmative action and police brutality.

Mr Sharpton said he will not endorse a candidate until he and various heads of national civil rights organisations meet with Mrs Clinton next week.

Nevada has been considered Clinton territory, in part because of her strong relationships to the Latino community and longtime Democrats in the state.

At stake Tuesday were less than 1% of the delegates who, at party national conventions in July, will choose nominees to succeed Barack Obama. But a strong showing in New Hampshire can give a candidate momentum ahead of state contests in coming weeks, including the March 1 "Super Tuesday" when 11 states vote.

Mr Trump, Mr Cruz and Mr Rubio all have expansive organisations in South Carolina and several Super Tuesday states. Mr Bush's campaign released a radio ad Wednesday in South Carolina featuring his brother, former president George W Bush.

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