NH primary: Pete Buttigieg

A candidate being watched closely after his huge finish in Iowa, Pete Buttigieg came in second to Bernie Sanders in the NH primary

NH primary: Pete Buttigieg

NASHUA, N.H. — After gaining some traction following Iowa, former South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg lost the Democratic NH primary to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Buttigieg, who hosted a primary night rally at the Nashua Community College, spent his day stopping at early polling sites in Manchester, Nashua and Hopkington, where he was seen handing out coffee and doughnuts to voters who braved the snow and the rain to wait in line.

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Buttigieg’s event drew a crowd of 1,200 supporters.

Buttigieg congratulated his competitors and their supporters, thanking everyone who came out and voted for a successful primary. Now looking ahead to South Carolina and Nevada, Buttigieg noded to his ongoing campaign saying, “We go forward knowing this is our chance - our only chance - not just to end the era of Donald Trump, but to launch the era that must come next.”

Buttigieg tells Boston 25 News Reporter Litsa Pappas he feels very good about New Hampshire, where he has a strong second place showing, according to the latest tracking polls. However, he says he’ll be keeping his head down and adds that he and his supporters will be pushing right up until the polls close on Tuesday, taking no vote for granted.

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