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Campaign signs in Manchester, N.H., the day after the primary.

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Campaign signs in Manchester, N.H., the day after the primary.

In N.H., the primary circus has packed up and gone home

New Hampshire basks in the attention that comes with its first-in-the-nation contest every four years. And then — poof — it all disappears. By Eric Moskowitz

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tripssquare-11204.jpg It’s South Carolina’s turn to sort out the GOP field

New Hampshire was supposed to pick a favorite of the establishment GOP field. They didn’t, and now it’s South Carolina’s turn.

Capital Source

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/e56fbdebb41744d49cd4c52ba504b2b6-e56fbdebb41744d49cd4c52ba504b2b6-0-11184-kL8--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg What was behind Baker’s Chris Christie endorsement anyway?

The best guess for the endorsement is that Charlie Baker needed to make a political move.

Good Week, Bad Week

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/goodweekbadweek2-11181.jpg Independents lift Kasich; Rubio’s rough debate performance

Marco Rubio admitted he made a mistake in the GOP’s most recent debate. For John Kasich, independent voters proved pivotal in Tuesday’s primary.

Capital Source

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/1c39a7681b5c460b819328dc7f1f259a-1c39a7681b5c460b819328dc7f1f259a-0-11197-khEH--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg From N.H. GOP chair, a poor prediction

New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn had suggested Trump couldn’t win in the first-in-the-nation primary.

evan horowitz | quick study

Forget ‘one person, one vote.’ That’s not how conventions work

Nominations are made during party conventions, where the voices of a few hundred party insiders can outweigh millions of citizens.

Examples of presidential primary ballots were displayed in the Massachusetts State House last month to inform voters.

Thousands may have mistakenly registered for United Independent Party

Secretary of State William Galvin believes thousands may be enrolled in the United Independent Party when they mean to be unenrolled in a party.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/AFP_7H62V.jpg Carly Fiorina drops out of presidential race

Fiorina won praise in debates but wasn’t able to build campaign momentum.

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Christie had banked his campaign on a strong finish in New Hampshire, but finished sixth.

Ground Game

It’s South Carolina’s turn to sort out the GOP field

New Hampshire was supposed to pick a favorite of the establishment GOP field. They didn’t, and now it’s South Carolina’s turn.

Capital

In N.H., the primary circus has packed up and gone home

New Hampshire basks in the attention that comes with its first-in-the-nation contest every four years. And then — poof — it all disappears.

Political Happy Hour: February 11, 2015

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Can America afford Sanders’ big plans?

Sweeping changes like single-payer health care, free college tuition, and guaranteed parental leave don’t come cheap.

Sanders, Trump take N.H.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters Tuesday.

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Trump crushes GOP rivals

Donald Trump now takes his swaggering, controversial campaign into more socially conservative states.

Opinion and Analysis

JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-1604.jpg How Bernie Sanders made Hillary Clinton look old

At 74, Sanders captivated the young and starry-eyed and beat Hillary Clinton’s policy ideas with a call for revolution.

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/jacoby-1594.jpg New Hampshire Republicans sink their credibility

In handing victory to Donald Trump, N.H. voters stained, perhaps permanently, their reputation for discernment.

Opinion | Alex Kingsbury

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/187677460-1575.jpg Michael Bloomberg is the real winner in N.H.

In a year when conventions have shattered, why not a candidate who has marched to a different drum his entire career?

opinion | Scot Lehigh

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/lehigh-1603.jpg The end of the beginning

Republican primary voters shuffled the deck Tuesday, adding some clarity, but leaving lots for other states to decide.

Opinion | Eric Fehrnstrom

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blanding02091610nhgop9met.jpg A punch-drunk Jeb Bush carries on

The origin of Bush’s woes was a flawed strategy that assumed he could run to the left of his party on immigration.

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Sanders’ win a threat for Clinton

Sanders trounced the presumptive Democratic nominee, which is likely to set off warning bells among the Democratic elite.

ANALYSIS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_nhvotes2_met.jpg N.H. sends message to the next states in line

Granite State voters rejected the two foremost political dynasties in modern US politics in favor of anti-establishment candidates.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160209_WALKER_10nhgoppic_12754X.jpg After traditional N.H. campaign, Kasich takes 2nd place in GOP race

Ohio Governor John Kasich appealed to independent voters and focused on a positive message.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blanding02091610nhgop11met.jpg Jeb Bush faces mixed prospects after N.H.

Jeb Bush was hoping for a strong performance in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chin020916NHPrimaryNight_Rubio_met10.jpg For Marco Rubio, what a difference a week makes

Rubio’s numbers were a stinging disappointment for a candidate who brimmed with momentum after his strong finish in Iowa.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/compbernietrump.jpg Polls show terror fears aided Trump, youth helped propel Sanders

Democratic voters valuing honesty or empathy over experience or electability propelled Bernie Sanders to a solid victory.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160207_KDB_LACONIA_003-001.jpg Laconia may live up to its rep as a bellwether

The community chose Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, and had Donald Trump and John Kasich finishing first and second.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pigpolling.jpg Wayward pig shows up at New Hampshire polling place

A 600-pound sow sauntered toward a polling place in the town of Pelham on Tuesday as voters turned out to cast their ballots.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/10nhvoterspic02.jpg Long lines, traffic jams plague Merrimack polling place

It’s not pretty when a town like Merrimack, N.H., outgrows its election operation. The result? Long, long lines on primary day.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/0210trump-sanders.jpg How Sanders, Trump won over New Hampshire primary voters

Their resounding victories Tuesday were the results of capturing the angry, impatient mood of an electorate ready to rebuke establishment politics.

Candidate interviews

Video

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/clinton3.jpg Candidate conversations

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.

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The latest coverage of the New Hampshire primary from the Boston Globe.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_lynch1_met.jpg Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

Democratic endorsement tracker

Democrats

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ENDORSEMENTS-web[1].jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the Democratic candidates

Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

Republican endorsement tracker

Republicans

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/tracker-089.jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the GOP candidates

Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Divided Nation

Divided Nation

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/helm150-1415.jpg Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

Power Lines

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/capital.jpg The Business of Influence

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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