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Campaign signs still lined the road in Hooksett, N.H., the day after the first-in-the-nation primary.

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Campaign signs still lined the road in Hooksett, N.H., the day after the first-in-the-nation primary.

In N.H., the 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

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/736150bc15a34b70a1dedc3a25ce693d-736150bc15a34b70a1dedc3a25ce693d-0-10210-11194.jpg City Council President Michelle Wu endorses Lydia Edwards for Senate

Wu is putting her political muscle behind the public interest lawyer and candidate for Mass. Senate.

Capital Source

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/JohnLakian_2-11190-kShD--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg John Lakian pleads guilty

The Worcester native pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges of security fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the two counts.

Capital Source

Honors for Joseph P. Kennedy III and Veronica Turner

The Massachusetts Democratic Party will bestow its highest honors on Kennedy and Turner, a top official at the state’s largest healthcare union.

Capital Source

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City Councilor Matt O’Malley is urging a resolution that aims to get Bostonians thinking of February as a month to brush up on their oral health.

Opinion

 

These candidates are still mad for you!

Can you connect the angry quotes with the mad politicians that provided them?

Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-1607.jpg Flynn kept city’s marine industrial park afloat

Changes to the park should honor the former mayor, but not set the city back financially.

Opinion | Eric Fehrnstrom

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/12capitalNH08.jpg A Republican reality check

Now that the voting is over, it’s time to take stock of the New Hampshire primary.

Decoder

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/5f5a60be-f39f-4c7c-b9fb-99a98a9dcc7d.jpg ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.’

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright opened up a can of worms when she criticized young women for supporting Bernie Sanders.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/12/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/509647734.jpg Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton spar over Obama’s legacy

President Obama’s name was mentioned 33 times during the debate, the first since Sanders trounced Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

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.

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.

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.

The 2014 election

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Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.

 

Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.

 

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