US presidential candidates shifts focus to New Hampshire
The focus on electing a new US president moves to New Hampshire where the next set of votes will be cast.
NEW YORK - The focus on electing a new US president now shifts to New Hampshire where the next set of votes will be cast on Tuesday.
During last night's Iowa caucus, the Republican Party narrowed down its field to a three-man race.
On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won by a razor-thin margin against US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history.
Sanders has vowed to fight hard to win more votes in New Hampshire after he lost Iowa to Clinton, who has long been considered the frontrunner, by less than a single percentage point.
"I think the significance is for folks who did not think Bernie Sanders could win, that we could compete against Hillary Clinton, I hope that thought is now gone," Sanders told CNN.
Senator Ted Cruz claimed victory over Donald Trump, but the reality TV mogul leads the polls in New Hampshire, and Marco Rubio, who came in just behind Trump, isn't out for the count either.
An uncharacteristically humbled Trump, 69, congratulated Cruz and said he still expected to win the Republican nomination.
"I'm just honored," Trump said.
Iowa's track record of picking winners has been mixed in the past, but according to Pundits, it almost always shapes the race.
Additional reporting by Reuters.