Trump Takes New Hampshire

Donald Trump, the businessman who's brought ferocity, flare and fireworks to the 2016 presidential race, can finally call himself a "winner" tonight.

After a tough second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, the Republican presidential hopeful corrected the course of his campaign Tuesday with a victory in the first-in-the-nation primary.

His commanding win in the primary put him in a strong position as the race moves to South Carolina, where polls show he's well ahead.

"Now that he's won, the Trump train is back on track and the question for him is if he can parlay the momentum in New Hampshire into South Carolina," said veteran Republican strategist Ford O'Connell.

O'Connell warned that Trump's unconventional campaign style and shaky ground operation in South Carolina,and later voting states could prevent the leading GOP candidate from securing a winning streak. "In South Carolina, he still does not seem to invest in ground operations at all.

"I think not having that in South Carolina could hurt him and the reason is it's winner-take-all by congressional district," he said, adding that "Nevada could be problematic also because it's a caucus."

Read more from Gabby Morrongiello at The Washington Examiner

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