Obama and Huckabee win

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From the AP:

New Hampshire is where Iowa's Democratic caucus victors get ratified
and where its Republican winners get stung. Democrat Barack Obama and
Republican Mike Huckabee headed into the Granite State on Friday as
Iowa's presidential champions, one hoping to ride history's trend and
the other eager to break it. Neither can expect it to be easy.

Obama is neck and neck in New Hampshire polls with Hillary Rodham
Clinton, who finished third in Iowa but has the resources to confront
him head on. Will Obama, like Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004,
use his Iowa victory to catapult himself to victory in New Hampshire?
Or will Clinton manufacture a turnaround like her husband did in 1992
and be the new Comeback Kid?

Huckabee faces even bigger questions. He has hardly campaigned in
New Hampshire where a Republican contest is already in a dead heat
between Mitt Romney and John McCain. He enters the state with little
money and little time to mount an adequate come-from-behind surge.

Iowa's results tightened the Democratic field — Sens. Joe Biden and
Christopher Dodd dropped out shortly after the outcome was clear
Thursday night. John Edwards mounted an energetic, populist campaign
only to see himself repeat his 2004 second place finish in Iowa. He
vowed to continue, but he trails Obama and Clinton in polls and in
money.


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