Democrats scramble for lead in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H.: Democrats scrambled to gain an edge with voters on Saturday on the last weekend before the party’s next presidential nominating contest in New Hampshire, which could help boost one candidate above the pack after a debacle in Iowa.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, ended up in a virtual tie as results trickled in from Monday’s Iowa caucuses, with both candidates claiming victory. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren followed in third place, while former Vice President Joe Biden trailed in fourth.
The problems that plagued the caucuses overshadowed any victory bump the candidates could claim before New Hampshire’s contest on Tuesday and cast a pall as the Democratic Party began the process of picking a nominee to face President Trump in November. – Reuters