On January 10, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney took a major step toward winning the Republican Party’s president race with a convincing victory in the New Hampshire primary. Romney easily defeated five Republican rivals one week after a narrow win in the Iowa caucuses and appears to be a strong favorite to be the Republican challenger against President Barack Obama in the November election.
Mitt Romney celebrated his victory with his family and supporters and said “Thank you New Hampshire. Tonight, we made history”. He is the first person who wins the two first contests of presidential nomination, the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney his whole family greeted supporters at a victory party at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester on January 10.
Mitt Romney surrounded by his son Josh Romney and his grandchildren at the Romney for President New Hampshire primary night victory party.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney kissed his wife Ann Romney after winning New Hampshire Primary on January 10.
Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney talked with his three sons (Josh, Matt and Tagg Romney) and grandchildren while waiting backstage for a campaign rally on January 9, 2012 in Bedford, just one day before New Hampshire primary.
The result of New Hampshire primary was announced on Tuesday night, January 10. Mitt Romney won 39 percent of the vote.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, react as he was declared the winner of the New Hampshire primary election at his reception in Manchester
Republican front-runner Mitt Romney talks with his son Matt Romney and grandson Nate Romney while waiting backstage before before he campaigns at McKelvie Intermediate School
In his victory speech, Romney focused less on his Republican rivals abut aimed at President Barrack Obama: “We know that the future of this country is better than 8 or 9 percent unemployment. It is better than $15 trillion in debt. It is better than the misguided policies and broken promises of the last three years - and the failed leadership of one man”
Mitt Romney still trailed President Obama by 5 percentage points in the White House race but was catching up.
Mitt Romney with wife Ann Romney and his grandchildren poses after winning major victory in New Hampshire Primary.
The next round of presidential election is South Carolina primary which will be held in January 21.
Mitt Romney's victory speech