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NBC News: Mitt Romney wins NH primary, Ron Paul second

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addresses supporters in Manchester on Jan. 10, 2012 after seizing a second victory in his fight to be the party's presidential nominee, winning New Hampshire's key primary.

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Msnbc.com’s Michael O’Brien reports that NBC News projects that Romney will win the New Hampshire primary, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul will finish second, ahead of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who will finish third. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trail.

 "The president has run out of ideas; now he's running out of excuses," Romney told cheering supporters. "And tonight, we're asking the good people of South Carolina to join the citizens of New Hampshire to make 2012 the year that he runs out of time."

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In his victory speech after winning the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney criticizes President Obama and contrasts his agenda with characterizations of Obama's time in office.