Sanders Rides Support In NH As Biden Struggles Back From Iowa ‘Gut Punch’

Steve Burns
February 05, 2020 - 6:43 pm
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCBS 880) — The Iowa Democratic Party continued on Wednesday to slowly release partial results from Monday’s caucuses, causing a bit of a shake up on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.

As WCBS 880’s Steve Burns reports, Bernie Sanders believes the caucus results was a strong showing for his campaign, despite the chaos and confusion.

The Vermont senator continued to gain momentum and was trailing behind South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg by just a few votes.

“I want to thank all of our volunteers in Iowa who have worked so very, very hard,” Sanders said at a Town Hall inside a historic theatre in Derry.

The 78-year-old politician says a win in New Hampshire on top of the Iowa results could reverberate with voters across the country.

“It will have a profound impact on future primaries and caucuses,” Sanders said.

At the same time, some 40-miles away inside a ballroom in Somersworth, Joe Biden told the crowd he didn't want to “sugarcoat it.”

“We took a gut punch in Iowa, the whole process took a gut punch,” he told supporters.

Biden, however, noted it's not the first time he's been knocked down.