President Donald Trump swept the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday, but his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld managed to secure just under 10% of the vote.

Trump received 85.5% of the vote and all 22 delegates, but Weld’s 9.1% he garnered was far higher than expected. Other candidates and write-ins totaled just over 5%.


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Weld performed significantly better than in Iowa, where he received just 1.3%.

“I’m going to declare that I’ve exceeded expectations no matter what,” Weld said Tuesday.

He added,  “The goal is to go all the way, ideally — to catch lightning in a bottle.”

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