Bernie Sanders narrowly won New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, solidifying his front-runner status in the White House race and dealing a setback to moderate rival Joe Biden, who finished in a disappointing fifth place.
Moderate Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, finished a close second after edging out Sanders in last week's chaotic and disputed first nominating contest in Iowa.
Both campaigns have asked for a partial recanvass of Iowa results.
Sanders, a progressive senator from neighboring Vermont, prevailed after fending off attacks from rivals who warned his far-left views would lead the party to defeat in the Nov.
3 election against Republican President Donald Trump.
"This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump," Sanders told supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire.
It was also a good night for Senator Amy Klobuchar, who rode a wave of momentum from a strong debate on Friday into a third-place finish.