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shelley: now at 11:00, all eyes are on iowa where they' re counting the first votes of the 2016 presidential primary. >> nothing is official, a big surprise could be brewing. a live report ron iowa. tom: three candidates aren' t waiting for iowa. they' re in new hampshire right now. the attacks they' re throwing at their competitors. mike: after a springlike monday, it does cool some, but still stays above average into what tuesday. other changes follow as the week goes on. shelley: a full house in concord to debate allowing bobcat trapping. why supporters say it' s time to bring this type of hunting. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, debbie m you are news 9 tonight. -- wmur news 9 tonight. tom: tonight abc news is projecting that ted cruz will
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republican side. we are waiting on him to make a statement tonight. good evening, i' m tom griffith. shelley: i' m shelley walcott. shelley: here are the latest republican numbers from iowa. ted cruz is the winner at 28% with nine precincts reporting in. marco rubio has 23% and in carson is at 9%. they are followed by rand paul, jeb bush, john kasich and carly fiorina. mike huckabee, chris christie, rick santorum and jim gilmore are at the bottom. tom cole it for the democrats with 93% of the precincts reporting, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are within just a few votes of each other. both hovering in at 50% apiece. shelley: wmur political director josh mcelveen has been reporting from iowa since saturday and joins us now live.
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josh: there' s no shortage of drama in iowa tonight. caucus-goers turned out in record numbers. it was thought to benefit both bernie sanders and donald trump. bernie sanders is given -- giving hillary clinton everything she can handle, but it' s ted cruz and not donald trump as the choice of iowans tonight. the reality is that this point, donald trump is in danger of finishing in third place here in iowa which would be a disaster for his campaign, behind marco rubio. that would be a big victory for him. they both spoke to their supporters not long ago. text this is the moment they said would never happen. >> we are leaving tonight and tomorrow afternoon we will be in new hampshire and that will be something special. it' s going to be a great week and were going to be appeared next week and i think we will be
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we will go on to get the republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever they throw up there. josh: a lot of candidates on their way to new hampshire tonight. a very tight race on the democratic side, a virtual tie between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. for bernie sanders, if he wins tonight, then heads into new hampshire after winning iowa suddenly the complexion of the race begins to change and it becomes very interesting. still a large hill for bernie sanders to climb but it definitely will make the race very interesting to watch. it could be a late night for both those candidates.
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malley and mike huckabee have said that they have suspended their on to new hampshire. ted cruz wins the republican i will caucuses and the democratic call. out there. outside of the front runners, did anyone else outperform or underperform tonight? josh: you could say that ben carson did pretty well, but he is another nonestablishment pick . he was expected to finish somewhere near the bottom of the pack and he is in fourth place. for tonight, a pretty good performance for ben carson. shelley: joining us to take a closer look at tonight' s results, political analyst scott
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ted cruz the big winner tonight, but let' s talk about donald trump. a lot of his campaign was based on the premise that he would bring home the big win. he did not win tonight. scott: does he have to organization to pull off a big victory in iowa? it' s a bit of a republican reset button for new hampshire. shelley: what does it mean for hampshire? scott: remember the last two i will caucus winners, huckabee and rick santorum could not parlay that into a victory here in new hampshire. it doesn' t necessarily mean crews will do well here. shelley: and a big night for marco rubio. >> he is the establishment pick among the four republicans running. he' s had a very good night and will make a lot of headlines.
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malley is out along with huckabee tonight. let' s talk about hillary clinton, still too close to call in that race. what does it mean in iowa? scott: they split the state in half and they are still at the starting gate, if you will. new hampshire gets too may be redefined the race. bernie sanders has the lead in the polls right now so we will see what happens. in south carolina, hillary clinton is very strong and not expected to lose their a matter what. shelley: scott spradling, we really appreciate it. it remains to be seen what happens in the general election, but in the last 4 decades, iowa hasn' t had a strong track record picking presidents. only 3 caucus winners have gone on to win the white house. jimmy carter in 1976, george w bush in 2000, and barack obama in 2008. tom: tonight the focus is already shifting to the granite state as a trio of republican candidates get a head start on
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9. jeb bush, chris christie and , john kasich are all here to stay for the next 8 days. they were here today as well. wmur political reporter adam sexton joins us now with a wrap up of the day on the first in the nation campaign trail. adam: as former senator judd gregg said tonight in manchester s time to pick presidents. and the candidates here tonight are all pitching themselves as the alternative to donald trump. >> do you want someone so unstable, so unserious, to be commander in chief? no. >> thank you. >> adam hitting the first in the : nation homestretch jeb bush is looking to break from the pack and take down donald trump, who he says is trying to insult his way to the presidency. >> that is not leadership. that is not what we need in washington, dc. and the two other candidates that are likely to emerge in iowa are two people that are back-benchers who' ve never done anything of consequence in their
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: bush is trailing john kasich in new hampshire. speaking to news 9' s heather hamel the ohio governor called for an end to attacks on his record. >> we would like to have the christie campaign, the bush campaign, everybody else, take your negative stuff off the air. tell people what you want to do and don' t spend your time trashing somebody else. adam but with one week to go : candidates like chris christie are attempting to draw sharp contrasts. holding a town hall meeting in hopkinton the new jersey governor compared marco rubio and ted cruz to president obama. >> and to put a first term united states senator back in the oval office immediately after the last 7 years we' ve just had is crazy. adam former candidate lindsey : graham is back too. while he' s now backing bush he' s still passionately anti-trump. >> everybody in new hampshire, for god' s sakes, pick somebody with the temperament and judgment to lead our nation at war. donald trump' s worldview is just jibberish.
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the crowd at the alpine club in manchester i want someone who' s not crazy to be president. adam sexton, wmur news 9. shelley: while those 3 republicans are already in new hampshire get ready for the rest of the pack to start their final primary pushes. many are taking overnight flights to get here. as jean mackin reports their sights are now set on new hampshire. jean for more than a year, new : hampshire has shared the spotlight with iowa now, the entire focus shifts right here . get ready for the political primary storm that hits every 4 years. >> a hurricane, a tornado, this is now the center, unshared with anyone else, the center of the political universe. jean the first campaign events : start in new hampshire, exactly 12 hours after the caucusing began in iowa. bright and early, chris christie speaks at a groundhog day breakfast in nashua, 1 of 5 events across southern new
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ted cruz plans a lunchtime town hall in windham. marco rubio hosts one in exeter. john kasich plans 3 more town halls in newbury, claremont and plymouth on his quest to hit 100. jeb bush has 4 campaign stops on the calendar in rindge, keene, henniker and hanover and donald trump plans a tuesday night rally in milford, less than 24 hours after bringing his family out to iowa. the two top democrats will make a beeline for new hampshire overnight. hillary clinton will be joined by her husband in nashua in the morning and caps off the day in hampton. while bernie sanders is holding two rallies keene in the afternoon, claremont at night. and like groundhog day the candidates will get up and do it again, day after day leading up to the primary. >> it' s the most exciting 8 days in u.s. politics and it all happens right here. it' s true, try to think of
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happens. jean: get ready for the political landscape to change overnight as well. these streets will be lined with political signs, satellite trucks, and visitors from around the globe to witness the first vote of the 2016 presidential race. in manchester, jean mackin, wmur news 9. tom: the new hampshire attorney general is sending out a warning to all the presidential campaigns tonight about a state law for bidding them from leaving prerecorded political messages for granite stater' s who are on the national do not call list. it also applies to calls initiated by live callers. the attorney general' s office is reviewing a complaint against the john kasich campaign by an amherst man who is on the do not call list. this week in the republican candidates will meet on stage one last time before the primary. wmur and abc news are sponsoring saturday night' s debate at saint anselm college. it begins at 8:00 right here on wmur. we will have complete coverage
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of news 9 at 5:00 and a full wrap-up starting at 11. shelley: coming up tonight, letters are revealing details about aaron hernandez' s life behind bars. the feelings the former patriots player has toward his old team. >> i' m mike cronin in concord, where hundreds of people turned out tonight to debate whether or not to legalize bobcat hunting. coming up, i' ll show you why
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shelley: ted cruz has won the iowa caucus with 96% of precincts reporting, he has 26% of the vote. donald trump has 24%. marco rubio is third at 23%. very tight race. hillary clinton has a slight lead over bernie sanders and both are just below 50%. martin o' malley and mike huckabee are both suspending votes. tom: tonight, hundreds of people weighed in on a proposal to season in new hampshire. shelley: at a public hearing, people argued for both sides of the issue. wmur' s mike cronin was there.
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from concord. mike bobcat hunting was outlawed : in new hampshire more than 20 years ago because the animals were nearly wiped out. but now the state says the population has rebounded. a state plan to establish a bobcat hunting and trapping season in new hampshire brought strong emotions to conquer. >> stop hunting for cats. mike: hundreds of people went to the statehouse monday night to voice their opinions on fish and game' s proposal to issue 50 bobcat permits through a lottery process. bobcat hunting hasn' t been legal in the granite state since 1989. opponents of the plan call it inhumane. >> they do not deserve to be trapped, set there for days, no shelter, no water, no food, and have other animals attacking them because they are vulnerable. >> i don' t think the time is
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we are premature in our efforts to try and manage a population that is just getting back on its feet. mike: supporters say there are enough bobcats to support a limited hunt. they also argue that neighboring states have bobcat seasons. >> we hope that you pass this so we can start taking cats and quickly show the public that there' s a lot more cats out there than they realize. >> we, as sportsmen, feel you have an obligation to vote yes, in favor of having a bobcat season. a vote no would be a vote against the very principles that died for. mike: if approved the proposal would take effect in december. in about two weeks the fish and game commission will vote on it. >> it' s simple. if you don' t. but don' t stop those of us who enjoy this pastime and our heritage. >> the overwhelming public outcry is because new hampshire residents do not want their wildlife sold as a commodity. mike: another hearing will be held tomorrow night in lancaster
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country have a chance to weigh in. live in concord, micron, dove the him you are news 9. shelley: we' re learning more about aaron hernandez' s life in prison thanks to letters he has written. he' s been exchanging letters with a woman. in one acquired by tmz sports, hernandez says he has a t.v. in his cell, watches every game, and is still a patriots fan. he wrote that he will love tom brady to death, and called rob gronkowski the best tight end to ever walk on a football field. now we want to listen to ted cruz, the winner of the iowa
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>> congratulations, ted. the next president. [cheers and applause]
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[cheers and applause] tom: there is ted cruz getting accolades from his supporters tonight in iowa, where he has one the iowa caucus by about four percentage points over donald trump in what could be surprised -- a surprise because of the margins. a big win for ted cruz tonight. we will come back to him shortly when he comes to the podium. mike: a beauty out there today, low 60' s in parts of southern new hampshire. nowhere close to where we should be this time of year, but we were close to some records.
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and lack of snow continues across a good part of southern and central new hampshire. the highs for the day, 50' s and s. the normal 32. more typical of what we get in mid to late april out there. it' s to around 30 in the upper valley. s and a couple of low 40' s paying on it manchester and along the coast. not all that cold tonight, temperatures are remaining above average. near 30 along the coast. a relatively warm start to the day tomorrow. tuesday will not be nearly as warm as we saw today as cooler air is beginning to drift in from the west northwest. it looks like a beautiful tuesday, sunshine and low to mid 40' s in southern new hampshire. big change in the weather occurring out west right now.
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to move into iowa and it looks like as we go through the day tomorrow it will make its way into the great lakes states and approach as we go into wednesday. the question remains, what happens across the granite state early on wednesday morning, because it will be a sunny tuesday. as you can see on futurecast, there' s a light wintry mix breaking out just in time for the morning commute. some computer models back off until 9:00 or 10:00 and others bring it in around 7:00 or eight plot. it could be a little dicey on untreated surfaces for the morning commute. the heaviest precipitation still back to the west area that moves then as all rain during the afternoon. up to an inch in spots before that clears off to the east and we dry out by the end of the week. 40' s for wednesday but that light wintry mix early. it could be dicey on the roads through midmorning, then rain
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closer to average on friday and saturday night or early sunday as an arctic moves in. maybe a bit of rain or snow tuesday. shelley: we wilson have some highlights from ted cruz half speech. jason: opening night for super
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[ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. car repairs, home improvements, a family trip's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. r he's just not ready to be president.
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jason: the super bowl circus previously known as media day, is now super bowl opening night,
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tuesday of super bowl week, it is now held on monday night. something new for the league. the broncos and the panthers each met the media for an hour apiece at the sap center in san jose, california. different day, different time, but certainly still a circus, that is for sure. t start until tomorrow both teams were the b' s end their all-star break when they host the toronto maple leafs tomorrow night. at the same time, the celtics will be playing at the new york knicks. the beanpot tournament under way but number seven playing number four. less than two minutes into the first, casey fitzgerald fires one through a screen. harvard answers, ryan donato chances down the loose puck and beats the goalie 5-hole. 1-1.
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original manchester monarchs. in the 2nd on the power play. his eighth goal of the season. still in the second, colin white his 15, and that' s the game-winner, boston college wins 3-2. northeastern and boston university played the late game. northeastern and boston university played the late game. first period, terriers get on the board. robbie baillargeon slaps one out of mid-air, , 1-0 bu. bc and bu will meet in the beanpot final for the 22nd time next monday. high school hoops, tom johnson in transition hits the runner in the lane. tom johnson in transition, hits the runner in the lane. good ball movement by kearsarge. nice bounce pass to zack mattos, the big guy lays it in.
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late in the fourth, berries three from the point, good road win, 53-34. that' s all we have. tom: the iowa caucus results are still coming in. shelley: will look at where the races stand on a night that' s
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tom: ted cruz has won the iowa caucus. marco rubio with 23%, to close to call for the democrats. here we clinton has a slightly -- hillary clinton has a slightly over bernie sanders. shelley: let' s hear from ted cruz and hillary clinton. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> an incredible honor to campaign across iowa with so many of you, to make the case for the kind of future we want for the democratic party and for
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