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Tue, 01/10/2012 - 2:45pm
Romney leads in early returns in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney jumped ahead in early returns from the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, eager to add to the previous week's first-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and cement himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination. Returns from the first handful of precincts showed the former Massachusetts governor with 37 percent of the vote, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 24 percent and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman with 15 percent.

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