Reactions at the New Hampshire primary:

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"The president has run out of ideas. Now, he's running out of excuses. And tonight, we're asking the good people of South Carolina to join the citizens of New Hampshire and make 2012 the year he runs out of time." _former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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"We have had a victory for the cause of liberty tonight." _ Rep. Ron Paul, who finished second behind Romney.

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"I say third place is a ticket to ride." _former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, vowing to stay in the race and head to the South Carolina primary.

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"We have an opportunity to be the true conservative, the true conservative who can go out and do what's necessary, not just to win this race_ and we can win this race_ but to be the conservative who understands that, at the foundation of our country, are institutions that are crucial for us to be a successful nation, families, families that are bonded together as the foundation, that instill virtue and faith in our children, to build strong communities and build a great nation from the bottom up." _former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum telling supporters he's going to South Carolina.

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"We have an opportunity, I think, to unify the country around a message of jobs, economic growth and very dramatic programs." _former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, citing his campaign theme as he heads to South Carolina.

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"We've had enough of sending our kids and our money around the world to be the policemen of the world. It's the time to bring them home." _ Paul, saying the return of U.S. troops would cut spending overseas and avoid a major economic crisis.

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"I believe that it will take someone who is capable of debating Barack Obama face to face, delivering the conservative message, winning the argument in order to overcome his billion-dollar machine." _Gingrich on why he is the best Republican candidate.

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"Tonight we celebrate. Tomorrow we go back to work." _ Romney.