Pete Buttigieg turns focus to New Hampshire after claiming victory in Iowa

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited several cities and towns in New Hampshire on Tuesday after claiming victory in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.

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Buttigieg declared victory at well after midnight in a rousing speech. Buttigieg made the proclamation even though glitches with a new mobile app left the results unknown more than 24 hours after the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest.

The confident candidate addressed a crowd in Concord, New Hampshire shortly after Iowa caucus officials released partial results from the night before showing him in the lead by a hair.

“This is an astonishing victory for our organization’s values, our campaign, and candidacy,” he said. “What we know, without any doubt,  is that our vision has been validated.”

When results finally started rolling in at 5 p.m. Tuesday, the 38-year-old officially transformed from a little known Indiana mayor to a legitimate force in the 2020 election.

Buttigieg spent the day Tuesday in Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Hampton.

He spoke about healthcare, climate change, and immigration.

The New Hampshire primary is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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