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We are able to make -- call in this race it's 8 PM eastern time all the polls have closed.
In New Hampshire.
And Mitt Romney is the first Republican -- 76 to win the first -- nominating contests.
In the nomination race Fox News projects the former Massachusetts governor will win the New Hampshire -- after winning the Iowa Caucuses.
And the win tonight is projected to be significant at this point we just don't know how large the spread will be.
Fox News is also projecting at this hour that Ron Paul will finish in second place in this race governor Jon Huntsman will finish third.
Meantime Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are locked in a race for fourth place at this hour with that contest too close to call.
But Fox News can't project that Rick Perry will finish in sixth place.
Which is not a particular surprise given the way he was -- he was not campaigning and polling here but it also to no one's surprise President Obama who was unchallenged for the democratic primary.
We'll of course win his party's contest.
Here in New Hampshire.
A big win for.
Mitt Romney here and it wasn't a surprise according to the polls.
But at what he's a surprise is Ron Paul being able to hold on and pick up second place there was a lot of talk about whether he was over polling whether he would hold better than -- would actually perform.
-- his campaign is happy with -- second place victory tonight.
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