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Winners and losers

The Republicans


GEORGE BUSH, 67, seeking re-election, struggled to convince New Hampshire voters that he cares about their economic troubles. He has promised a $500-per-child tax exemption and a modest health-care plan.


PATRICK BUCHANAN, 53, a columnist and television commentator, portrays himself as a true conservative who would phase out foreign aid. He hammered Bush for breaking his "no new taxes" pledge.

The Democrats


PAUL TSONGAS, 51, announced his candidacy in April when Bush seemed unbeatable. Tsongas scoffs at a middle-class tax cut as a gimmick and prescribes painful economic remedies to cure the excesses of the 1980s.


BILL CLINTON, 45, is praised by his fans for his grasp of issues and his programs to help the middle class. His campaign was shaken by allegations of womanizing and draft-dodging, which he denied.


BOB KERREY, 48, lost a leg in Vietnam. He has served as Nebraska governor and in the U.S. Senate. He emphasizes his plan for national health care, sometimes to the exclusion of everything else.


TOM HARKIN, 52, has served in the U.S. House and Senate for 17 years and paints himself as the "only real Democrat" in the race. He proposes using money from defense cuts to rebuild the country's infrastructure.


JERRY BROWN, 53, was governor of California from 1975-83 and reminds voters that he ran the eighth-largest economy in the world. He also emphasizes his environmental record. Brown is limiting contributions to $100.

The Write-Ins


MARIO CUOMO, 59, reluctantly announced in December that he would not run for president. But the New York governor has been increasingly warm to the write-in campaign, and supporters are hoping he will change his mind.


RALPH NADER, 58, is a longtime consumer advocate who campaigned in New Hampshire as if he were a candidate. He said he was not, however. He urged voters to write in his name as a "None of the Above" protest.

93% of vote counted.