WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican John McCain tells The Associated
Press "We showed the people of this country what a real comeback
looks like," and says "we're going to move on to Michigan and South Carolina and win the nomination."
Both the Associated Press and CNN project McCain as the winner of the New Hampshire primary.
McCain's victory came as he tried to climb back into the thick of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Surveys of voters leaving polling places Thursday found him getting a boost from independent voters, who helped him win the primary eight years ago.
McCain had once been seen as the GOP front-runner, but his fundraising and support collapsed last year. He rallied as the New
Hampshire primary approached.
Mitt Romney is projected to finish second in the Republican voting, with Mike Huckabee following in third, although Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul are close behind. Huckabee won last week's Iowa caucuses.