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Writer for The Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix. philip.bump@washpost.com

Ben Carson has been spending a ton of money for not a lot of votes

washingtonpost.com — Someone on Twitter pointed out an interesting (tongue-in-cheek) argument for the true victor of the New Hampshire primaries: Jim Gilmore. @pbump Gilmore got 10x the # of votes he got in Iowa. No other GOP candidate comes close to that. Gilmore clearly has ALL the momentum.

Make no mistake: Bernie Sanders’s win in New Hampshire was historically massive

washingtonpost.com — The weird thing about the New Hampshire primary is that Hillary Clinton did about as well this year as she did in 2008, percentage-wise. In the state's main counties, Clinton performed on average only about 2 percentage points worse than she did eight years ago (according to vote totals as of Wednesday morning) -- and in 5 of the 10 counties, she did as well or better.
Feb 10, 2016

Clinton did about as well in NH as she did in 2008. Sanders did about as well as the two people she ran against. j.mp/1Wem3y8

Feb 10, 2016

Make no mistake: Bernie Sanders's win in New Hampshire was historically massive wpo.st/-hTA1 pic.twitter.com/HwBJLBfmHJ

Feb 10, 2016

RT @TheFix: Make no mistake: Bernie Sanders's win in New Hampshire was historically massive wpo.st/-hTA1 pic.twitter.com/HwBJLBfmHJ

Feb 10, 2016

RT @TheFix: Make no mistake: Bernie Sanders's win in New Hampshire was historically massive wpo.st/-hTA1 pic.twitter.com/HwBJLBfmHJ

Feb 10, 2016

Sanders's NH win was the biggest since 1960, when another neighbor-state senator ran wpo.st/vkTA1 pic.twitter.com/oYVl6O5Dw2

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Did the robot debate doom Marco Rubio in New Hampshire?

washingtonpost.com — Once polls closed on Tuesday night and it became obvious that Marco Rubio would not receive the blessing of the voters of New Hampshire, the Florida senator spoke to a group of enthusiastic supporters -- and offered an unusual mea culpa. "I know many people are disappointed. I'm disappointed with tonight.

Donald Trump Godzillas across New Hampshire - which bodes well in future states

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump's second-place finish in Iowa disappointed no one in the country more than Donald Trump. But that was Ted Cruz territory through-and-through: Lots of conservatives, lots of evangelicals and Trump got outplayed in a state where that matters. New Hampshire is very different. It's a state with more independents, fewer conservatives and fewer evangelicals.
Feb 09, 2016

Donald Trump Godzillas across New Hampshire -- a win that bodes well in future states wpo.st/Y2NA1 pic.twitter.com/SobYaKqO7R

Feb 09, 2016

Donald Trump Godzillas across New Hampshire - which bodes well in future states wpo.st/PJNA1 pic.twitter.com/nWm6OtV3Hj

Feb 09, 2016

Donald Trump loves winning, and he won just about every demographic in New Hampshire wpo.st/NcNA1 pic.twitter.com/pay1iQACCF

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How the presidential hopefuls voted on Iraq - and why it matters

washingtonpost.com — There are several very obvious reasons why the Iraq war has jostled to a position at the center of the 2016 conversation. One is that the rise of the Islamic State in the region has made foreign policy and the handling of Iraq an important point of debate for possible candidates.
Feb 09, 2016

Both Sanders & Obama voted against Iraq. Hillary still plagued by this & perception she is inauthentic washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…

Obama Calls for Infrastructure Spending - for the Fifth Time in Five Years

thewire.com — Speaking Friday in Miami, President Obama called for $21 billion in new national infrastructure investment. This is a strong break from past years - when he called for the creation of an infrastructure bank in the autumn. In 2009, the newly elected president had his only success in getting Congress to approve money for infrastructure.

Bernie Sanders huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party

washingtonpost.com — The results in New Hampshire show a Democratic Party in the state that is deeply ruptured demographically and ideologically -- in a way that happened to very much favored Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night. It's easier to talk about the groups with whom Sanders didn't dominate in New Hampshire on Tuesday night than it is to talk about the ones where he did.
Feb 09, 2016

If the Dems nationally are as fractured as they are in New Hampshire, this will be an ugly few months for the party. j.mp/1nWIJYG

Feb 09, 2016

Bernie Sanders huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party wpo.st/hYMA1 pic.twitter.com/oZtD6Fdlfs

Feb 09, 2016

Bernie Sanders huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party wpo.st/5ZMA1 pic.twitter.com/5WZKzr0rcI

Feb 09, 2016

RT @washingtonpost: Bernie Sanders huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party wapo.st/20noSOu

Feb 09, 2016

RT @AaronBlake: Bernie Sanders huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party wpo.st/hYMA1 pic.twitter.com/oZtD6Fdlfs

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Which New Hampshire candidates are beating expectations? Here’s your real-time tracker.

washingtonpost.com — As expected, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary. Allowing us to turn our attention to a secondary consideration: Who is doing better or worse than expected. Coming in to the primary, Real Clear Politics averaged polling in the Democratic and Republican races.
Feb 09, 2016

Made a thing comparing pre-vote polling to actual results, in case you were worried about that. j.mp/1V2ef28

Feb 09, 2016

Which New Hampshire candidates are beating expectations? Here's your real-time tracker. wpo.st/IRMA1 pic.twitter.com/sNTwRi8XO9

Feb 09, 2016

Which New Hampshire candidates are beating expectations? Here's your real-time tracker. wpo.st/6XMA1 pic.twitter.com/frqt7Sfmy7

Feb 09, 2016

RT @TheFix: Which New Hampshire candidates are beating expectations? Here's your real-time tracker. wpo.st/6XMA1 pic.twitter.com/frqt7Sfmy7

Is Google hinting at a John Kasich surge in New Hampshire?

washingtonpost.com — In the cosmic scale, we are all newcomers -- a little uptick at the very, very end of the universe's timeline. In the scale of the history of politics in the United States, the era of the Internet and social media and Google searches is only slightly better; a little shift down there at the end once you get past the Continental Congress and the Civil War and the Civil Rights Act and all of that.
Feb 09, 2016

Let's tear open Google's guts and stare at the shiny mess inside, hm? j.mp/1KDPpVP

Feb 09, 2016

RT @TheFix: Is Google hinting at a John Kasich surge in New Hampshire? wpo.st/zbKA1 pic.twitter.com/YjH1LmqDFT

Feb 09, 2016

Det er ting som tyder på at @JohnKasich kan få en god kveld. Jeg har truffet mange som stemmer på ham. Og dette: washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…

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How West Virginia explains Donald Trump’s political success

washingtonpost.com — George W. Bush turned West Virginia red, but Barack Obama turned it scarlet. In 2008, West Virginia Democrats backed Hillary Clinton in the primary like she was a lump of coal incarnate. In 2012, an incarcerated felon pulled 41 percent of the Democratic vote in the state. And that was the Democrats.
Feb 09, 2016

What West Virginia tells us about Donald Trump (and Bernie Sanders). j.mp/1nWaUqr

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Feb 10, 2016

@IshYimini As the piece notes, it’s not perfect, but it’s as good as we’ve got.

Feb 10, 2016

@IshYimini If you have up to date spending data for the full campaign, please share!

Feb 10, 2016

@john_overholt yessir. that should be clear! i’ll double-check the graphic

Feb 10, 2016

Ben Carson spent a ton of money in 2015 to raise money to do completely terribly in actual elections. j.mp/1os8YGT

Feb 10, 2016

@DGAT21stCent You’re an offensive, misguided person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, FYI.


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