On the ground with the New Hampshire primary

  • Donald Trump supporters celebrate at his victory party in Manchester, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Donald Trump supporters line up for his victory party in New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Donald Trump supporters celebrate at his victory party after the New Hampshire primary, Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Young Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire, Feb. 8, 2016.
  • A supporter of Donald Trump at his victory party in New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Senator Ted Cruz campaigns in Manchester, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016.
  • A polling location at Soule School in Salem, N.H., where New Hampshire primary voting is taking place, Feb. 9, 2016.
  • A polling location at Soule School in Salem, N.H., where New Hampshire primary voting is taking place, Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Ted Cruz supporter Lynda Farley sits outside the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016.
  • A supporter of Senator Marco Rubio at a Rubio rally in Bedford, N.H., Feb. 7, 2016.
  • Senator Ted Cruz speaks at a rally in Keene, N.H., Feb. 7, 2016.
  • Senator Marco Rubio supporters at a Rubio rally in Bedford, N.H., Feb 7, 2016.
  • Ivanka Trump meets patrons at Mary Ann’s Diner in Derry, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Donald Trump holds a rally in Plymouth, N.H., Feb. 7, 2016.
  • A supporter of Senator Ted Cruz at a rally in Keene, N.H., Feb. 7, 2016.
  • Donald Trump holds a rally in Plymouth, N.H., Feb. 7, 2016.donald trump rally in plymonth NH
  • Bernie Sanders supporters attend a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders supporters attend a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders arrives at a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Bernie Sanders holds a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • Hillary Clinton arrives at a town hall with students at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. 
  • Hillary Clinton holds a town hall with students at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. 
  • Supporters of Hillary Clinton join her for a town hall with students at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. 
  • Hillary Clinton holds a town hall with students at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. 
  • Hillary Clinton holds a town hall with students at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. 
  • Hillary Clinton holds a town hall with students at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016.
  • A supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich arrives for a town hall in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Marco Rubio campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2015, ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday.
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich arrives for a town hall in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Supporters come out ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Marco Rubio campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016, ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday.
  • Supporters of candidate John Kasich come out to support him in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to supporters at a town hall in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • A supporter of John Kasich listens to the candidate speak in New Hampshire on Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich enjoys the fresh snowfall while campaigning in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Supporters came out to hear candidates speak in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary, which will be held on Tuesday, February 9.
  • Members of the media wait for Marco Rubio to arrive at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Supporters gather as Marco Rubio campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016, ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Supporters listen as Marco Rubio campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016, ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio holds a rally in Derry, N.H. on Feb. 5, 2016.
  • Marco Rubio campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 5, 2016, ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio at rally in Nashua, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8. 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Hillary Clinton holds a rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Hillary Clinton holds a rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Derry, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Derry, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Donald Trump campaigns in N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8, 2016 ahead of the primary that will be held in the state on Tuesday.

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Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was the projected winner in the New Hampshire primary, the nation’s first of the 2016 presidential race, on Tuesday, February 9. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came in second in the contest after eking out a win over Sanders in the Iowa caucuses.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump was the projected New Hampshire winner on the Republican side after taking second place in Iowa to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Both Democrat and Republican candidates flooded the Granite State immediately following the Iowa caucuses the week prior, holding rallies, delivering stump speeches, participating in town halls and making their cases to be their party’s nominee.

These photographs were shot on assignment by photographer Mark Peterson for MSNBC Photography as part of his on-going body of work “Political Theater” which examines the landscape of the American political system.

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