Marco Rubio Was The Real Winner Of The New Hampshire Primary

His third-place "win" in Iowa carried him to another stunning victory.
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Results aren't all in yet, but it's already clear that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will finish second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. Rubio received fewer votes than WWE star Donald Trump, but he bested political heavyweights such as former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who withdrew from the race last week.

Don't let Rubio's actual finish fool you: As political experts nationwide assured us after Rubio's third-place triumph in the Iowa caucuses last Monday, you don't have to win the most votes to win an election:

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