MANCHESTER, NH - Ohio Gov. John Kasich has claimed second place in Tuesday's Republican primary in New Hampshire. Polling shows Kasich did best with voters looking for a candidate with political experience. He also scored well with moderates, better educated voters and those who made their vote decision in the past few days.
***listen to some of Kasich's New Hampshire speech in the video box, above***
There's a tight race for third among Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Kasich's campaign manager says he expects an increased flow of contributions to the candidate's campaign after the strong showing.
Kasich, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush battled for a runner-up finish to assume the leadership of the GOP establishment. Kasich's victory, however, did not appear sufficiently clear-cut to position himself as the sole establishment going into the big races across the South in the coming weeks. He could, however, win delegates in the Midwest if he can stay in the race well into March.