MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - After months of hypotheticals and hype, Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire delivered a dose of credibility and more promises from the billionaire businessman.
"I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created," Trump said in his victory speech Tuesday night, as preliminary results showed him capturing 35% of the GOP vote in the Granite State.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders' call for political revolution resonated with 60% of Democratic primary voters supporting the Senator from neighboring Vermont.
"Tonight, we serve notice to the political and economic establishment of this country," Sanders said.
Sanders stuck to his message, but also issued a pasionate call for Democrats, including his own supporters to stay involved in the political process and unite against Republicans.
"We won...because we harnessed the energy and the excitement that the Democratic party will need to succeed in November," Sanders said.
"We will need to come together in a few months and unite this party and this nation because the right-wing Republicans we oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency," Sanders said.
Hillary Clinton who ended with 38% of the Democratic vote in New Hampshire appeared undaunted by her defeat, saying she was prepared to keep fighting.
"Now we take this campaign to the entire country. We're going to fight for every vote in every state," Clinton said.
Republicans saw a shift in the field with Ohio Governor John Kasich taking 16% of the GOP vote. Kasich put all his chips on New Hampshire and was rewarded with second place for his moderate platform.
"Something big happened tonight," Kasich said, with words of thanks for his supporters.
"To change America, to reshine America, to restore the spirit of America and to leave no one behind. Am I right? That's what we're all fighting for," Kasich said.
The battle for third place came down to Senator Ted Cruz with 12%, Governor Jeb Bush with 11%, and Senator Marco Rubio with 11% of the preliminary GOP votes counted.
Cruz castigated Trump.
"Do we want a campaign conservative, someone who talks a good game but hasn't walked the walk? Or do we want a consistent conservative with a proven record?" Cruz asked the crowd at his gathering Tuesday night.
Jeb Bush promised to keep fighting to represent the GOP establishment vote.
"This campaign is not dead, we're going on to South Carolina,' Bush said.
Marco Rubio, while admitting his pre-New Hampshire debate performance might have hurt him, spoke with confidence about his ability to win.
"You will see us again because we will come back in November to win the general election," Rubio told his supporters in New Hampshire.
Governor Chris Christie, who invested a great deal of time and resources in New Hampshire, sounded disappointed with his sixth place finish, garnering about 8% of the preliminary count. Christie hinted to supporters that he was not so sure his campaign will go distance.
"We're going to go home to New Jersey tomorrow and we're going to take a deep breath," Christie said.
In the big picture, New Hampshire is a drop in the bucket when it comes to the number of delegates needed to win each party's nomination. At stake for Republicans are 23 delegates and for Democrats 24 delegates.
Overall, the Republican nominee will need 1,237 delegates to win. The Democrat nominee will need 2,382 delegates.
Both Democrats and Republicans will now move on to Nevada and South Carolina where voters will make their decisions between February 20th through February 27th.