nbs.com, Wednesday January 10th Thorn: "We've taken the first step in taking back the White House" New York Senator Andrew Thorn thanked his supporters in Iowa this evening calling the result "historic" and saying that "the recovery of the middle-class starts tonight." Thorn appeared shortly after 9pm thanking his opponents and the people of Iowa for the result, he confirmed that they were headed to New Hampshire where polls this morning suggest he has a narrow lead over Sam Seaborn who he beat into second place last night. "We've got lots of work to do, but tonight, we've taken the first step in taking back the White House". The final margin of victory appears to have been less than the Thorn camp were hoping for with California Senator Seaborn overperforming polling expectations, a result that will certainly cause some concern amongst Thorn supporters and advisors, inital analysis suggests late deciding voters broke very heavily for Seaborn and also for Indiana Senator Rudi Robinson who's third place result will likely re-energise his campaign. All eyes will now turn to New Hampshire where polls have been tight for sometime. Seaborn will enjoy significant local support, he has been endorsed by Governor Liz Bartlet and has many connections to the state, but Thorn enjoys a significant cash advantage and may see next weeks Primary as a chance to land a knock out blow on Seaborn. The Seaborn camp were showing signs of cautious optimism over the result. Campaign spokesman DeShaun Carrie told reporters that they were "very pleased" with the result and that it showed that they were well placed as the race goes forward "we have no expectation that the race takes place over a week in January, this will be a close, long contest as we let the people of the country have a decisive say on who should be the nominee."