Iowa caucuses

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After Iowa, a 2nd GOP Candidate Bows Out of Race

Ex-Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson finishes distant 6th in Iowa's caucuses, is 'driving back' home

(Newser) - Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson dropped his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, ending a candidacy that served as a throwback to an earlier era of the GOP but ultimately failed to resonate in a party now dominated by former President Trump. Hutchinson's exit came a...

Trump Won 98 of 99 Counties: A 'Wake-Up Call' for Skeptics
Amid Trump Rout, 'Red Flag'
Emerges About November
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Amid Trump Rout, 'Red Flag' Emerges About November

30% in Iowa say he would not be fit to serve if convicted, potential trouble for him in general election

(Newser) - The 2024 Iowa caucuses are over, at least for Republicans, and pundits are offering their takeaways after former President Trump's rout of his opponents . A sampling:
  • All but one: Trump won 98 of 99 counties, quickly . The "astonishing sweep and speed" is a "massive wake-up call" to

DeSantis, Haley in Tight Race for Second Place
DeSantis Nabs
Second Place in Iowa

DeSantis Nabs Second Place in Iowa

But both he and Nikki Haley lost by a wide margin to Trump

(Newser) - Yes, former President Trump won easily . But in the much closer race for second place in the Iowa caucuses, things were too close to call well into Monday night. Ultimately, though, the AP called Ron DeSantis as the second-place winner with 21.2%, edging out Nikki Haley, who got 19....

Vivek Ramaswamy Drops Out of Race, Endorses Trump

After Iowa caucuses, entrepreneur says there's no path forward for him

(Newser) - Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Monday and endorsed former President Trump after a disappointing finish in Iowa's leadoff caucuses, the AP reports. Ramaswamy, a 38-year-old political novice who sought to replicate Trump's rise as a bombastic, wealthy outsider, said,...

Trump: It's Time for the Nation to 'Come Together'

Former president celebrates his rout in Iowa

(Newser) - Former President Trump says he feels "invigorated" by his resounding victory in the Iowa caucuses. Trump spoke to Fox News Digital soon after outlets called it in his favor on Monday night. "It really is an honor that, minutes after, they've announced I've won—against very...

DeSantis: Media Interfered in Iowa Caucuses

The race was called before some caucus-goers had even voted, and his campaign is furious

(Newser) - The Iowa caucuses began at 7pm local time. The AP and other major outlets called the race about 30 minutes later —so quickly that many caucuses participants had yet to cast their ballots, reports Politico . And given the ubiquity of smartphones and news alerts, it's likely that word...

Trump Cruises to Easy Win in Iowa Caucuses

Now the big question is who will finish in second

(Newser) - To absolutely nobody's surprise, Donald Trump has won Monday night's Iowa caucuses in the GOP primary. The AP called it quickly, roughly 30 minutes after the first results started coming in. About the only suspense in regard to Trump is whether he will wind up with 50% of...

First Votes in 2024 Primary Are Being Cast

Iowa caucuses are underway for Republicans, with Trump expected to romp

(Newser) - The 2024 primaries have officially begun. Iowa voters began caucusing Monday evening to state their preference for the GOP nominee. Anyone following the race can already predict the winner: Donald Trump is expected to romp, with the only Trump-related question being how big his margin of victory will be. The...

'Third Place Is Not Good,' DeSantis Official Admits

But campaign insists Iowa polls are wrong

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has vowed to stay in the race no matter what happens in the Iowa caucuses, but some of his backers are braced for bad results. The Florida governor ran what the Des Moines Register calls "an old-school Iowa Caucus campaign" after his campaign launch in May, holding...

The 5 Storylines That Matter at the Iowa Caucuses
The 5 Storylines to
Watch at the Iowa Caucuses
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The 5 Storylines to Watch at the Iowa Caucuses

Will Trump hit 50%, for one

(Newser) - Today's the (extremely frigid) day: Iowa caucusgoers will come together at 8pm EST in some 1,500 locations across the state to debate their options and then cast their secret ballots. Aside from the much-discussed weather —the AP reports temps are expected to be the coldest ever recorded...

In Iowa, Candidates Stress Turnout
Turnout Becomes
the Subject in Iowa
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Turnout Becomes the Subject in Iowa

Candidates urge supporters to attend GOP caucuses on a cold night

(Newser) - Republican presidential candidates pressed on through bitter cold, high winds, and catcalls in Iowa on Sunday, saying their supporters are committed enough to show up at the caucuses on Monday evening. Windchills forecast to near 45 degrees below zero at caucus time will test that commitment. Also on Sunday, a...

Final Iowa Poll: It's Going to Be a Blowout

Trump has nearly half the vote locked down ahead of Monday's caucuses

(Newser) - Add to Iowa's snowy, icy, frigid misery of late an apparent landslide during its caucuses on Monday: In the latest and last Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom poll, former President Trump is way out in front, with nearly half—48%—of caucusgoers saying they'll go his way. Well behind...

Iowa Race Nears Cold Conclusion
Iowa Race Nears
Cold Conclusion

Iowa Race Nears Cold Conclusion

DeSantis, Haley press on, while Trump cancels in-person events

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley pushed across ice-cold Iowa on Saturday to find voters open to an alternative to Donald Trump with just two days before the state's caucuses open the Republican primary calendar. Trump canceled his two in-person rallies Saturday due to a blizzard blanketing much of the...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

Blizzard to Wallop Iowa Days Before Caucuses

Haley cancels Friday campaign events but DeSantis, Ramaswamy plan to press on

(Newser) - Iowa holds its first-in-the-nation caucuses Monday, but campaigns and caucusgoers are facing some of the worst weather in the event's history. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Friday and Saturday, saying "life-threatening winter weather" is on the way. A winter storm earlier this week...

One View of Haley After Civil War Flap: 'She's Toast'

Democratic billboards advertise Republican front-runners' record on slavery, immigration

(Newser) - Democrats are injecting history into the presidential race in Iowa, responding to a series of mischaracterizations—lies, one party official said—by the Republican caucus front-runners about the nation's past. The Democratic National Committee has put up four billboards in the state with a photo of Nikki Haley, Ron...

In Iowa, Haley Is Knocking on the Door

Super PAC organizes effort to visit 100K homes before caucuses, hoping someone answers

(Newser) - A super PAC's plan to go door to door in Iowa to build support for Nikki Haley faces a couple of difficulties. With the caucuses less than a month away, there are fewer undecided Republican minds now, the New York Times reports. And not everyone is interested in answering...

Poll: Trump's Record Lead in Iowa Is Growing

He's the first choice of a record 51%

(Newser) - The shrinking of the field of Republican candidates has benefited Donald Trump more than any of his rivals in Iowa, where he holds a "commanding" lead five weeks before the caucuses, pollsters say. According to a Des Moines Register / NBC News /Mediacom poll, the former president is now...

Iowa GOP Corrects Casey DeSantis on Rules

Candidate's wife had called on mothers around the country to join in caucuses

(Newser) - "You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to be able to participate in the caucus," Casey DeSantis said in "asking all of these moms and grandmoms to come, from wherever it might be—North Carolina, South Carolina—and to descend upon the state of...

'All In' in Iowa, DeSantis Will Soon Complete the 'Full Grassley'

Florida governor will soon finish touring every one of the state's 99 counties

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has been campaigning his way through Iowa's counties, nabbing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' endorsement in the process, and he'll complete his tour of all 99 counties on December 2 with an event at the " Thunderdome ," sources tell CBS News . The feat is known as...

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