02 February 2016 - Ted Cruz wins Republican Caucus in Iowa, Sanders and Clinton too close to call
Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Caucuses, as Democratic Race Too Close to Call
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, cementing his status as the conservative front-runner and top rival to Donald Trump in the first contest of the 2016 presidential election. The Democratic race was locked in “a virtual tie” early Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of Iowans cast the first votes of 2016, with reports of record turnout on the Republican side and high turnout in the Democratic race. The contest was set to winnow a wide and fractured Republican field and provide a key test in the Democratic race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
With about 99% of precincts reporting in the Republican race, Ted Cruz had 28% of the vote, compared to 24% for Trump.
Tie between Clinton and Sanders
Samantha Lachman (The Huffington Post, 02/02/2016)
“While the results are not yet known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie,” Sanders said.
Sanders said he just barely trailed Clinton with 94 percent of precincts reporting. Clinton had 49.9 percent to Sanders’ 49.6 percent.
Cruz, Sanders and Clinton celebrate
Chris Cillizza (The Washington Post, 02/02/2016)
Ted Cruz: The Texas Republican had to have a win in Iowa -- and he got it. Evangelicals, who spurred Mike Huckabee to victory in 2008 and Rick Santorum to a win in 2012, comprised roughly two thirds of Iowa Republican caucus-goers according to entrance polling and Cruz won them convincingly. Cruz and his team -- including notable Iowa endorsers Bob Vander Plaats and Rep. Steve King -- built the best organization in Iowa, and it performed as they had hoped. Cruz was the right fit -- Southern, social conservative -- for Iowa. Still, there's a big difference between potential and results. (See Trump, Donald). Cruz's victory gives him a certain place in the top tier as the race moves to southward after New Hampshire -- a shift that should play to Cruz's strengths.
Andrea Gonzales and Jeff Naft (ABC News, 02/02/2016)
As results poured in from the Iowa caucuses, the 2016 presidential hopefuls took to packed venues to address their supporters one last time before moving on to New Hampshire and other early nominating states.
For some, it was a night of celebration. For others, tonight's results come as a disappointment after weeks of campaigning across the Hawkeye state.
Here are some of the highlights from Monday night’s speeches.
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