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Caucusing Iowa...Street

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago February 01, 2016 Feb 1, 2016 Monday, February 01 2016 February 01, 2016 10:03 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Discussions were held in homes, gyms and churches Monday night in Iowa for the presidential caucuses. It's different from the primaries held around the country and in Louisiana. Republicans listen to speeches, discuss and cast their votes while Democrats vouch for a candidate and persuade others to join them.

The Louisiana primary isn't until March, but News Two's Brittany Weiss went to Iowa Street in Baton Rouge to hear how voters are leaning, if they were caucusing for a candidate.

"Either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio," Tom Summers explains. "I just think those two, kind of represent my values the best."

"I'm undecided right now," Trevor Sansone says.

"Honestly, I don't like anyone in this election," Mikaela Carender says.

Other voters on Iowa Street said the support Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson. Bernie Sanders, the leading candidate on Iowa Street.

"I just feel like he's got a fresh take," Chris Haugh opines.

"The most important issue to me is getting big money out of politics and I think he's the guy to do it," Maxwell Martin says.

The Iowa caucuses are the first opportunity for voters to pick their candidate for November's election. Winning the caucus is historically a great way for candidates to build momentum. In Iowa, voters have a strong track record for predicting the democratic nominee. Since 1976, Iowa has only been wrong twice. Iowa republicans have a poor track record when it comes to the GOP nominee. The last time was George W. Bush in 2000.

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