Cruz takes Iowa; Clinton & Sanders nearly tied
DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa caucus was full of surprises on both side of the political aisle.
A record number of republican voters showed up to caucus. Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) led a crowded field of candidates with 28% of the vote. Donald Trump, who led most polls over the past few months, finished second with 24%, while Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), finished third with 23%.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will drop out of the race after receiving just 2% of the vote.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) finished in a virtual tie, both collecting over 49% of the vote, but less than half of Iowa Caucusers. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley received less than 1% of the vote and is expected to drop out of the race as well.
The next test for candidates is the New Hampshire Primary February 8th. The Primary in Louisiana is March 5th, but you must be registered by Wednesday to vote.