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this show is captioned live. good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. iowans cast the first ballots of the 2016 presidential election. let's look at the latest results on two very tight races. texas senator ted cruz is the protected winner of the republic caucuses in what turned out to be a close 3-way battle.
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cruz with 23% with donald trump and marco rubio. ben carson got less than 10%, the rest of the g.o.p. pact were in the lower digits. some candidates were not in iowa. mike huckabee announced he is suspending his campaign. there's a close race on the democratic side, so close the democratic press may not be able to call it. hillary clinton is leading bernie sanders by less than a half of one percentage point. for marylands governor martin o'mallee suspended his campaign after receiving less than 1% of the vote in iowa. michael shure is in dooum in -- de-moyne, at ted cruz's headquarters. the cruz people must be happy. polls seem to show that he was dropping in the last few days of the campaign, instead he pulled out a solid victory.
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i'm schedule michael shure is not there with us. let's bring in david shuster, joe watkins and jeanie to look at this. the convention alt wisdom has been turned. you and i were looking at the counties, david, and it could get to the point where bernie sanders beats hillary clinton. >> the excitement and expectation is growing in bernie sanders camp. they have a large number. still the report, bernie sanders has been beating hillary clinton among voters, he will likely pick up a couple of precincts and aims enough to put him over the top. we see that as 632 to 628. at best, hillary clinton may be able to say she got a draw. but it's looking like a possibility she may end up
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losing. and to come out of iowa and head to new hampshire after lose, a lot of people will take note of bernie sanders and say "who is this guy? what is he about?" that's not the scenario that hillary clinton want. >> the other side of the equation is bernie sanders would do well, and the turn out turned out to be close. also expected was donald trump would win with huge turn out. which there was, but instead he did not do well. >> he did not do well. the entire election we have been shocked and awed at every turn by what happened. i would point to as well the polls, predicting the latest register polls, the gold standard that hillary clinton and donald trump would win. but there was a ted cruz win, and what could be a bernie sanders win or a very narrow victory for hillary clinton. it is a night full of surprises.
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a big question is whether this punk tours the balloon, what do you think? >> if he had won iowa, and won big, he would have had huge momentum heading to new hampshire, now voters will look at ted cruz, and marco rubio is another they'll take a look. he did well, better than expected. >> he probably upended the polls more than anyone else. >> he did. he had south carolina, which is an important state. it will be a little tougher for donald trump to run the take. some suspected he might. >> marco rubio got the endorsement of the only african-american senator, ted scott. and trade-gouty supporting him in south carolina, it could be an interesting race there. >> it could be interesting. this is a bad night for the establishment, a bad night for the establishment. this is ted cruz winning, a guy
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that shut down the republic. you have the foreign leaders, and in the past week they say they'd prefer donald trump than ted cruz, that's how much the republican establishment hads ted cruz, and he is not willing to compromise with anyone. they have a slap in the face with ted cruz winning. the democratic establishment gets a slap in the face, bernie sanders was not a member of the party until he joined the party. the republican establishment might have some light at the end of the tunnel with marco rubio. >> maybe, if he can fend off the challenge that he can face on the government's case, with jed bush and chris christie who are waiting in new hampshire. >> we'll talk about this, but let's head to ali velshi in demoyne. >> it's interesting to here what they are saying, we spoke to
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shaun spicer. both said the narrative is wrong, it's not a reaction. this is what the parties are there for. i wonder if in the back of their mined they think it's a repudiation. we are bernie sanders supporter standing by, and the executive director of democracy for america. charles, how do you feel about this. every time i talk to someone i hear a cheer. how are things going there? . >> it is excite of course, people are overwhelmed by excitement, at the fact that we may win this thing. >> let's talk about what the expectations were. there was a sense that bernie sanders was well within striking distance the at this close, a.p.
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saying they may not call it, it's been within half a per clent for a while. what will this do for the band campaign. we know -- bernie sanders campaign. does it change anything for bernie sanders. . >> we are waiting for the answer. there's a thought he'll take it over. the reality is that we are a candidate 41 points behind, a new months ago, running against almost an incumbent. someone with almost 100% name i.d. here we are on election night, we are ahead in the number of delegates we have won at this point. it's exciting to be here, we feel it's a huge victory, no matter what happens here on out. >> what do you think about the ivory tower, whether it's trump, cruz or bernie sanders supporters. it's a political establishment. is that a view you share, a
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repudiation of the political establishment. >> what we are trying to do here is change the establishment. we are trying to make sure that we take it over so we have it for the people, run by the people. that's what we want to do. we want to change out the establishment, making it so we have an establishment working for all working americans, instead of just working class. >> charles, good to talk to you, thank you for talking to us. charles chamberlain, the executive director of democracy for america. >> we want to head now to michael shure, who is in des moines. ted cruz is declared the g.o.p. winner. a lot of excited people there as they wait for cruz to come out and speak. >> absolutely. the crowd here is watching a ted cruz video, anticipating the
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arrival aft candidate. the campaign director, what a night. >> thank you, it's overwhelming. i want to thank the people of iowa, it helps to meet them face to face, spend time with them. we'll be off to new hampshire and go forward. >> how important was the bus ride. you took a 6-day bus ride, hit 28 different counties, how weren't was that. >> it was really important. we have completed 99 countries, it's a logistical challenge. it takes a lot of organization and hard work. the candidate was doing 6-7 event. most important thing was looking at iowans face to face. looking at the concerns. >> your candidate didn't have a senate colleague out as a surrogate. you have the most conservative
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republican colleague, congressional colleague and representative. how big a difference did steve king make. of all the surrogates, it may be important to say. >> steve king is a rock star. in most places congressional endorsements are good. this one made all the difference in the world. people love steve king. this video now, the reason the crowd is cheering is they saw a picture of steve king. >> tell me something before i let you go, what is tough. tell me about new hampshire. it's not the perfect fit for ted cruz, what is the plan? >> i don't expect to win new hampshire, there are six compeople. there are a lot of conservatives in new hampshire, i grew up in new hampshire. the pro-life people are there, pro-growth and progress people are there. they are sick and tired of the establishment. they want to elect a conservative. they will hang toot.
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and vote for cruz. >> by the end of the night, marco rubio may be closer to you guys than donald trump is to you guys. how do you make that all of a sudden marco rubio is the one you are campaigning against. >> the problem is marco rubio will leave iowa with no money in the bank. we have more money than marco rubio, jed bush, governor kassig combined. we have $90 million, the campaign raised $50 million from small donations. i suspect they'll double down. i suspect there'll be a conservative in the white house since ronald reagan. it's not over yet, we'll fight hard. >> we'll see you along the trial. thank you for your assistance along the way. i don't know if we are going to john or ali, we hear the excitement of the ted cruz people. there's line dancing - a test of
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texas, a lot of press and attention. >> i'll take it, it's antonio mora. we'll head to ali velshi in des moines. michael bringing up with ted cruz's representative on how money plays a big part of it. cruz has a lot of funny, and will help him fund raise more. >> there's a lot of funny going to jed bush that has not been going there because they are waxing marco rubio. very clearly we see a little less to jed bush and more to marco rubio. i want to bring jennifer lawless back in, a professor. one of the books you have written, of the many, isle called - what's it called - about women running to office, why women don't run for office. i want to talk about the candidate in ninth place. carly fiorina, in any normal world, a woman as successful as
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carly fiorina, a c.e.o. with that name recognition wouldn't be running ninth anywhere. what is this - is this something to do with the place that women have in the republican party or is in the nature of this particular race? >> i think it's the nature of this race. we had a crowded field from the outset. it's important to keep in mind that carly fiorina doesn't have previous electoral experience. she ran for the u.s. senate against barbara barker and didn't win. ben carson and others don't have political experience, but it's hard to imagine a scenario where there's that much room for that many people who are not part of politics or people. they do as well as many overall when they run for office. >> how is it playing out for hillary clinton, notwithstanding the fact that she's in a dead heat with bernie sanders as we speak.
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is being a woman fundamentally helping or hurting her in this race? >> well, i think the lessons we can draw from the clinton campaign can't apply to women in general. if we know anything, hillary clinton is not the typical candidate. >> you mentioned earlier that women don't vote in any monolik way. we know millenniums and youth gravitate towards the trump campaign, and the bernie sanders campaign. what happens in terms of different demographics as we move to new hampshire and south carolina. >> i think we are probably going to do two things on the democratic side. bernie sanders's campaign will mobilize young people as match as they can. >> if they eke out a win, it's because of millennials and other voters. we'll see the campaign making a
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pitch. and shoring up turn out for younger voters. hillary clinton does well. in order to continue to make her case to the american people. she'll have to rely on the democratic groups to turn out for her. >> is that hard to do. is that hard to do, to maintain the success and lead that she has with older voter, and at the same time capitalize on those people she nose are coming out for bernie sanders, the same people that came out for ron paul and president obama. >> well i think she needs to make the case to them, that if she's a nominee, they can still be excited, and she's going to deliver on a lot of the sanders promise. she may not get their support in the primary, what is vital for the election, should she be nominee, is they turn out for her. that's the case. even if she can't count on them this time in new hampshire or
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south carolina or nevada. >> good to talk to you again. back to you. >> we are waiting for everybody to come out and speak. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, victor cruz any minute. first, we want to talk about the youth vote. let's go to bernie sanders's campaign. a lot of young people certainly have helped bernie sanders make this a tight race. >> it's an extraordinarily tight race. here at the campaign you see the youth presence, and you see older voters, and when up think of how well he's doing, it's clear he has a wide base of support. his supporters are saying it's really rather extraordinary. when you think about a year ago, a lot of people have never heard of bernie sanders, when we focus on what the caucus is involved in, where you have supporters put their hand up saying "i
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support this candidate", if not enough people support the candidate. they are encouraged to move on to have what it is to compete. this contest shows that bernie sanders can hold himself up against those that have extraordinary credentials, extraordinary first lady, and others. if she does that know, many believe more people will be encouraged to cast a vote for bernie sanders. . >> are they talking to you about whether he'll come out and speak soon. the race is so tight and the associated press said it's so tight they'll not call this, it's likely they will not call this race tonight. >> well, i have spoken to insiders in the campaign. everyone is saying they cannot tell you if he'll come out. again, it's so incredibly tight. any time someone walks outside, there's a huge applause. people are standing up because they are hoping that he comes
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out tonight and it's important to note. if he doesn't win, they are so elated with the showing tonight that they believe he needs to come out and say something. >> all right. we'll keep watching who comes out tonight, and how close these races continue. ted cruz is now coming out there on the stage. again, he has been projected the winner of the republican caucuses in iowa way. let's listen in to the senator as he's about to speak, celebrating onstage. there is steve king, a big supporter of senator cruz in iowa, he's getting a lot of credit for their success in iowa. >> it's not about money, ted cruz has a lot of funny in the bank. more than ted cruz and john
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bush. >> the campaign as opposed to the super pacts. >> that will help him now, because he'll have a flood of new money from those that look up and see he's won the iowa caucus ks. he is in -- cubing causes moving -- caucuses moving forward, he's in great shape. >> michael shure is there in the room. i am sure a lot of excited people. >> yes, a lot of excited people. you look on the stage, antonio. and i hear that it's you, antonio. when you look at the stage, you see steve king, two important parts of that sort of the secret to his success tonight in iowa, and since march when he started the campaign, this is the payoff. you see a popular conservative thinker, and then you see ted cruz. who is the embody. of all of that for the voters in
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iowa. >> all right. let's listen in to what senator cruz has to say. >> god bless the great state of iowa. [ cheering and applause ] >> let me first of all say to god be the glary. tonight is a victory for the grass roads: tonight is a victory for courage awes conservatives across iowa, and
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all across the great nation. tonight the sate of iowa has spoken. iowa has sent notice that the republican nom nigh and the next president of the united states will not be chosen. will not be chosen by the washington established. will not be chosen by the lobbyists. but will be chosen by the most incredible powerful force where
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all sovereignty resides in our nation by we the people, the american people. tonight, thanks to the incredible hard work of everyone gathered here, of courageous conservatives across this state, we, together, earn the votes of 48,608 iowans. to put in perspective the incredible victory you have won tonight, it is the most votes cast for any republican primary winner. [ cheering ]
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[ chanting ] tonight is a victory for millions of americans who a shouldered the burden of 7 years of washington deals run amok. tonight is a victory for every american who watched in dismay as career politicians in washington in both parties refused to listen and too often failed to keep their commitments to the people. tonight is a victory for everyone that understands that after we survived eight long years of the president obama presidency, that not one personality can right the wrongs done by washington. the millions that understand it's a commitment to the constitution, that we rise and return to a higher standard.
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the very standard that gave birth to the nation that we have known -- the greatest nation that we have ever known. to the revolutionary understanding that all men and all women are created equal. that our rights do not come from the democratic party, or the republican party or even from the tea party. >> our rights come from our creator. and the federal government's role, the federal government's responsibility is to defend those fundamental rights, to defend us. and while americans will continue to suffer under a president who has set an agenda that is causing millions to hurt
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across this country, i want to remind you of the promise of scripture - weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. [ cheering ] >> tonight, iowa has proclaimed to the world morning is coming. morning is coming. [ cheering and applause ] >> from day one, this campaign has been a movement. from millions of americans across this country to organise, to rally, to come together. whatever washington says, they cannot keep the people down. and tonight is a testament to
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the people commitments to their yearnings to get back to our core commitment, free market principles, constitutional liberties, and the judeo christian values that built this great nation. when the washington lobbyist settled on other candidates in this race, when the media in one voice said a conservative cannot win, nationwide over-800,000 contributions poured in to tedcruz.org as courageous conservatives said "yes, we can." 800,000 contributions to tedcruz.org with an average contribution of $67. that is the power of grassroots.
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but it's more than that. it's 12,000 volunteers here in the state of iowa. it's over 200,000 volunteers all across this great nation. you know, during the course of this campaign, people have asked heidi and me "are you tired?" and i will admit it is 16, 18 hours a day, six, seven days a week. [ laughs ] >> we are not tired at all.
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[ cheering and applause ] to the contrary, we are inspired by each and every won of you. i leap out of bed every morning, amazed that at a time when our country is in crisis, every won of us has the opportunity to stand a lead that we have been put in a place of leadership, for such a time as this an emotionalist popular speech by ted cruz. hillary clinton is beginning to speak. she's in a tight race with bernie sanders. >> an unbelievable night. what a great campaign. this has been an incredible honour to campaign across iowa, with so many of you, make the case for the kind of future we
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want. for the democratic party and for the united states of america. there is so much at stake in this election, i don't need to tell you. every single one of you that came out for me, that worked so many hours from my young organizers with energy and passion. [ cheering and applause ] >> to the families and friends across this state. i am deeply grateful. well, i love you. but here is what i want you to know. it is rare. it is rare that we have the opportunity we do now. to have a real contest of ideas. to really think hard about what the democratic party stands for,
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and what we want the future of our country to look like if we do our part to build it. i am a progressive who gets things down for people. [ cheering and applause ] >> i am honoured to stand in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough. that standing still is not an option, and that brings people together to find ways forward that will improve the lives of americans. i look back over the years of my involvement from that very first job i had at the children's defense n -- fund, and i know what we are capable of doing, i know we can create more good paying jobs and raise incomes for hard-working americans
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again. i know we can finish the job of universal health care coverage for every single man, woman and child. i know - i know we can combat climate change, and be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. i know we can make our education system work for every won of our children, especially those that come with disadvantages. i know we can make college affordable, and get student debt off the backs of young people. and i though we can protect our rights, women's rights, gay rights. voting rights. immigrant rights. workers rights. i know, too, we can stand up to the gun lobby and get
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commonsense gun safety measures. and how do we do that? we do that - we do that by securing the nomination and then we do it by winning and going into that white house as others before have - determined to push forward on the great goals and values that unite us as americans. i congratulate my esteemed friends and opponents. i wish governor o'mallee the best, he's a great public servant that has served marylands and our country. and i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america. in the last few weeks, in the last few weeks we finally began
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to have what i think is one of the most important substantive conversations that the democratic party could have. and i am thrilled at all of the people who are playing a part in that. i know that we may have differences of opinion about how best to achieve our goals. but i believe we have a very clear idea that the democratic party and this campaign stands for what is best in north america, and we have to be united. when it is all said and done, we have to be united against a republican vision and candidates... candidates... site.
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militia men operate road blocks around the shrine. hezbollah and other iraqi and ..appealing to, and i intend to stand against it. i will not - i will not let their decisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've made be successful. because we can't afford that. so as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief - thank you, iowa... [ cheering and applause ] ..i want you to know i will keep doing what i have done my entire life. i will be standing up for you. i will keep fighting for you. i will always work to achieve the america that i believe in, where the promise of that dream that we hold out to our children and our grandchildren never fades, but inspires generations.
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join me, let's go win the nomination. thank you all and god bless you fired up hillary clinton, sounding as if she had won the democratic caucus in iowa, which she has yet to do, because with 93% of the precincts reporting, it's a less than 1 percentage point race between her and vermont senator bernie sanders. let's get back to our political panel. jeanie, professor of campaign management at n.y.u., an al jazeera contributors of the republican joe watkins, a former aid to president george h.w. bush, and al jazeera's political correspondent david shuster. we have michael shure too. i'll start with you jeanie, most people would think of the hillary clinton being the epitome of the democratic establishment. the speech was about her being a reformer and progressive.
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>> yes, she's trying to move into that territory and see if she can make gains on bernie sanders. you look back six months a year, and the idea that bernie sanders, 74 years old, an independent until recently will be this close to her in the iowa caucus. looking like she'll win, and raising the money from all d donatio donations. it's astounding what is happening. and you see that hillary clinton is feeling that, she'll move to the left as far as she can and see if she can make any headway against a formidable opponent no one would spect a 74-year-old, a not well-known senator from vermont could have mounted a challenge. do you think it's for a long term or it's an iowa and new hampshire thing. >> money really matters, and the ability to raise a lot of funny,
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and to stay longer and contest. certainly it helps bernie sanders's from a momentum standpoint. giving them a lot of momentum heading into south carolina. he has a lot of work to do. hillary clinton will be strong, he's a popular african-american, she'll have a lot of support and head off into nevada and super-tuesday. money is what it takes to have organizations on the ground. and as we found tonight, organization on the ground matters. >> she has campaign and super pack money. >> the super pact money is crucial. but she can't coordinate. >> hillary clinton started the month of january with $35 million in the campaign. you sub tract what she spent in iowa. bernie sanders raised $20 million in january. he has more money in the bank than clinton. if you talk about campaign to
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campaign. bernie sanders an outspend her in new hampshire, and carolina, and other places what hillary clinton has to count on is the super pack can craft a message in keeping with the pay she pivoted, away from i'm pragmatic, i can get things down in washington, the progressive issues that bernie sanders has been talking about that we heard about that. education, dealing with universal health care and clean energy. >> if she moves to the left, could that be an issue in the general election. >> now she has to focus on the nominations. whatever it takes, and take her chances with what happens. >> let's talk about the republican party. i want to bring in kingston, retired not that long ago. congressman, from washington d.c., good to have you with us. what do you think the developments in the g.o.p. race
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bode for the republican party moving forward? >> well, i think a strong win by cruz really did make a great statement for his organizational ability, we'll see that organization again, particularly in the south for the sec, the superprimary, and south carolina before that. he's leaving iowa with 19 million. he's got a lot of moment up. it's a good lesson for pump. he wasn't to bombastic. marco rubio, a lot more feisty. he'll gain a commercial amount of money from donors. i think in terms of ben carson, he had a good comeback, i don't know if the lower tier candidates will drive a stake in the ground in new hampshire at this point.
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one thing you noticed on the victory speeches on the republican side, they took a shot at hillary, and reminded voters about email and ethic issues. so many in washington are talking about a brokered convention in the republican party, they may want to look at what happened in the democratic party, as your panelist talked about, bernie sanders, an effective member of congress in the house and senate. full of soft and irresponsible rhetoric, and may be on the brink of beating hillary clinton in iowa, which should be her home turf. this is the fourth time a choint has been on the iowa ballot. this should be familiar territory. i think the democrat voters tonight are saying, you know what, i'm not comfortable with the explanations she's given us about her emails. >> as our viewers may see from the screen, it is getting even
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tighter in iowa. right now 93% reporting, there's a separation of 0.2 of the percentage point. that is how close the race is there. >> what do you think this does for next week's new hampshire primary. trump was way ahead there. cruz was competing. not anywhere close to trump. do you think we'll see cruz and rubio soaring, making it a closer race? >> i think they'll make it a closer race. they probably want to get through with it, and plough ahead to south carolina. nevada, i think, will be a battle ground. it's 30 delegates. as the last primary before super-tuesday. they play in there. i think you can see a lot more of the rhetoric that appeals to the base, to talk about being
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pro-gun and live, tough on i.s.i.s. organizational ability. so much rhetoric is the same. organization was the key in iowa. that's why cruz did well. 12,000 volunteers, making 20,000 phone calls each and every day, including glenn beck, and he was willing to work after being endorsed as opposed to sarah palin, who did the cameo and moved on. i think the endorsement and the behaviour of those people may show a difference between the trump and the cruz campaign, one works, and another maybe a little more talking. >> it's been quite a night. we appreciate you having spend it with us. we'll see what happens as we go into new hampshire this week. ali velshi has been watching this from des moines, let's head back to you. >> i remember the last primaries, i was up until the sun came up. there was a couple of boxes of
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votes missing, we had to chase down two elderly women and find out what was going on. who is the 7% who have not reported on the democratic side. i'm puzzled in 2016 who the people are. 0.2 of a per cent separating bernie sanders and hillary clinton. let's bring in dave levinthal. at the moment they are neck and neck. these are different campaigns with different money raising bases. you have ted cruz on the republican side, going to new hampshire, he's not in much of a lead. talk to me about the money of leading candidates. what is ted cruz's financial situation and ability to raise money through super pacs. >> ted cruz's financial information is excellent. he has a lot of funny controlled by his own campaign, and he went
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into the year with 18 or so million cash on hand. it's zaftenlt, relative to -- significant amount, relative to the other campaign. where it comes to bear is the constellation of super pacts. groups that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, he has about $50 million between his camp and super pac, is that he's going into 2015 with. aside from jed bush, who has a bit more money, ted cruz is in a good position, he may not win new hampshire and go to south carolina with a loss, but finally speaking he's going well. >> let me ask you this. after each one of those debates where jed bush underperformed. and it was holding off on the sidelines, after tonight there had to be money on the sidelines
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waiting to see how marco rubio would perform, the first time people had to cast ballots. do we not see him getting the biggest gain out of this. >> he could well be. it may be a matter of wait until after new hampshire or south carolina for a republican establishment donor to get off the sideline and make big dollar donations. will marco rubio be that guy. it's looking good for him, but john kassig holding out hope. chris christie holding out hope. there's a game or two two be decided before that happens. marco rubio is feeling pretty good. he has a lot of support too. even a nonprofit organization. >> it's important to remember that chris christie, and john kassig put a lot of energy into new hampshire. we know that bernie sanders put a lot of energy into new
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hampshire. he is behinds by a smidge at the moment. he's is guy that doesn't want super pac money but this will help fundraising. >> he's been able to cobble together small donations in a way no other candidates has. are the superpacs supporting hillary clinton, and for the most part has kept the powder dry, will they go after bernie sanders, if he win, goes into new hampshire and wins well. hillary clinton is faced with a difficult choice, and the super pacs raised tens of millions, they may have to invest some of that in attacking bernie sanders, as opposed to holding off hillary clinton to get the nomination and go after republicans, that's what they want to do, they may not have the talk. >> dave levinthal from the
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center for public integrity. >> thank you for heading with us all night. let's head to des moines. we go to bernie sanders's iowa campaign headquarters. we are waiting for the senator to come out and speak. they were watching hillary clinton as she spoke. . >> i don't know if you can see it now, he's taking to the stage. we are going to hear him speak. [ cheering and applause ] >> you can see that he's taken the stage and at its core this is about - the caucus is about finding a candidate who is the most viable to win the big raise, when you thing -- big race. when you think about where bernie sanders came from, he came here, holding his own against arguably a well-known powerful woman in the world.
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a senator, his supporters are elated. he is about to speak. the supporters, despite a lot of talk that they would only be younger millennials, you see a lot of middle age people, senior citizens who came out here. >> thank you. thank you iowa. thank you. nine months ago we came to this beautiful city and we had no political organization, we in no money, we in no name, recognition and we were taking on the most colourful political organization in the united states of america.
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[ cheering and applause ] >> and tonight while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie. [ cheering and applause ] [ laughs ] [ cheering and applause ] >> whoa. [ cheering and applause ] >> and while... [ chanting ] [ laughs ] and while the results are still not complete, it looks like we'll have half of the iowa
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delegates. [ cheering and applause ] >> i want to take this opportunity to congratulate secretary clinton. yes. [ clapping ] >> and her organization for waging a very vigorous campaign, and i want to thank governor o'mallee. [ clapping ]. >> it's never easy to lose. i have lost more than one campaign, but he should know that he contributed a whole lot to the dialogue, that he ran an issue oriented campaign, that he won the respect of the american people. [ cheering and applause ]
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>> as i think about what happened tonight. i think the people of iowa sent a political profound message to the political establishment, and, by the way, to the media establishment. [ cheering and applause ] >> that is given the enormous crisis facing our entry, it is just too late for establishment politics and economics. >> what the american people have said - and by the way i hear this not just from progressors, i hear it from conservatives, i hear it from moderates, and that
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is we can no longer continue to have a corrupt campaign finance system... [ cheering and applause ] >> i am the former chairman of the senate veterans committee, and in that capacity not only have a worked hard to protect the interest of our veterans, i've had the privilege of meeting so many men and women that put their lives on the line to protect us and defend our way of life. and what they were protecting was an american democracy one person one vote, not billionaires buying electioning. [ cheering and applause ] >> i am overwhelmed, and i am moved bit the fact that millions
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of people throughout the country helped volunteer in our campaign. that we have received in this campai campaign three and a half million individual contributions. people who went to berniesanders.com. and do you know what the average contribution was? it was $27. [ cheering and applause ] >> we do not represent interests of the billionaire class, wall street or corporate america. we don't want their money r and i am very proud to tell you that we are the only candidate on the democratic side without a
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superpac. [ cheering and applause ] >> and the reason that we have done so well here in iowa - the reason i believe we'll do so well in new hampshire and in the other states that follow - the reason is the american people are saying no to a rigged economy. [ cheering and applause ] >> they no longer want to see an economy in which the average american works longer hours for low wages, while almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1%. [ cheering and applause ] what the american people understand is this country was based and is based on fairness.
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on fairness. it is not fair when the top 0.1 of 1% today owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. it is not fair when the 20 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than the bottom half of america a very excited bernie sanders speaking to a very fired up room of supporters. celebrating even though he has yet to actually win the democratic caucus in iowa. right now, with 94% of the precincts reporting, hillary clinton is ahead, now by about 0.4 of a percentage point. very, very close. this makes us want to think forward to next week in new hampshire, where lisa stark is in manchester with a preview of what is to come.
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>> everyone will be descending on new hampshire, we have three senators here, they skipped the iowa as. kassig, chris christie and jed bush. they did not do well in iowa, they are hoping to do well here. they are facing marco rubio, who did so well in iowa. can he bring that momentum into new hampshire and take the mantle of the establishment candidate. on the democrat side, we had democrats debating, and republicans, before the new hampshire voters go to the poll. those debates taking on extra importance. bernie sanders has a big lead in the polls in new hampshire. don't count clinton out. the clintons popular, bill clinton especially, and eight years ago hillary clinton was behind president obama here in new hampshire, and managed to pull out a win. we'll have a lot to look forward
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to in the next week. >> lisa stark in manchester and back to jeanie, joe watkins and david shuster. we have michael shure in des moines. >> no one has down a better job than sure rsh, he has gone to -- michael shure, he has go to every political event. the guys and girls love michael shure, i think you have a bet to settle up. do you want to start singing? >> you know, david, until the dogs are official, i know it's 0.4 -- until the results are official. i know the results are 0.4. i'll save my words. >> michael made a prediction that was a little off. >> just a little off. had it been right, they would have been talking about it a lot. >> you predicted hillary would
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win by a lot. that couldn't happen. let's get final thought from all of you. what do you think, do you think we'll see the establishment start coalesces around marco rubio, who is one of the big movers. >> i think it's after new hampshire, that the establishment folks that don't do well may drop out. that mate whittle down the number, and you may see it coalescing behind a candidate. i think it will take until after-new hampshire, and on the more conservative side we'll see those people hanging in there a little long. er. >> do you agree. >> you can't discount organization. despite the polling data, you saw it. same in new hampshire, donald trump pulled ahead. ground game matters. don't be surprised if someone that didn't register tonight does well in new hampshire. >> he did poorly, as did most of
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the other republican candidates. >> what do you think this means for donald trump. he's got the big lead in new hampshire, something hurt him, was it the debate he didn't show up at. >> i think it ratchets up the importance of new hampshire, because donald trump did not get the victory, and it was a bad night for the clinton campaign. she faces the prospect to scramble to get a victory in new hampshire, if she doesn't, a lot will say what is going on if she can't bin decisively against a socialist democrat. >> thank you all three of you, it's been an exciting night. ted cruz, projected winner for the the republicans, we don't know who will win on the republican size. i'm antonio mora, thank you for joining us. we'll have more news from al jazeera next. xt.
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