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>> it was good. see you after the national -- >> all right. so here's the final vote of the evening. if all of the remaining attendees could listen up and confirm this slate, we need to ratify this slate. all right. as you know, we have myself, drew gench and casey erickson as
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members of the polk county central committee from this precinct. we also have cindy pederson, elizabeth krimmings, john lacy, erin and debra fish as delegates for the clinton campaign. we have -- casey e rickson, ja na rud -- >> carol does that sound right? do those names sound like your delegates? >> debra fish is on the platform committee. casey erickson is on the platform committee. jana rud is on the platform committee and lilian browning on the platform committee. alternate delegates, we have benjamin fee for clinton, carol baty for sanders, charlie brown
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for sanders, mary frymouth helt for clinton. julie flemming for clinton. chris tin anderson for clinton ann disher for clinton, ben hump fri for clinton, erin ding us for clinton, can i have a motion to ratify that slate? do i have a second? >> carol, if you have any alternates. >> all in favor say aye. >> aye! >> all opposed say nay. excellent. we have ratified the slate. are we now ready to adjourn? >> yes. >> thank you very much everybody for all your service and your help. i appreciate you for sticking around to the bitter end. thank you for your service. >> can i take a picture of that maybe? >> hillary just wants -- the campaign wants to track them long-term so we get them all to the county convention. the focus turns now to new hampshire where the first in the nation primary will be held a
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week from today. the union leader writing that florida senator marco rubio is promising a full-court press in that state after arriving there early this morning following a third place result in last night's iowa caucuses. senator rubio is trying to establish himself as the main gop threat to front-runner donald trump who continues to lead the polls here and hold off iowa caucuses' winner ted cruz. a v.i.p. vice chair greeted rubio at his campaign stop says his candidate has the ability to break out because he connects with people so fast. and senator rubio will be in exter later today. we'll have that live at 6:00 p.m. eastern starting on c-span3. at 7:00 donald trump will speak to supporters in milford, new hampshire, that will be live on our companion network c-span2. last night's boone county caucus held at the des moines area community college as surrogates for each candidate gave a short
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speech in favor of their candidate, residents nominated to county and state conventions. here's a look at that event. [ technical difficulties ] >> here's a look at what happened at the des moines area community college.
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>> if i could have your attention please. in about two minutes the doors are going to close, which means no more people will be in line to be able to register. process started. in the meantime, we have a few more people to get in. another thing that we need we have surrogates for all candidates except for three, in other words we have someone speaking for all 12 candidates except for three of them. we have nine out of the 12. i'm going to tell you who those
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candidates are. and if someone from the audience wants to come up and speak for that particular candidate, they will need to come forward, give us your name and we'll give you the parameters. you get 30 -- not 30 minutes. excuse me. trust me, folks, it's been a long day. you get three minutes. so you get three minutes. but there are three candidates and if someone would like to come and speak for one of the three, we need just one person for each three. kasich, gilmore or carly. so if anyone would be interested in speaking for either of the three of those candidates, please come down and see me. the other thing that we did not get it announced, we were going to do it as people leave, on the table in front, and it could be done now if you'd like to, are the nomination papers for various offices. and so if you want to come up
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and sign them, steve king has some here. chip baltimore, governor grassley, jerry bane, i think there's a couple more. but if you want to come forward and sign them, you're welcome to do that now while we're waiting. otherwise there will be time after the caucus to do that also. and we'll try to proceed just as quickly as possible. thanks a lot for your patience.
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>> good evening everyone. the time has came. we can get started. [ cheers and applause ] 15 minutes late, but look around the room. what a crowd. great. very great. i'd like to welcome every one of you here. i'm the chair of the boone county republican central committee and a member of the state central committee. i'm addressing you tonight on behalf of the boone county republican party to welcome you and to review some basics before the official business of the caucus is conducted. let's first begin with our pledge of allegiance.
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i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indy v in divisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. all right. we're going to talk about the purpose of the caucus. we are here as republican neighbors to first conduct a presidential poll. secondly, to elect precinct people to the county central committee. thirdly, to elect delegates, alternates and junior delegates to the county convention. and fifth, to discuss and submit platform issues to the county
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convention. there's never a meeting like this where there aren't some rules. and i'm going to go through them. they're very short, but it's very important that everybody understands them and that we all obey and go by them. first off, no signs of any kind will be allowed inside the building except those posted by the owner of the building. secondly, no noise making instruments of any kind will be allowed inside this area. thirdly, people who attend -- excuse me, people who attempt to disrupt the procedures will be removed from the building. fourth, members of the media will need to check-in, receive credentials and stay in the media area until the caucus is concluded unless prior arrangements have been made. and last, only boone county residents who have checked in and received an official ballot will be allowed inside the precinct areas.
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as of now we have ten reps that will be speaking. we still need two more. you've probably got three or four minutes if someone else needs to come up. we need someone for gilmore and someone for carly fiorina. if someone wants to come up in the next couple of minutes, they can still do that otherwise that opportunity will be gone. each of you as a registered republican has a presidential ballot. they will be marked and collected during precinct business. as your precinct finishes, you will be allowed to leave. but please respect the other precincts that are still conducting this business. if you plan to submit a platform suggestion, please take and fill out an index card as soon as the precinct business begins.
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and actually you can get the cards as soon as you want from the captains -- or the chair people at the tables. you can start writing them down. it will save a lot of time if you have something unless you have them already pre-written. if there's any discussion about the platform suggestions, it will be limited to two in favor which includes the initial presenter and there be two opposed to that particular platform suggestion. everyone who is talking about platforms will be allowed one minute to speak. at this time we're going to hear from our presidential candidate representatives. and they are here in the order that they signed in. there's no special treatment given to anyone. they will be given three minutes to discuss and talk about their candidate. and if you would give them your utmost attention.
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thank you very much. and first we start with congressman steve king for cruz. [ applause ] >> thank you, gary. thank you, gary. thanks for the welcome. and this is a great big night for iowa. we get to make a recommendation to the rest of the country on who we think should be the next president of the united states. and i can't say enough about y'all being here and filling this gym tonight. i'm here speaking on behalf of ted cruz. you'll know that i have not endorsed a presidential candidate in eight years. i said it has to be a conviction. well, it came to a conviction for me on november 13th. i announced november 16th and i've been working with the cruz campaign ever since. here are some things that come with a president cruz. first, he is a full spectrum constitutional christian conservative. it's in his bones.
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and he was spoon fed the constitution and the bible at the kitchen table. i know a little bit about what that is like. it goes into you. and it stays. and your convictions will allow you to face down about anything if it goes deep in your bones. here's what you get with ted cruz. he has been a fighter that has fought for each of these things in a public arena. he has defended innocent unborn human life. he's done so before the united states supreme court. and he did so with the partial birth abortion case successfully. he has also defended marriage before the court between a man and a woman. and he believes it. he's been active. he's been a fighter. he's also defended religious liberty in a number of ways before the courts as well as the second amendment. you know the decision the first time we really won anything for our gun rights it was ted cruz that put that case together that protected at least the right to keep and bear arms to a degree in the heller case. and along the way i put a lot of
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my effort into battling obamacare. i want obamacare ripped out by the roots. ted cruz has fought it as hard as anybody in the united states senate. he will do that and push the congress to repeal it word for word. he's taken on the washington cartels. he has fought amnesty every step of the way. and his immigration policy has signed off on by jeff sessions and steve king and ted cruz has signed that policy as well. and he will tear to shreds the iranian nuclear deal, which is a terrible nuclear deal. now, the question you might have is, what about ethanol? i sat down with ted cruz on this mid-summer. and i wanted to convince him that my way was the right way. i do believe it is to a degree, but he said i've written a bill to phase down the rfs over five years. not abruptly end it. the rfs sunsets in 2022. i will tell you it's gone any way. but what ted cruz has done he
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said i will tear down the blend wall and give you market access to e-25 and e-30, and i'll use the antitrust laws to make sure that ethanol will be sold at the pumps in order to shut down the petroleum industry that's trying to shut us down. there's a better future for ethanol with ted cruz than anybody else's plan. we need a constitutional conservative. i believe in him. i ask you to vote for him tonight. thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks, congressman. thank you very much. our next speaker will be ashley rungee speaking for senator rubio. ashley. [ applause ] >> good evening. my name is ashley rungy. i hope you will join me in supporting senator marco rubio tonight. i'm voting for marco because i believe he not only will unite our party but has the greatest chance of beating hillary
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clinton or bernie sanders in november. marco believes in american exceptionalism and reverse obama's disastrous policies including obamacare. he is committed to defeating isis and securing our borders. i've heard marco speak. i'm convinced that his faith in christ has been a great influence in his life. as president, marco's christian values will guide him in making the best decisions for our country. 2016 is a pivotal point in the direction of the united states. i want a president who believes in america, who will uphold our constitution and who will unite our country. please join me in caucusing for marco rubio tonight. thank you. [ applause ]
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>> thank you, ashley. third speaker will be denny hammon representing donald trump. >> good evening. welcome. my name is denny hammon and i'm representing donald trump for president. there's a lot of things that i have that support for donald. and i'm going to give you a few of them, but first of all, folks, washington is broke. we've got to fix what's going on out there. we've -- they've had their chance. congress, to do things. and it doesn't seem to get done. donald is a doer. he will get it done. and a few things that i think to point out to show that he's going to do such things may follow. first of all, don's tax plan. he'll lower the taxes in the middle class, he will take his
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business experience and uniquely qualify to grow the economy. he's dealt with the world leaders throughout his business career. and most importantly he knows how to negotiate. also, mr. trump understands the illegal immigration program. and problem that we have. we have to build that wall. there isn't a candidate out there that doesn't agree with that. he will get that done. he will make mexico pay for it. he also has to take care of the syrian problem. we have got to stop this illegal immigration coming into this country. the insurgents needs to be done before they get into the country, not after. it makes a lot simpler way to stop it before it begins. number three, mr. trump if you remember is self-funding
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campaign. he's not taking money from any wealthy or special interest groups. he's not doing this for the money, folks. and he won't have to owe any favors to anybody in paybacks. that to me is very key. he is free to make decisions on his own and that are in the best interest of america. also, mr. trump knows that it's smart to benefit the american people, and he will do that by cracking down on china, mexico, japan and bring these jobs back to america. i'm in the car business. i know this personally. our gm products are built all over the world. we need to bring that back here. he has had that negotiation process done through his entire life and knows how to deal with those particular people. to maintain what he has built
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and to want more than he has and to continue to grow, he knows how to negotiate with the world leaders and to bring everything back here so that we can get america going again. also, mr. trump wants our military -- he has to build this up. we look so weak around the world. he will build the military back to where it once was. we also will take care of our vets. he has done that in the past week that you saw. i'm sorry. my time is up. i hope you all vote for mr. trump. thank you for your time. [ applause ] >> thank you. next, pete wasberger will be speaking for governor bush. pete, i can bring it to you over there. do you want to speak from where you are at or do you want to come up front?
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>> i hope the time i spent walking up here wasn't deducted from my allotted time. greetings, my fellow republicans. tonight i am honored to speak on behalf of governor jeb bush. i'm not going to follow the script that the campaign gave me. instead, i want to tell you why i support governor bush based on my own perspective.
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before i get to that, the campaign hierarchy insisted that i mention governor bush's outstanding record in florida as a governor. okay. i've mentioned it. but i'm realistic enough to know that if you are talking outstanding governors, everyone in this room knows that no one can compare to our own terry branstad. this campaign has disappointed me. the divisiveness of it is disgusting. part of the reason governor bush is not doing well in the polls is because for the most part he
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stayed above all of that. that's a fine example i think for all of us. we must be a party that reaches out to those who do not strictly adhere to all of our values. governor bush does this. but this does not mean that his own values and the ones he will support as president are significantly different from any of ours. we need to have a strong yet reasonable voice for our values. otherwise, we risk letting those
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values be subjugated. the average voter on either side is looking for that reasonable voice. we must not alienate them. i am not an evangelical. but the impression of evangelism that i have is that it's a philosophy of reaching out with love to those who do not share all their views in hopes of gently getting them to at least listen to those views and beliefs. in my opinion, based on personal and political experience that goes back more than a half century, all of our potential nominees, jeb bush is the most qualified to reach out with the voice of reason which america craves.
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yet, we will not betray any of the values that we, the base of the republican party, cherish. one more very personal note. governor bush is the tallest of the candidates. yet, if i am to be an example in any form, let that form be the fact that i have managed to overcome my personal prejudice and still support him. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, pete. our next presenter is for dr.
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carson. rita davenport. [ applause ] there you are. okay. >> thank you. all right. hi, neighbors. i'm rita davenport. i'm caucusing for dr. ben carson. my husband jeremy and i are lifelong iowans and residents of boone since 2002. i work right here at the des moines area community college so if you're thinking i look familiar, that's probably why. i'm also proud to say my family has lived in iowa since the late 1800s. others of you may know i'm a longtime member of the boone county republican central committee for precinct one. even before i came to boone i proudly served on committees beginning in 1990.
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i know that working at the local level is how things get done. and i believe, of course, that government that is closest to the people is the best kind of government. i also believe in the grassroots work for change. if i see something that i think should be changed, i will not just talk about it. i will work to change it. the proof, i started volunteering with the national draft ben carson for president movement two years ago. this evening i'm joined by these wonderful ladies. we have brandy lee and her daughter abby lee. they are also part of that effort. i'm glad to stand before you this evening to say that all of that clamoring we did from thousands of volunteers across the united states worked. the result, dr. ben carson is a candidate for the republican nomination for president of the united states. now, i need to tell you why i support dr. ben carson.
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tonight, everyone will say their candidate is the best choice. they say their candidate will fight for whatever you want to hear. unlike a politician, dr. carson's moral compass does not bend. when the going gets tough or the polls may compromise convenient. dr. carson has the strength, judgment, clarity and trustworthiness that can inspire america forward. those of us who follow dr. carson know that he does not bow to political correctness. he is a humble man. he is more likely to talk to god in prayer than to talk about himself. we need a leader who prays. we all know dr. carson's story. only in america could a boy from the streets of detroit pull himself out of poverty through hard work, prayer and determination. dr. carson is the man with the strength and judgment to keep america safe. he has this unique distinction and qualification of all the candidates.
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dr. carson really has had 2:00 a.m. calls where he would frequently have to rapidly analyze complex information and situations to make literally decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. some people worry that dr. carson isn't loud enough. but you don't heal the sick by yelling. our nation is sick. we won't heal it by yelling either. the task before us will require judgment and a good diagnosis for how to revive america. god has blessed america. god has blessed dr. carson. just as he has blessed many of the candidates currently running. dr. carson has seen sickness and he's fought it. our country is sick. they are looking for the government to take care of them. families are breaking down. our country is sick. more importantly, dr. carson has the strength to inspire us to be that shining city on the hill again. only in america is a story like
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dr. carson's possible. i'm caucusing for dr. carson because i want that same opportunity for my family, for my neighbors and for millions of people i will never have met. i'm proud to stand here tonight and ask you to not only think with your head but to act with your heart and join me. let's make today the day when we the people stand for what's right and set america back on the path of righteousness, success and opportunity with dr. carson, united states of america is in safe hands. [ applause ] >> thank you, rita. thank you, ladies. next we will have a representative for senator santorum. charlie kastolnick. charlie. >> thank you. [ applause ]
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my name is charlie kastolnick. tonight, i'm here to vote for rick santorum. a faithful husband, a home-school dad to seven children and a former u.s. senator from pennsylvania. our top priority tonight must be to vote for the person who is prepared to be commander in chief on day one. rick has the most foreign policy experience of all the candidates. he served eight years on the senate armed services committee. he helped modernize our military and authored sanctions on syria and iran. rick is the only candidate isis has targeted by name as their enemy. at home, our conservative values are under attack. not only by foreign fighters but also by the political establishment that wants us to remain silent about our moral values. yet we can't have limited government without a moral code
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that binds us and constrains our passions. morality and natural law are the basis for our constitution and our american way of life. the stop fighting for these is to compromise the very rights endowed by our creator that led to our founders to revolution. despite what some candidates may say, no government, neither federal nor state, can justly pass civil laws that conflict with natural law. we don't need to compromise. we need a warrior to fight for them. there is one candidate in this race whose care is beyond reproach, whose achievements for our movement are many and who can be trusted to lead us into battle and win. rick santorum fought to end partial birth abortions. he forced the only vote on a federal marriage amendment. he ended a federal entitlement. he created health savings
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accounts. he also defeated two democratic incumbents in two separate elections in a purple state despite being outnumbered by a million democrats. rick hasn't just fought. he has fought and won. tonight, we have the privilege to be the first in the nation. we don't follow polls. we determine them. by voting for rick, we signal to isis that we're prepared for war. we signal to iowans that republicans care about our economy while some candidates promise to end the renewable fuel standard, and weaken our economy, rick will protect the rfs. we signal the future campaigns that work ethic matters. rick has outworked every our candidate holding 300 public events and reaching all 99 counties six months ago. we also signal to the political establishment that iowans will not surrender our moral values and that we found our warrior. rick santorum is the candidate
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we have been looking for. join me tonight and cast your vote for senator rick santorum. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, charlie. governor huckabee's speaker will be justin young. >> my name is jenson young. i'm honored to be here in iowa. i'm a louisiana grassroots chairman. i'm obviously a few miles from home. one thing we noticed when we were in louisiana, we got to see governor huckabee up close when he was governor. i remember when the clinton democrats tried to shove tax raises -- raising taxes down the throats of arkansas people. governor huckabee got up at a press conference, stood up and
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said -- created a tax me more fund which was a press conference so democrats could voluntarily pay for taxes instead of having the good people of arkansas pay those taxes. i also remember during hurricane katrina when governor huckabee had a people first paperwork later approach when my fellow louisianans were coming into our arkansas needing food, shelter and just to be loved and respected. governor huckabee stood up to some folks in washington who wanted everybody centralized like they were at the astro dome. he stood up and helped our people in louisiana. i'm personally very grateful for that. you guys have seen him here in iowa. you know him. he has been here several times. he has been to every county. he is the same fellow here that he is at a fund-raiser in new
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orleans or a fund-raiser in new york city. you are never going to see him change based on that. he will protect social security and medicare. he has supported fully the fair tax, which would truly eliminate the irs. he has been a big supporter of agriculture, not just in iowa, but in arkansas when he was governor. he is a great person. many of you have got to know him and his wife janet. they're as real as you can get. i remember when his wife was at a function in louisiana. she was asked what did she miss about the -- about him being on fox news. she just replied, the paycheck. you know, she was just -- they are those kind of people. they are the people you want in your living room. they are the people you want leading america. i think -- i don't think you will find a better person, better candidate. you won't find a stronger leader when fighting the democrats
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because he has done it. he has beaten them time and time again. the clintons would send people -- send their supporters into arkansas, send surrogates and come in and speak for them against governor huckabee, and he consistently beat them. i thank you guys for your time. i thank you for participating in the process tonight. it's great to see such a great crowd. i urge you tonight to vote for governor huckabee and to help him make it back here so that we can beat the democrats and get the 270 electoral votes that's required to send the democratic party back home. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you very much. our next candidate is governor
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christie who will be represented by representative chip baltimore. >> thank you. wow. you know, what a great night to be a republican in boone county and really all over the state of iowa. congratulations and thank you all so much for coming out tonight. i got a text from a friend of mine. i asked her, what are you doing tonight? she said, i'm staying home and watching mindless tv. i said i didn't know the democratic caucuses were on tv. but seriously, i'm here to represent governor chris christie and that ask for your support for governor christie. i first met governor christie five years ago when he started coming to this state. i can honestly tell you, there has been nobody in this slate of candidates that has done more for the state of iowa than governor chris christie. he has come here repeatedly over the last five years, campaigned for the governor, the lieutenant governor, senator grassley,
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senator ernst, congressman king, congressman young and all of the other great candidates up and down the line. he has come here consistently to help raise money, to raise awareness, to push the vote and to get people out. that's what governor christie does. one of the first things i learned about governor christie was something that resonated with me. he was the original tell it like it is candidate. he was somebody that was going to stand there and tell you exactly what he thought, exactly what he felt and exactly what he knew regardless of whether or not you wanted to hear it because he is not going to be the kind of guy to sit there and pander to you. that resonates with me because i appreciate that. not only that, he backs up what he says with accomplishments. there's not a single more accomplished candidate in this field than governor christie when it comes to getting things done. governor christie is the governor of one of the bluest states in the country. yet, one of the first things
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that he did was go and balance a state budget that had an $11 billion deficit. $11 billion. that's almost twice the size of the state of iowa's entire budget. that was their deficit. he has balanced that budget every year for the last six years despite the fact that he has a democratically controlled legislature. as a u.s. attorney, he is one of the only candidates in this field that has actually fought terrorism on the front lines. he's prosecuted terrorists, and he's done it successfully. he knows how they operate. he knows how to find them. he knows how to defeat them. he is the guy that's going to stand up to putin or any of the other world leaders and tell them exactly what he thinks and exactly where america stands. he is known as the governor that has vetoed the most tax increases in the country's history.
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he has cut taxes in the state of new jersey. he has balanced their budget and he supports things like the rfs, renewable fuel standard because in iowa he knows that it's invaluable when it comes to making our economy work. governor christie is accomplished, you know where he stands, he will let you know where he stands and he will put his democratic opponents in their place and he will win in november. i'm pleased to ask you to support governor christie tonight. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you, chip. our next candidate will be rand paul and brian kraft will be speaking on his behalf. brian. >> thank you. thanks, gary. i have never done this before. i'm nervous as hell, to be honest with you. but, you know, i have been -- i
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have lived in boone for over 20 years with my wife and my family, and i'm not a paid politician. i'm volunteer. i do this because i'm passionate about liberty, and i'm passionate about freedom. and what i want to share with you tonight is real simple. what keeps me awake at night is some day the thought some day i'm going to have to look my kids in the eye when they say, dad, what did you do to defend liberty? what did you do? i can't get a job because our economy's been wrecked, we have a huge debt that i didn't contribute to. what did you do? and so, i'm here to say the reason i'm here is to promote liberty. and i think rand paul is the best person to do that.
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you know, the real threat to our freedom is not from men hiding in caves wearing turbans. the real threat to our freedom is men wearing suits and ties in washington, d.c. and so, i just have a few more brief comments here. here's one quote for you that i want you to think about who said this. when people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. after my experience, i have come to hate war. that was dwight eisenhower. so just a couple of parting comments. vote your conscience, okay?
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vote who's going to give you maximum liberty, whoever you think that is. i think it's rand paul. and the last thing is, if you think washington -- if you think electing someone here is going to fix washington, you're mistaken. washington is broke. we need to fix government here in iowa. we have an amendment called the tenth amendment. it's the states' rights. we can pretty much say anything the federal government does that we don't like, we don't have to follow it and that's something we all need to keep in mind. i hope you will join me with supporting rand paul. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, brian. and our last but not least representative and candidate is governor kasich and rachel mckinney will be representing him. rachel. [ applause ]
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>> hello. i didn't come here expecting to speak tonight. you can see my fancy yellow paper compared to the printouts that other people have, but i wanted to leave my day behind and come like you to the most optimistic place i could think of and that would be the iowa caucus. we are actually making change happen here. so i came to speak about that kind of optimism, the kind of optimism that i feel when i think about what john kasich could do for our future. like most of you, up until a few weeks ago, i didn't know who john kasich was, but the more i read about him, the more i am sure that he is the only candidate who could lead our country in the right direction. i'm optimistic about what he could do for our economy. in his state of ohio where he's governor, he's closed an $8 billion shortfall without a tax increase and, in fact, he has cut taxes by $800 million. unemployment is going down in his state.
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and he has served not only in the public sector, as governor and a congressman before congress was so broken, but he's also served in the public sector as well in lehman brothers as the managing director and he has the common sense to know how business works and how to create an economy that can let business do its job. he believes in defending the second amendment, but also, working to improve the mental health system to keep our country safe. now, most of all, he's electable and if you want to put a republican into the white house, we need someone who could reach across the aisle and draw in moderates, and i truly believe that john kasich is the candidate, as proven by his recent endorsement by the "new york times." now, i didn't come here to speak today. i came to vote. to vote for us, for my children, for our future.
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i vote with my conscience, a conscience that cares about our country, staying in the shape that it needs to lead the world. i came here to vote for kasich for president and i hope that you will join me. thank you. >> thanks, rachel. i just want to tell the reps again, thank you very much for taking time out of your day and being brave enough and strong enough to stand up for your beliefs and sharing it with the individuals that are here because that's very important. that will be the last time they are going to hear something until they cast this next ballot. so once again, thank you for your time and your efforts for doing that. [ applause ] it's now time to start the precinct business.
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thank you for coming, and i encourage you to stay and contribute not only to the presidential outcome, but also, matters facing all of us in boone county as republicans. i would like to stress and i mean really stress how important it is for iowa to retain first in the nation caucus status. it's very important, folks. and what you're showing here tonight helps. thank you. the results of the caucus will be posted for you to view as you leave the gymnasium this evening. the results posted will be only for the precincts that are meeting here at des moines area community college. everybody understand that. it's just the precincts here where we are going to post the results. there will also be a total sheet that will combine all of the six precincts that are voting here. if you want to find out what
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they are, you can go back home and you can get it on tv, you can pull it up probably on your phone as the results come in, but we will only have the precincts for this particular location. lastly, but not leastly, and probably one of the most important things to me, i have three people i want to introduce. if they would step forward. kay rice, ellen nystrom and marybeth waldman. these three people helped comprise our county central committee exec committee and trust you me, if it was not for these three ladies, the organization would not be what you are seeing here tonight. they have worked tirelessly, and i can't thank the three of you enough for that. yes, we have the rest of the central committee and i don't want to slight any of the rest of them but the hours and hours of work they have put in, once again, please give them another
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round of applause. thank you very much. last thing that i want to do is thank des moines area community college and tom lee for allowing us to take over their gymnasium and their atrium. they have been very good to work with, they adjusted schedules, they moved classes around so as a boone citizen, we truly have a gym here at des moines area community college and if you get a chance to tell any of them folks thanks and how much you appreciate it, i know it would go a very long ways. at this time, i'm going to turn it over to the temporary chairs and secretaries of the six precincts. thanks again, folks.
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>> the caucus will now come to order. can everybody hear me? if you can't hear me, do this. okay. we are now at this time going to pass around the brown envelope. this is for donations to the boone county republican party. every year we have a lot of expenses so if you could put something in, it would be deeply appreciated. if you put in more than $25, put your name, address, phone number on the back and the amount. okay? i will start it on the end and just pass it back and forth. okay. the first order of business is
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to elect a permanent caucus chair. the chair will be responsible for conducting the business during this caucus. >> my turn? >> yep. >> nobody's nominated. >> right. >> okay. >> so you just want to say you would like to nominate. >> i would like to nominate kathy. are there any additional nominations? >> second nomination. >> okay. it has been first and seconded that i will become your permanent chair at the time. i'll take over the caucus at this time as permanent chair. >> kathy is elected permanent caucus chair. >> okay. now, the next order of business is to elect a caucus secretary. i would like to elect becky as the permanent caucus secretary. >> i second. >> second. no other nominations?
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okay. in favor? >> aye! >> opposed? becky will be our secretary. right now, i will be passing around nominations slips. these slips are for the candidates that will be running locally and statewide for the republican party. if there are two names running for the same position, you may still vote for both. so please be sure and write your name on any nomination slips that you can. >> want me to pass out pencils? >> no, the nomination slips.
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would you see if you can find the nomination slips? at this time, you can take out your ballots, vote for your candidate, and when you get finished, pass them down to the end of the row. >> anybody need a pencil? >> okay. you can pass them or i can take them here. just set them here. >> is that okay? >> yep. as long as we get all of them, yep. >> i can leave it here? >> leave it here, yes. >> thank you.
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>> okay. i would like -- john nearum, brian berryall, tom putnam. okay. i need them to come forward. they're going to count the ballots. i couldn't think of your name. >> the nomination papers are on the table. >> thank you. okay. would you take this? these are some of the ballots. they're supposed to pass them down.
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>> so i need to collect ballots? >> need to collect the ballots. >> how do you do the count? >> what you do, you will go find a spot over here in the corner. you have to stay in here to count because then anyone's allowed to watch you. so you will probably have a camera on you. they just can't bother you. okay? >> want me to collect those ballots? >> yes. go to the end, start collecting and meet tom putnam. >> we can hardly hear you up here. >> i know, it's very hard. i'm sorry. >> where do the ballots go? >> give it to brian. there's four guys collecting. they are supposed to pass them down to the end. i got to give this to the boys. we aren't going to start again until it settles down. >> right. can't hear anybody.
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i sent him to do the counting so he'll be over here in the corner. stay here because we got to finish. you got a ballot when you came in. that's the only one you get. oh, i'm sorry. the nomination, i'm sorry. >> ballots? >> his nomination papers. where are they? they're out on the table.
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they're out on the table. thanks, bob. thank you. okay. thanks. >> does it matter? i can count them. >> i already have four, but thank you. okay. here's the envelope. the yellow slip that i gave to john will go in here and i will
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put all the ballots in here. from there, you will give it to the gal in the turquoise, ellen nystrom or marybeth waldman. if you can't find them, come back to me. okay? then they record it on their -- right to the state. >> so confusing. i don't know. >> do i give this to you? >> yes, i'll keep that here. as soon as it settles down, we are going to get started here. stay. thanks. are you in two? >> one. >> one. all right. anyone in two move down so you can hear me.
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if you're in two, move down so you can hear me. >> you should just talk louder. >> i'm trying. i'm trying. >> you're doing a good job, kathy. >> what do you got? >> you're on the mike. >> here's huckabee. christie.
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>> ben carson? >> ben carson right there. >> kasich? >> bush. carson. >> over here. >> cruz. where's he at? >> trump? >> cruz. >> cruz. rubio. trump.
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>> huckabee. rubio. >> carson. rubio. christie. >> trump. >> carson. >> carson, right here. >> christie. >> ben carson. >> christie? >> right there. >> carson. >> christie. right there? >> trump. rubio. carson. carson. donald trump. trump? >> christie. rubio. >> carson. >> right here, carson.
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>> christie. >> cruz. >> trump. >> cruz. jeb bush. >> rubio. >> rubio. >> right here. >> christie. >> rand paul. >> rand paul. >> paul's up here. right here. >> huckabee. >> donald trump. >> kasich. >> kasich's over -- right here. >> cruz. >> christie. rubio. donald trump.
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>> rubio. >> marco rubio. ñ let's get started. >> let's check and make sure they're all the same. christie's good. >> kasich. >> ben carson there. >> marco's good. >> huckabee's good. >> should have grabbed bush.
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it's quicker. >> cruz is good. >> are we all through? >> are you going to count them off? >> let's start at the top and work our way down. okay. we got bush. >> right here. >> count bush. count in front of everybody. >> three, four, five, six. >> everybody agreed, six? you see six? >> yep. >> all right. >> put this in the other way then? >> yep. >> ben carson. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
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19, 20. >> everybody agree it's 20? >> correct. >> chris christie. >> christie. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. >> everybody agree that's nine? >> yep. >> ted cruz. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,
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27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. 43 -- >> where did those come from? >> they were in somebody else's. >> 44. >> okay. all right. >> who's this? >> marco rubio. right? >> this is marco. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
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19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. >> everybody agree, 26? >> yep. >> do we have anything for carly fiorina? >> no. >> i didn't think so. jim gilmore, i didn't see any. any jim gilmores? >> no. >> mike huckabee? >> right here. >> want to count those, brian? >> one, two, three, four, five, six. >> six? everybody agree? >> yep. >> john kasich. >> right here. >> one, two, three, four. >> everybody agree? >> yep. >> rand paul. >> right here. one, two, three, four, five. >> everybody agree? >> yep. >> rick santorum. >> one. >> everybody agree? >> yep. >> donald trump. >> one, two, three, four, five,
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six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14 -- these are precinct three. where was i? start again. >> just start again. get it right. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34,
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35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. >> all right. none for others. >> no write-ins. >> okay. everybody agree then with those? >> yes. >> all right. i'll give this to her. she can seal it up. >> all right. sounds good. >> it's kind of cool. kind of came out about what the poll says. >> oh yeah? >> yeah. >> mind if i look? >> yeah. >> very interesting. >> yeah, it is. yeah. >> very close to the poll.
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>> there's all your votes. >> thank you. thank you. i just have to sign it. >> you guys need to sign that. i don't sign it. >> sign it. >> never seen where the polls are exactly -- >> she said -- yeah. >> don't leave. i have to get some information from you.
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>> he has it in his hands.
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>> fill out our -- the delegates and bring it to you. do you take this? i know. let's go in here and find it. >> i'm going to walk down this way. >> i haven't seen you for a while.
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>> thank you very much. thank you. >> hey. anybody else?ní.g ballot? ballots? ballots? thank you, sir. thank you. ballots? >> i'm sorry. >> yeah. yeah. >> what percentage --
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>> can you give a shout out -- okay. hello. >> i think i'm going to break out of here.
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>> thank you very much. thanks for being part -- i'll post them right here on the window in just a little bit. all right? okay. hi. i 'm just going to grab my computer. >> nice to see you.
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>> good for you. glad to hear it. okay. there's ellen. ellen, look what i have. ready? >> okay. here we go. what's it called? can you tell me? >> yes, i can. right here. >> iowa 2016. >> got it? right there. got it? got the codes in my back pocket. codes. >> all right.
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we've got them all totaled? >> yes, on the orange sheets. >> okay. >> want to start with four? >> you can start with four. that's fine. as we do them, could you -- >> verify? >> if you could just say the precinct code. >> gladly. this is boone four, precinct four. 2669918 precinct code.
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>> 26699 -- >> 18. >> 18. boone four. okay. come on. >> do we have a total? >> i do. i have total votes for the precinct. you want the total vote for the precinct? 174. >> okay. >> jeb bush. zero. ben carson, 14. chris christie, six. ted cruz, 56. carly fiorina, zero.
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jim gilmore, zero. mike huckabee, ten. john kasich, one. rand paul, 12. marco rubio, 29. rick santorum, five. donald trump, 41. >> zero -- >> there are no others. >> bush was zero. carson was 14. christie was six. cruz was 56. >> yep. >> fiorina was none. huckabee, ten. kasich, nine. rand paul 12. rubio 29. santorum five. trump, 41. >> yep. total 174. >> [ inaudible ].
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>> double-check. i got 174. maybe they didn't think there would be that many people. >> oh, yeah. >> there you are. thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. >> this is fourth ward, right? >> this is fourth ward. >> you're right.
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ready to do the next one now. we have successfully done that. all right. now i got to go back. >> how about three? okay. three. total -- >> wait a second. i have to get the precinct. >> they have less than four. boone, three. >> 3952102.
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>> 3952102. >> that is correct. >> yes, it s is. ready? >> what's the total total? >> 170. >> okay. >> jeb bush, five. ben carson, 15. chris christie, nine. ted cruz, 48. carly fiorina, one. jim gilmore, zero.
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mike huckabee, five. john kasich is nine. rand paul is eight. marco rubio is 42. rick santorum is one. donald trump is 27. zero on the others. >> okay. want me to read them back to you? five is bush. 15 is carson. christie's nine. cruz is 48. >> yes. >> fiorina is one. gilmore zero. huckabee's five. kasich is nine. paul is eight. rubio's 42. >> yes. >> santorum's one. and trump is 27. >> that's correct. for a total of 170. >> again. >> they probably just didn't expect this many people. aren't we lucky. >> wait a minute.
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total's 170. not 174. >> it was 174 on the last one. >> oh, okay. all right. okay. >> this is why i'm here. you know i had to be here for some reason. i'm going to sit down. this is taking longer than i thought. time to get comfortable. okay. next. rp six. they didn't total. be with you in a minute. >> which one are we doing? >> six.
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>> 168. okay. 168. okay. ready? >> yep. >> jeb bush, four. ben carson, 13. chris christie, four. ted cruz, 58.
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carly fiorina, zero. jim gilmore, zero. mike huckabee, six. john kasich, four. rand paul, nine. marco rubio, 31. rick santorum, one. donald trump, 29. zero for others. >> bush is four. carson's 13. christie's four. cruz is 58. fiorina and gilmore are zero. >> correct. >> huckabee is six. kasich's four. rand paul is nine. marco rubio's 31. >> yes. >> santorum's one. >> yes. >> trump is 29. >> correct. for rp six.
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>> i think i can say yes, it will tally it for us. >> just make sure. 159. the computer again. >> we're all in? >> yes. yes. we have done three. we have three to go. >> thank you.
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we are doing second. boone two. boone two. total? >> nope. won't do it. sorry.
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>> i have 163 the first time. 163 twice. that was it. ready? >> yes. >> jeb bush, six. ben carson, 20. chris christie, nine.
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ted cruz, 44. carly fiorina, zero. jim gilmore, zero. mike huckabee, six. john kasich, four. rand paul, five. marco rubio, 26. rick santorum, one. donald trump, 42. others, zero. >> bush six, carson 20, christie nine, cruz 44, gilmore and fiorina zero, kasich four, paul five, rubio 26, santorum one, trump 42. >> yep. [ inaudible ]
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>> that was for boone two.
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>> which one is next? all right. boone one. >> we have a total of 119. >> okay. >> jeb bush, three. ben carson, 22. chris christie, four. ted cruz, 50. carly fiorina, two. jim gilmore, zero. mike huckabee, two. >> two? >> two. john kasich, one. rand paul, two. marco rubio, 19. rick santorum, one. donald trump, 13. ready to go back through? >> just a minute. okay. i'm just going to say the
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numbers. three, 22, four, 50, two, zero, two, one, two, 19, one, 13, zero. >> correct. let's see. what do we have here, ellen? last one. >> last one? >> we have one, two, three.
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>> we're on fifth. precinct five. boone five.9e >> okay. >> ready? >> yep. >> all right. jeb bush, one. >> what was the total? >> i'm sorry. 112. >> okay. >> jeb bush, four. ben carson, eight.
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chris christie, two. ted cruz [ inaudible ]. 36. carly fiorina, zero. jim gilmore, zero. mike huckabee, six. john kasich, zero. rand paul, four. marco rubio, 15. rick santorum, one. and donald trump, 36. >> four, eight, two, 36, zero, zero, six, zero, four, 15, one, 36. >> that is correct.
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all right. they're all recorded. >> all we need is a marker. let's start filling this out. >> that was boone five, wasn't it? >> i asked for a marker. we'll be posting in a few minutes, folks. >> i'm in search of a marker. i text her. >> you need a marker? >> yep. i thought i had one in my bag. i don't. >> sure. >> back to the orange sheets. no. that's the total. i can't do totals yet. >> this is five. >> yep. just keep them like that.
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>> yep. >> six? >> yep. >> sorry. >> this is boone six. >> okay. user error. can you believe i did that? >> oh, no! >> what was that that didn't sound good at all. how about that? it's funny, whatever it was. >> okay. there we go. >> they're having fun. >> okay. chris christie, 42, 36, 0, 0, 6,
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0, 4, 15, 1, 36. >> should we put a total down at the bottom? we could, i suppose. where do you want that? >> let's just forget it. we'll put it together. >> okay. can you put that one away so i can grab the next one, please? you folks need to stand back a little bit. we'll be posting these. okay? we will be posting these. please let us do our work. there is for boone one. they're going to be posted right outside the gym, okay?
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>> one, three, 22, 4, 50, 2, 0, 2, 1, 2, 19, 1, 13. >> boone two. okay. >> six, 20, 9, 44, 0, 0, 6, 4,
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5, 5. >> the noise. >> i wonder if i could -- >> excuse me for just a minute, dear. >> just a little loud to concentrate. >> can you go back in the hallway? >> we appreciate it. all right. just stay a little quiet. it's hard for us to hear with everybody chatting. just stay a little quieter. that will really help us out. thank you. >> thanks. >> 1, 42. >> okay.


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