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caucuses tonight. echo we may have a wintry mix by the time the caucuses wrap up. the main event arrives after midnight. 32 degrees could waking up to fog in eastern iowa. watch for a little bit of frost. struggles are light makes will work in across southwest iowa after 6:00 p.m. check out what happens tomorrow. blizzard warning in effect for northwest iowa. winter storm warning. in winter weather advisory in effect east of here. we're expecting the worst travel conditions and the most snow and wind up to the northwest. southeast iowa, you may start up with a little bit of rain. we have a lot to talk about. eric: our caucus day coverage starts with a look at the final iowa poll from the des moines register. a tight race on both sides. for republicans donald trump is
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race with 28% of likely voters. ted cruz falling to second with 23%. marco rubio is in third with 15%. for the democrats hillary clinton is in the lead with 45% of likely voters. bernie sanders just 3 points behind with 42%. martin o'malley in a distant third with 3%. the iowa poll margin for error is 4%. the candidates were all out this weekend making one final plea to iowa voters. hillary clinton stopped in council bluffs sunday telling undecided caucus-goers she hopes to win over their votes. >> we are getting down to the last hours. those of you have already decided to support me, i thank you from the bottom of my heart. i will do everything i can to make sure your faith in me and the campaign we run will reflect the values and vision we share for our country. for those of you still thinking
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options, i hope i will be able to persuade you. eric: clinton is hosting a caucus night party at drake university tonight alongside her husband former president bill clinton and their daughter chelsea. that event is at the olmstead center on drake's campus at it :00 p.m. -- at 8:00 p.m. elizabeth: clinton's closest rival bernie sanders spent the weekend in iowa as well. on sunday he held rallies in waterloo, marshalltown and ames before ending the day at grand view university. he told voters how strong his campaign has been with individual supporters rather than getting money from super pacs like his competitors. >> in the last 9 months we have received 3.2 million individual contributions. [applause] in other words to paraphrase abraham lincoln this is a campaign of the people, by the people and for the people. elizabeth: sanders has his own caucus night party planned for tonight at 9:00 p.m.. that's at the holiday inn
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despite being in a distant third place democratic candidate , martin o'malley isn't giving he joined a group of supporters canvassing in johnston sunday. o'malley says iowans have a chance to shake up the democratic race. >> i'm encouraging my supporters to hold strong in the caucuses. the people of iowa have the ability to change the trajectory of this race. >> we think he's still viable. this race isn't over. this is just beginning in iowa. on from iowa to new hampshire. elizabeth: o'malley's caucus night party is tonight at 9:00 p.m. at wooly's downtown. eric: on the republican side ted cruz was in des moines last night making one final push to cut down donald trump's read. >> -- donald trump's lead. >> if everyone here brings nine
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tomorrow night we will win the caucuses tomorrow we will win the nomination and we will win the general election in november 2016. eric: earlier sunday in iowa city cruz picked up an endorsement from duck dynasty star phil roberson. cruz will be back in des moines tonight for a caucus night party at the state fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m. donald trump also in iowa sunday. he started his morning at a middle school in council bluffs. where he criticized ted cruz's voter turnout flyer landing on many iowans doorsteps this weekend. >> he is putting in houses, voter violation. he is getting people you haven't asked because you voted enough. it is so dishonest. then he took an ad about me and he said i am in favor of obamacare. my whole campaign is against obamacare. the only way i confided fight it is i have a much bigger platform than anyone else. eric: trump's caucus night party will start tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the sheraton west des moines hotel.
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rubio may be3 points back from front-runner donald trump, but he's not counting himself out just yet. rubio hit the campaign trail hard this weekend with stops around the state, and half-hour television specials in every iowa media market. rubio is telling caucus-goers that he's the best choice if republicans want to beat the democratic candidate come november. >> what do you want iowans to know before the caucus tomorrow? >> i want them to know if they caucus for me i'll be the nominee, i'll unite the republican party, i'll expand and grow the conservative movement to people who haven't voted for us before, and i'll defeat hillary clinton and get this country turned around. elizabeth: rubio will hold a caucus night party tonight at the downtown marriott in des moines. that's at 8:00 p.m. rand paul, ben carson, mike huckabee and rick santorum will all hold caucus night celebrations around the metro as well. we've also learned jeb bush, chris christie and the john kasich will not host any post caucus parties in iowa, because they'll already be campaigning in new hampshire. eric: we're now just hours away from iowa voters casting the first votes of the 2016 presidential election.
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capital square downtown. what will be happening there tonight? alyx: eric you see that big screen is going to be lit up as tallies start rolling in later tonight. i once taken advantage of that caucus. here's how is going to work, i winds will be showing up at churches, libraries, restaurants , fire stations, you name it, in 1681 precincts to vote for a candidate. here's a refresher on how it all works. the two parties are very different. the gop process is the simpler one. caucus meetings begin with the pledge of allegiance and then activists get straight to the main event selecting their presidential candidates in a binding vote. each campaign gets the chance to have a representative make a final pitch to any wavering voters before a secret ballot. some caucus sites might use a printed ballot paper. others just go with a candidate's name on a scrap of paper. raw totals of votes are tallied and they are rallied up at the
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the democratic caucus system is a little more intricate. as soon as the meetings open attendees must declare a preference for a candidate. typically backers of each presidential hopeful physically stake out positions around the room. people who still can't make up their mind join a group known as uncommitted. this is where it gets complicated. at that point, and candidate needs to be considered viable. a group must clear a certain threshold usually around 15% of the entire caucus turnout in each precinct. once first-round votes are tallied anyone stuck in a group that is not viable has the chance to align with a candidate who has passed the threshold. if you're looking to caucus tonight which all iowans are being encouraged to do so. democrats and proponents need to head over at 7:00 p.m.. be that sharp -- be there sharp. once those doors close, there is no entry. back to you. eric: and tonight trust kcci for the best coverage of the caucuses. we will be live all night long
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we will also have crews at all the big campaign watch parties. and we'll be inside a democratic and a republican caucus. elizabeth: will check in with metinka. we have one more day of halfway decent weather to enjoy. metinka: the caucus will be just fine. the next snow will move in after midnight across much of central iowa. today is going to be a quiet one. clouds will be rolling in. temperatures will be in the upper 30's. by 6:00 p.m., they could be a light, wintry mix entering southwest iowa. that will change of to snow after midnight. in the bright red across northwest iowa, that is the blizzard warning. central iowa here in the des moines area, we will pick up a little bit of wet snow. the winds may not be quite as
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eric: we will keep a close eye on that. a storm hitting the west coast this weekend is making its way east right now. before it hits the midwest, shaina humphries has been keep an eye on it. how bad it got in california, shaina? shaina: eric, the big storm has really created a mess around the state. this is video from southern california where rain and high winds prompted flooding and backed up traffic, sometimes for hours. further north, the rain turned into snow. the storm has already turned deadly. officials say a driver in pacific beach was killed sunday when a tree fell across four lanes of traffic. strong winds ripped up dozens of trees, powerlines, and rooftops there. we'll keep a close eye on this storm as it moves east. and right now two students at virginia tech are being charged in the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl. 18-year-old david eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder in the death of nicole lovell,
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she disappeared from her home wednesday. her body was found this weekend in north carolina. sunday police announced 19-year-old natalie keepers will also face charges of improper disposal of a body and accessory in connection to the death. elizabeth: back here in iowa an update in the death investigation of des moines architect kirk blunck. des moines police tell us two witnesses to the death have turned themselves in and are answering questions. blunck was found dead last sunday at the teachout building in the east village. kcci will continue to bring you any more details on this investigation as we learn them. eric: both teams have touched down. that other big contest the super bowl is less than a week away. how fans are already getting in on the fun. plus iowa state drops one on the road in texas. see why it may not hurt the clones rankings. and is niang good to go tomorrow? elizabeth: the zika virus causing worry worldwide. the possible impact on the travel industry and what you should do if you have travel plans to an affected area ahead. shaina: your travel to work should be just fine. you should not run into any issues.
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have that big storm. we'll keep an eye out on that for you. today should be a an easy commute. a live look at the roads. quiet. 235 at east 14th. things. picking up in the next hour or two. one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america
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>> this is iowa's news leader. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. elizabeth: welcome back. the time is 5:14. taking another look at that sunday. snow and ice at the nevada state line near lake tahoe caused a mess on the roads. this is a 25-car pileup sunday that closed traffic on a major interstate for 3 hours. flooding in another part of the state shut down another road for almost seven hours. metinka, is this the same system headed our way? metinka: ours is going to go downhill starting after midnight tonight. travel is going to be impossible across parts of the state. so far so good. waking up to patchy fog. a little frost out there. headed for highs near 39. clouds will begin to roll in here. the winds today will stay calm.
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increase. a widespread six to 12 inches of snow will be falling tomorrow. it is going to be that heavy snow. perfect for snowball making. we will time it up for you. coming up in your 8-day forecast. shaina: thanks metinka, right now we are one week away from super bowl 50. it all starts at 5:30 on sunday, right here on kcci. the excitement for the big game is already building in the san francisco bay area. the denver broncos and carolina panthers arrived sunday, and fans from all over the country came together to experience super bowl city. security is tight at all the events with armed officers dressed in swat gear. >> we expect tens of thousands every day. probably a million people or more to the region over the course of super bowl week. shaina: super bowl media day is tonight. reporters from around the world will get a chance to ask the players and coaches anything they want about the big game. eric: as shaina just said the
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here on kcci. our own scott reister is heading to santa clara to cover it. he'll have reports every night at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 starting thursday. you can also follow his trip on twitter and facebook. back here in iowa the hawkeyes are now 8 and 1 in the big 10 tied for first place. seven of those eight wins have been by double digits. the latest coming sunday at home against 10th place northwestern. jarrod uthoff put on a show for the home crowd. he had 19 in the first half and 23 in the game. in the second half peter jok took over. he had 22 points in the second half, 26 for the game. iowa wins it 85 to 71 over northwestern. iowa state may have lost this weekend but it's not really a costly one. first off georges niang appears to be fine. he looked like he was limping a bit down the stretch in seven-day's -- saturday's 72-62 loss to the aggies.
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and afterward coach steve prohm said he is ok. the loss to fifth-ranked texas a and m shouldn't affect the cyclones too much in the national rankings and it won't hurt at all in the big 12 standings because it was a non-conference match up. iowa state will look to bounce back against ninth-ranked west virginia tuesday. that game caps off at 6:00 p.m. on espn2 tomorrow night. iowa is at home next as well. they face penn state thursday at 6:00 on espn u. a new ap poll will be released later today. we'll see how this last week impacts the cyclones and the hawkeyes in the national rankings. elizabeth: economic headlines now. stocks soared friday. the dow jumped more than 396 points. the nasdaq was up more than 107. the s&p 500 added almost 47. volkswagen says it may buy back some of the its diesel cars linked to the emissions-cheating scandal. the german automaker has so far rejected demands from lawmakers and customers to buy back all of the vehicles under recall. v.w. has already offered cash and discounts to some car owners to compensate for the decline in
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and apple is recalling millions of power adapters this morning because they could cause an electric shock. the two-prong wall plug adapters are part of the apple world travel kit. the company says in rare cases they can break and shock the user. you can exchange it for free at any apple store. eric: the zika virus is showing up in the u.s. but it is much more widespread in south america and the caribbean. right now pregnant women are being told not to travel to affected areas and that has moms-to-be cancelling trips. major airlines are offering pregnant women and their travel partners full refunds or free re-bookings. major cruise lines are also accommodating pregnant women who've scheduled trips to affected areas. but at this point the virus is not expected to have any major impact on the travel industry. >> there's not a big fear that this is going to cause widespread travel cancellations. it's not an airborne virus so it's not going to go from passenger to passenger.
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organization will meet later today to decide if the zika virus should be declared an international health emergency. elizabeth: the time is 5:19. we want to head over to metinka for a look at the forecast. not too bad temperature wise. metinka: they will be rapidly changing late tonight, right through wednesday morning. we have that winter storm headed our way. a blizzard storm warning goes into effect tonight. this is a winter storm warning. just to the east, a winter weather advisory, followed by four southeast iowa -- followed by nothing for southeast iowa. so far, it is all quiet. we have a couple of clouds here it the main system is still across the four corners region. it will take its time. north platte is getting a little bit of snow. that could work in across southwest iowa by 5:00 p.m. this
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by 10:00 p.m., there could be a light mix. we are's -- we are expecting the snow to pick up after midnight. heavy snow continues right through mid to late morning tuesday. there is going to be a sharp cut off for the heavy snow to the northwest. the lighter snow to the south east. this snow tapers off by midnight . the whole system pulls out by wednesday morning. it will leave behind significant snowfall. schools will be impacted with nearly a foot of snow across central and west essential iowa. we are going to be combining this snow with wind. prepare for that tomorrow. delay travel if possible. 39 degrees this afternoon. we could have a light mix across western iowa.
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be accumulating with lows near 28. heavy snow and blowing snow creating whiteout conditions. highs tomorrow still in the mid-30's. it is going to be a heavy snow. the snow moves up wednesday morning did they went stick with us throughout the day. the weather settles down and the kids will be up to get out and enjoy it. elizabeth: will head over to shannon now. -- we will head over to shaina now. shaina: will keep a close eye. the only thing you'll need to
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elizabeth: and up next our washington reporter nikole killion is in des moines. she'll talk to us about the campaign and what she's been doing for fun here off the clock one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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from postal workers to nurses... he's been endorsed for real change: bernie sanders. endorsed by friends of the earth action as "a bold, fearless voice for the planet." the nation endorses bernie saying, "you can trust sanders because he doesn't owe his political career to the financial overlords."
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endorsed by council bluffs daily nonpareil because "he would build on obama's legacy and challenge the establishment." i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. eric: welcome back to kcci. caucus day is here. the cold killion from our washington bureau is here. welcome. this is exciting to have you here. and big day with the national polls coming out. nikole: it is nice to be here in person. we want to think iowa -- we want to thank iowa. a big day.
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we will get the first official poll is when people caucus tonight. eric: how good of a track record to these polls have good nikole: it is interesting to look at past caucasus. everyone remembers rick santorum four years ago. he was polling in single digits but managed to come from behind and win the caucus. and something similiar happened in 2008 when president obama won here even though he hadn't been on the radar at the time. the polls right now looks like trump, hillary clinton, bernie sanders. what it shows is this is anyone's game. eric: your keep an eye on the national perspective. nikole: we do have a new poll out from w m you are. -- cnn/wmur poll, donald trump has a wide lead at 30% with ted cruz trailing in second with
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bernie sanders has a big lead in that state. he is leading hillary's -- hillary clinton, 57 percent to 34%. eric: new fundraising figures have been released by the candidates. who has raised the most? nikole: it goes to show many of them are prepared to go at this for the long haul. in terms of numbers, i have to look at my notes. ted cruz pulling in $20 million in the last quarter of last year. merkel rubio ling and $14 million. donald trump pulled in about $30 million. on the democratic side, hillary clinton touting some pretty big totals, citing her campaign raised about one of the $12 million. -- raised about $112 million. bernie sanders, $20 million in january alone. eric: so you've been in des moines for a few days now what
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my family is from missouri and illinois. you know that we are neighbors. from that perspective, i love to come back to the midwest. people here are so hospitable, so friendly, so nice. the food has been excellent. the snow coming in. we may be here a little longer if you will have us. eric: we hope you will enjoy the time at the caucus. we are excited what is coming up. thank you for joining us. nikole: my pleasure. elizabeth: thanks eric and nikole. we have much more ahead in our next half hour of kcci 8 news this morning. it is caucus day which means candidates and the reporters who cover them are all here. >> candidates turn up the intensity just hours before the first votes are cast in the iowa caucuses. i'm marlie hall in des moines with the latest coming up. alyx: downtown des moines is buzzing. we are in a media center.
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what is going on here. caucuses get ready to get underway. elizabeth: and it's message monday for drivers. the d.o.t. even thinking about the caucuses. the electronic boards read choices? red or blue i'm belted are you? more to come on kcci 8 news this morning.ere are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision
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and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask you to join with us at the caucuses on monday night.
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>> this is kcci 8 news this morning. >> today is the day. counting down to the iowa caucuses, just 13 hours and 28 minutes left before the iowans begin the process of selecting our next president. eric: the good news is the snow storm will wait until after the caucuses wrap up, but we are still in store for a heck of a storm. welcome back, everybody. elizabeth: luckily, the timing of the storm is cooperating with the caucus. metinka: that is so good. the snow should start after midnight. during caucus time, don't be surprised if you see raindrops or a few flurries. the heavy stuff will wait. we have calm winds and a little
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today is going to be quiet. the wintry mix could move into western iowa this evening. highs will be near 39 degrees. tuesday is the main event. heavy snow is on the way. wide-out conditions across northwest -- whiteout conditions across northwest iowa. we could have some thunder snow on tuesday. wednesday, the snow ends, the blowing snow continues. eric: is this what the results will look like tonight? "the des moines register" has donald trump on top with 28% heading into the caucuses. ted cruz is in second with 23%. marco rubio is in third with 13%. hillary clinton has 45%.
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martin o'malley is far behind. a tight race on both sides. the candidates will be out today making their final arguments to voters. >> hoping to dampen donald trump's momentum, ted cruz made his final pitch on sunday. >> if everyone here brings nine other people to the caucuses tomorrow night, we will win the caucuses tomorrow, we will win the nomination, and we will win the general election in november 2016. >> during an event in sioux city, trump pushed back. >> voter violation. it is like an official document being sent to people in iowa. that is really terrible. it is a fraud, as far as i'm concerned. >> volunteers for bernie sanders and hillary clinton knocked on doors and made calls late into the night.
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together, we are going to create an economy that works for all of us! >> i will stand up and fight for you every single day of this campaign and then when we win, i will fight for you in the white house. >> clinton lost iowa during her presidential bid in 2008. this time around, she is working on her likability. >> she has focused a lot on her relationship with people. she has focused a little bit more on middle-class issues. >> with polls showing tight races on both sides, the fight could come down for the wire in iowa. eric: the candidate pulling far behind clinton and sanders was making his push on sunday. martin o'malley met with voters across the state. >> i want you to challenge your neighbors as well, to do what iowa does best, and that is to lift up a new leader for our country. eric: he spoke to dozens of
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johnston to encourage people to caucus. the democratic hopeful says he is not wavering from his goal -- to win the nomination. on the republican side, marco rubio is giving his final comments the day before the caucus. >> we cannot win if we are divided. we must bring not just the party, but the conservative movement back together and i will. eric: jeb bush was also speaking to iowans in cedar rapids. he said he was grateful for the people helping him campaign. he focused on his decades of experience in the private sector and his eight years in office. elizabeth: hundreds of news crews are in des moines right now covering the caucuses. alyx is live from the caucus media center.
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alyx: it is very busy this morning. network news is here. if only you could see it. this is the dream for journalists, if you will. as the tallies start rolling in, we will see them pop up and it will be that media frenzy that is already happening throughout the metro. we have been talking about just a much local business leaders have invested in this. community. >> we formed, probably eight years ago, what we call the iowa caucus consortium. it is made up of a number of different groups and the intent was to make sure that these out-of-town visitors have a great stay while they are in des moines. we have all kinds of tools that they can utilize. we can help them with shooting
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-- kinds of stuff. we want them to feel good about des moines while they are here. alyx: des moines is on that national stage. tell me a little bit about the economic impact. >> it is going to be huge. we have not quantify the numbers, but it is in the millions of dollars. the campaign groups that come in, the media that come in. a lot of the media have been here since the middle of last week. long stays. we hate to wish anything bad on people, but if we get this snow storm, we might get them for another couple of days. alyx: final question, what are your hopes as we look forward to the rest of the day? >> we really hope that everything runs smoothly read we help the voting process tonight runs smooth. we hope everyone gets out to caucusus.
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loves this, gets this, iowans love this. we want everything to go smooth. we want all the national media to talk about what a cool place des moines, iowa is. alyx: coming up in the next half-hour, we will spoke with republican party of iowa. back to you. elizabeth: thanks so much. here is what to expect today. 12 presidential candidates will be in the state. carly fiorina, jim gilmore, and john kasich will not be here. many are staying tonight until the caucus results come in, except jeb bush. trust kcci for the best coverage of the caucuses. we will be live on long. we will also have crews at all the big campaign watch parties and we will be inside the democratic and republican caucus.
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you will get to your caucus tonight. metinka: the storm will wait until after the caucuses. it will be a quiet monday. temperatures are not that bad. the snow begins after midnight tonight, intensifying rapidly tomorrow morning and into the early afternoon hours. we are going to end up with six second 12 inches of heavy snow. travel will be nearly impossible in parts of the state tuesday into wednesday. elizabeth: the storm has already turned deadly in california. a car was struck at -- and the driver was killed by the falling tree. the des moines police are interviewing two potential suspects.
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a week ago. eric: ahead, your questions about the caucus answered. when to go, where to go, and can you bring your kids? elizabeth: who was the first candidate to announce that they were running for president in 2016? is it rand paul, marco rubio, ted cruz, or hillary clinton? the time has come to make a choice... about which candidate can actually make a difference for you. in a world as complex as this, we need a president as experienced as hillary. in the situation room... at the negotiating table... and always on your side... fighting for children and families. with a real plan to get incomes rising... ...reduce drug prices... ...win equal pay for women... ...and protect social security and medicare for seniors. she'll build on obamacare, not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. defend planned parenthood,
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stand up to the gun lobby, not protect it. lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. we need a president with the experience and determination to get the job done. i'm running to make a difference. a real difference for you and your families across our country. i'm hillary clinton
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth quan, kurtis gertz, and shaina humphries. elizabeth: we are just hours away from caucus night. we want to get additional insight from the host of "matter-of-fact," fernando us play last. are you expecting any surprises? fernando: i think there will be surprises. we know that the large chunk of the electorate have not made up their minds. so the last polls seemed to show donald trump with a significant lead and hillary clinton ahead in the polls. normally, you would expect that they are the favorites, but
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not voted in the past. elizabeth: we will see what happens. new hampshire is next. how did the voters there compared to iowans? fernando: i think they take this responsibility very seriously and they do make an effort to meet the candidates. and understand who they are supporting. i would expect to have some uncertainty. new hampshire is very different from iowa from an ideological standpoint. from the democrats, there is much more left and the republicans are a little less right. the messages have to be calibrated differently. some messages ideal for the iowa electorate may not play so well
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elizabeth: thank you so much for your time. fernando: thank you. elizabeth: we want to get over to metinka for a look at the forecast. a little fog in some places. metinka: there is a little fog, otherwise it is going to be a quiet monday. we are headed for 39 this afternoon. we are expecting a light wintry mix. the snow storm is expected to hit on tuesday. it will start mainly after midnight with the heaviest snow coming on tuesday morning. we might even have a little bit of thunder snow. travel tomorrow is going to be nearly impossible across parts of the state. we will have a lot of heavy snow and blowing snow. we will have slick roads, whiteout conditions across the northwestern half of the state. the southeastern side may say, what is going on, there is not
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eric: before the break, we asked to was the first candidate to announce they were running for president in 2016? i thought it might be hillary clinton. it turns out it is ted cruz. he announced on march 23, 10 months ago, on twitter. he kicked it all off. elizabeth: another question is who was the first candidate to drop out of the race? it has been a long year. eric: i don't remember. elizabeth: it was former texas governor rick perry he announced he was running in june. he was down to a single staff
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run. eric: interesting insights. we are going to talk live in studio with senator charles grassley in an hour. he has been through a lot of caucuses and has a lot of insight into what makes them work. elizabeth: we know you have a lot of questions about the caucus process. eric: we have answers to the most commonly asked questions. find your caucus site online. make sure you are there before 6:30. there is a caucus 101 button at sos. -- sos.iowa.com. elizabeth: ima am a registered independent, can i caucus? you can change your party affiliation at the door on caucus night. >> do you have to stay in that
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no, you can change right back tomorrow. eric: what time should you get there tonight? try your best to be there before 630. that leaves time to register and get settled. some folks in my precinct said they are going to be there at 5:00 or 5:30. >> we know parents are very busy. can you bring kids along? yes, children are allowed. but there is no childcare provided. hopefully, they are entertained by the process. [laughter] >> will the snow storm hold off until after the caucuses? the answer is yes.
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values,
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i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask you to join with us at the caucuses on monday night. thank you. metinka: good morning. visibility is down to three quarters of a mile. if you are heading into or out of eastern iowa, be prepared for changing visibility's. we have a blizzard warning in the red shaded counties to the northwest of the metro.
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we have nothing in effect for southeast iowa. we are expecting the heavy snow to be from south to northwest iowa. later totals will be across southwest iowa. we will have a lot of wind with this system. the heaviest snow is set to move into the state tonight. there will be a sharp cut off in the snowfall totals. we could see it little bit of a break here across southwest iowa. the snow begins to taper off by midnight. on tuesday night, the whole system falls east of the state.
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that is the first wave that may impact southwest iowa after 6:00 p.m. this evening. it is going to be a cloudy, quiet day. by this evening, we changed to snow after midnight. 2-4 inches of snow accumulate overnight. tomorrow, heavy snow, blowing snow, 3-6 inches. we are headed for 35 tomorrow. the snow moves out early on. it will stay breezy early on. schools will be affected tuesday into wednesday. eric: there are a lot of extra visitors in town today. is that impacting traffic? shaina: not quite yet. your morning commute should not have a problem.
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we have a few mobile speed units. here is another by glendale cemetery. 4400 delaware avenue. there is another unit at 500 north east 80th street. one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state
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no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work
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how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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eric: our caucus coverage tonight means that our regular coverage will be tape the late -- delayed. "supergirl" will air at 1:27 on wednesday morning. elizabeth: we are live with new overnight news. alyx: we are live in the media center, where the buzzing is already going on. we will have a live update and speak with the republican party of iowa. elizabeth: as we await that big storm headed our way, we will show the damage it has already done in california. metinka: our weather is quiet for now. the snow storm will be affecting us on tuesday. eric: downtown is quiet this morning. it will be building throughout the day as candidates and caucus-goers get out and about. thanks for waking up
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is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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(donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and maense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.

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