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little dry air from noon to 6:00 p.m.. that will continue to the north and northwest. north-northwest of the metro, 6-12 inches. metro, around 5-9. 2-5 inches to the east. it looks like southeastern iowa, parts of the southeastern corner of the state, less than an inch. steve: commitment 2016. the latest quinnipiac poll shows donald trump widening his lead in iowa over ted cruz 31% to , 24%. kcci's ryan smith is live at trump's caucus headquarters in west des moines. ryan: right now, donald trump remains of the top of the republican field with just a couple short hours before his supporters go out to caucus tonight. that has been a big question for trump's campaign in iowa. will his sellout passionate
we will be bringing you live update both on-air and online via kcci.com and through our social media throughout the night. trump spent much of the final day campaigning in eastern iowa with special guest sarah palin. she addressed the crowd in cedar rapids on why she is backing a trouble ticket. ms. palin: mr. trump did make me a promise. and i will be better off when it's fulfilled and i do believe that my kids, they're gonna be more secure too, so that is why i'm here today. i'm collecting on the promise. because mr. trump promised me that he will make america great again and that's the only thing i'm asking. ryan: trump speaking to crowds in both cedar rapids and waterloo this afternoon. we will bring you his final pitch tonight at 6:00. as for the man trying to pull
now we go out to mark tauscheck at ted cruz's watch party. mark: he did well in the poll back in december. but when you are first place, you get a target that comes along with it, and certainly, senator cruz has been attacked over the past few weeks. the most recently was for the controversial mailer that suggested that someone be voting -- would be committing a voting violation of they didn't turn out to their site. his campaign told me that his stop in greene county completed his full grassley, the term for a candidate getting all 99 counties.
cruz has fallen back, trailing now by 5.5 donald trump. he is certainly right there. the attacks are all done. ted cruz and his campaign are anxious to see if iowa turns out to be the first rung in his latter to the white house when he would become the first-ever hispanic president in u.s. history. steve: marco rubio picked up a few percentage points in this latest poll. and many say his campaign could get a big boost from a strong showing in the iowa caucuses. kcci's marcus mcintosh is live at rubio campaign headquarters in downtown des moines. marcus, is rubio there now? marcus: senator rubio is not here right now but he has gone to three different caucus sites.
third place in the poll among remote -- amongst republican presidential hopefuls. the talk is that a third place or stronger finish here in the iowa caucuses will give the rubio campaign momentum as it moves forward. rubio spent the last 8 days in the state, working to solidify his base and sway any undecid voters his way. he has spent his time here encouraging constitutents to get out and caucus. he says it is time for a change. he says if a democrat is elected president, the country will face dire consequences. he believes he is the candidate that can get the united states back on the path to prosperity. stacey: as for the democrats, the latest quinnipiac poll shows bernie sanders pulling ahead of hillary clinton, 49% to 46%. for bernie sanders, voter kcci's laura terrell joins us live from his caucus headquarters.
airport where bernie sanders is hoping to celebrate a big win. campaign headquarters in des hours before the caucus. candidate. it spans are incredibly enthusiastic, but the question is, will they come out and caucus? we asked his campaign if they feel they've done enough to ensure everyone will show up. >> we feel pretty good about it. the fact that people are not just showing up the events and getting all that energy, which is wonderful, but they are coming into the office on a daily basis and they are involved and have a vested interest. so it's kind of hard to believe that they would do all of that work and then not show up tonight. laura: the sanders campaign tells me they expect a raucous , huge crowd tonight, so it should be interesting to see what happens. obviously, sanders's big rival tonight is hillary clinton.
us to talk about what she is up to in the final hours leading up to the caucus. todd: secret service is doing last minute security checks at drake right now. so we are here in the studio until that is complete. clinton spent the morning visiting her campaign workers in des moines. she brought cookies, took pictures, and signed autographs. and she thanked them for months and months and sometimes years of work. her national campaign manager robby mook says she's resting this afternoon and will watch caucus results come in tonight. we asked mook about how she'll do tonight. mr. mook: the iowa caucuses are always very competitive. we think that's a really good thing for our party. you know, voters have a real choice here between secretary clinton who is going to produce real results for families, who has a long track record of working on both sides of the aisle and producing results and other candidates in the race and we think that's a good thing, it will be competitive. that's what makes it so exciting, but we feel really
today. todd: the question is is he , right? 8 years ago hillary clinton lost the iowa caucuses. it won't be long before we find out. stacey? stacey: hillary clinton is fighting off developments in the email controversy clouding her campaign. nearly two dozen of her emails have been classified top secret. ms. clinton: there is nothing new and i think the facts are quite helpful here. it's a little bit like what the republicans and others have tried to do with respect to benghazi. just a lot of innuendo, a lot of attacks. i just know that after i testified for 11 hours, answered every question, nothing new came up and most voters have made up their minds. stacey: clinton insists she wants the state department to make all her emails public. event. hundreds of reporters from all covering the caucuses. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is live at capital square downtown where they're -- where the reporters are
cynthia: hundreds of reporters, all of the networks lined up waiting to get the results. broadcasting live all over the country and all over the world. with me is dr. andy maguire, the head of the democratic party, making the round. we are down to the wire. and you still want to encourage people, it is not too late to encourage them to get off their couch and get to the caucus. >> absolutely. intimidated about at the caucus. you have to be aligned by 7:00. you go in and you talk about bring our country forward. if you don't know about the locator. you can put in the address. it will even give you a you probably don't need it. you can register right there or
we just want to see everybody out there. we have such an opportunity in iowa. we want to make sure everybody takes advantage of it. cynthia: at the democratic caucus especially, if people are not really sure, they will get their and the others will help them make up their mind. dr. mcguire: there are surrogates at almost every caucus and they can talk to you about the issues. there are lots of undecideds. it is democracy in action, a great chance to get your voice heard. please, get on out there. cynthia: hopefully will just encourage somebody. thank you very much. we will be here all night talking to different folks in bringing you analysis and reaction as the numbers come it and the night unfolds. stacey: still ahead why adele , may want to "set fire" to the donald.
aixa: the 2016 nominating process begins today. i'm aixa diaz in iowa, where presidential candidates are hoping to finish on top in the caucuses. 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 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.
out tonight to begin the presidential nomination process. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is in we are getting close. heading to churches, schools, libraries to choose their pick for their party's nomination. with time running out -- mr. bush: i'm counting on you and i trust you and i ask for your support to caucus for me tonight. thank you all very much. aixa: presidential hopefuls make their final pitches to iowans. sen. paul: i'm the only one who i think would actually balance the budget. aixa: hillary clinton visited her des moines campaign headquarters to thank volunteers. bernie sanders did the same, as the two democratic candidates fight for delegates in iowa. >> we are going to try to get as many people to caucus as we possibly can. aixa: a new quinnipiac university poll shows sanders with a 3 point lead over clinton. mr. trump: this is where we start. this is day one.
country. aixa: that same poll has donald trump ahead of ted cruz by seven points. sen. cruz: we have now been to all 99 counties in the great state of iowa. aixa: and marco rubio in third place. sen. rubio: i feel very positive about what's happening here in iowa and ultimately around the country. aixa: at stake tonight for the candidates, 44 delegates at the democratic national convention, 30 at the rnc. -- news. down with kcci today to talk about what iowans are looking for in a president. senator ernst: we want to hear them talk about national defense, we want to hear politicians talk about economy. what are these candidates going to do and what are their solutions? and we'll see tonight how iowa voters feel about those issues. steve: senator ernst says the caucus results will tell which republican candidates will go the distance in the election. stacey: the iowa caucuses began sharp at 7:00 tonight. kim st. onge is live in ankeny
kim: as many as 450 people will start filing through these doors here in about an hour and a half. if you see those tables right there, that is where totals will either -- where voters will check in or be able to register as a republican. 350 chairs is actually how many are in the sanctuary at ankeny baptist church. a representative from each of the campus -- each of the candidates will have an opportunity to speak between 2-5 minutes, to try to give one last reason. that is when the voters will then write that candidate on a slip of paper and full them up and put them in a basket. all of those votes will be taken right here to one of these tables and folks with -- and people will count those votes. we will have an idea anywhere between 7:45 and 8:00, we might
very exciting here. we are told that people should start arriving here at 6:00. we're going to head over to merrill middle school in des moines. that is where eric hanson is. eric: over here at merrill middle school on the westside, people have already started showing up. let's take you inside the gymnasium, where this democratic caucus is going to take place. they are expecting a huge turnout. 8 years ago, they drew more than 550 people in the room. since then, it has grown. if you are heading to a democratic caucus site, you should plan on arriving by 6:30 p.m. it will take a while to get everyone registered. you can show up and caucus tonight as a democrat. same thing on the other side.
7:00. plan on most sites taking 30-90 minutes. on the democratic side, the key is all about viability. the people in the stands to side that if they don't have 15%, then the horse trading begins. you have to make a second choice. maybe hillary or bernie was your first choice, you have to make a second choice. we are going to be following it live from here at merrill middle school tonight. it should be an interesting and exciting night. steve: thank you very much. we know a lot of you still have questions about the caucus process. stacey: some of the more commonly asked questions -- how do you know where your caucus is? go to this website -- sosiowa.gov to find your caucus site. there's a "2016 iowa caucuses" button right on the front page. steve: here's another question.
can i still caucus? the answer is yes. you can change your party affiliation at the door tonight. our coverage begins with kcci 8 news at 6:00 and we will they on the air until it is all over with. we are committed to bringing you the very best iowa caucus coverage. be sure to follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for exclusive social media content. meteorologist kurtis gertz is here. it looks like the timing on the storm, at least with regard to caucus purposes, couldn't be any better. kurtis: looks like it may hold off for most of the state until much later tonight. light precipitation to the west and southwest. it really did turn out to be another beautiful day. another day thawing in the 40's. humidity at 62%. east-southeast winds at seven. we have had some visibility, locations dropping to near zero. parts of marshall and poweshiek county, look at that.
very good here in the metro up north to ames and down to clark county. dense fog until at least 7:30. what is a blizzard? snow to blow, snow in the air, snow on the ground. low visibility's for three hours or more. blizzard warning off to the northwest. that includes webster county. this area in pink, that is the winter storm warning including polk county. this area in purple is a winter weather advisory including tama county. here's what we are expecting for the snow totals. 9:00 a.m., just shy of five inches. new, 5.7. i think we will get a break for the afternoon our and see a little more snow toward evening hour. we should be at about six inches of snow tomorrow night. right now, cloud cover in a little bit of light precipitation.
the main areas spinning off to the west and southwest. here is futurecast. the first little band may move through just before 10:00. a light mix off to the west. that pushes through. snow at 1:00 a.m. fed more snow, especially central iowa, but looked down to the south. it is already moving on through. then we will get that break. it looks to be just after when we get some dry air. i think the snow will continue northwest and then the system will pull through with a little bit of tale of snow as we head into wednesday morning. snowfall amounts heaviest to the northwest. it looks like 6.4 in the metro, nine inches in fort dodge, it near a foot in sioux city. a dramatic distance in a little bit of distance. maybe there 9, 10 inches as we
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it's just too much. >> you hear about it all the time. it's all anybody talks about. little overboard. >> it's just a lot of phone calls, a live tv ads. it's nice wheheit first starts, but everybody at the end, it's ready to be done. >> you know, iowa is in the that's enough. then they can all go home. stacey: by the way, that last political ad airs tonight at 6:29. steve: with a final check of your forecast. you're watching kcci 8 news at 5:00. 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 and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for
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