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as it encounters a thicker layer of colbert, that is going to be all snow for you in atlantic. -- a thicker layer of cold air, that is going to be all snow for you in atlantic. 14 inches, including the metro area. six to 12 inches toward the north. you might have rain for a good portion of the afternoon here to quite the crazy weather day. eric: thanks metinka. that snow will be impacting the morning drive in some areas of the state. you can see what is happening right now at so far . a large look her -- a large
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see how things progress. we are seeing light flicks right now. this is a live look at the north east mixmaster. we'll be keeping an eye on the changing conditions. elizabeth: in your commitment 2016 news. it was a big night here in iowa as candidates were out in full force for the caucuses. and the democratic race ending in a virtual tie. one precinct left to report. it appears that clinton has the edge, .3%. on the republican side ted cruz came out on top with 28% of voters. donald trump finished second with 24% and marco rubio in third with 23%. despite the close numbers hillary clinton declared victory last night in des moines. todd magel reports from drake university. todd: no matter how close the victory hillary clinton is taking it. >> this has been an incredible honor to campaign across iowa with so many of you to make the case for the kind of future we
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and for the united states of america. todd: still it appeared clinton was not entirely happy with the nearly tied caucus results with bernie sanders. her victory speech was just seven minutes long and barely mentioned iowa. no matter her supporters say a win is a win. >> i think she can keep going with this victory. what it really means is we need to keep having this conversation and we going to keep having this conversation and democrats win when we talk about the issues that matter to americans. >> join me lets go win the nomination thank you all and god bless you. todd: hillary clinton drove to the airport, hopped on a plane and few to new hampshire after declaring victory here in iowa. -- and flew to new hampshire after declaring victory here in iowa. she says that's the next battleground against bernie sanders. at drake university, todd magel, kcci 8, iowa's news leader. eric: while clinton claimed victory bernie sanders called it a tie. kcci's laura terrell reports from the holiday inn by the
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laura: bernie sanders was a lot more gracias than his supporters who booed when hillary clinton came up on the big screen. instead he thanked her for a vigorous race. >> iowa. thank you. [applause] laura: bernie sanders could barely get through his 17 minute speech without constant applause from his supporters but he was quick to give a shout out to hillary clinton. >> i want to take this opportunity to congratulate secretary clinton as somebody. yes. [applause] laura: instead of claiming victory like clinton did sanders called the race a virtual tie. >> and while the results are still not complete it looks like , we'll have half the iowa delegates. [applause] laura: sanders supporters were loud and energetic all night and seemed happy with the close result. >> no matter what the numbers say tonight i view this as a win , for bernie because there is just too much wrong with hillary.
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laura: a year ago the senator from vermont was only polling at 5% in iowa so monday night's tie he says is more like a big win. >> nine months ago when we came to this beautiful state. we had no political organization. we had no money. we had no name recognition and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america. laura: in des moines, laura terrell, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. eric: sanders and his campaign staff left immediately for new hampshire monday night. his campaign officials say they believe the momentum from iowa will carry sanders far there. elizabeth: on the republican side texas senator ted cruz came out on top. he earned the most voters ever cast for a republican primary winner. kcci's mark tauscheck was there for his victory. >> tonight is a victory for
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iowa and across the nation. mark: senator ted cruz basked in his victory surrounded by his wife, political allies and overjoyed supporters. >> we together earned the votes of 48,608 iowans. that is the most votes every cast for a republican primary winner. mark: cruz's state director says the campaign based their ground game powered off -- powered by 12,000 volunteers off lists of past caucus participants and building profiles on potentially pro-cruz voters. >> we knew neighborhood by neighborhood who the people were who we needed to reach out to share our message with to draw out to come on our team. mark: iowa congressman steve king says cruz winning after governor branstad called on iowans to not vote for the texas senator ensures iowa's first in the nation caucus status for at least another cycle. >> if ted had not prevailed tonight there always would have been that threat of what about the other candidates that don't want to come to iowa that say i
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the governor's criticism in 4 years or 8 years or 12 years. mark: cruz said the campaign will continue in new hampshire the same way they succeeded in iowa, face to face with conservatives who believe. >> 800,000 contributions at with an average contribution of $67. that is the power of the grassroots. marcus: mark tauscheck, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. start campaigning in new hampshire the same way he won iowa face to face with what he calls courageous conservatives. eric: two presidential hopefuls night. his second bid for the white house. the former arkansas governor wrote on twitter that he's officially suspending his campaign. he says he's thankful for his backers for their loyal support. o'malley ends his campaign for the white house. the former maryland governor never gained traction against rivals hillary clinton and bernie sanders.
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was polling in the single-digits for the last several months despite campaigning actively in iowa and new hampshire. it is coming up on 4:37. weather is never more than five minutes away. snow continues to move in. metinka: we are getting started with the cold winter storm. we got rain moving in over lamoni. we might have a little thunder this morning. as it encounters that cold air, we might have thunder snow. the movement on the whole system is up to the north and northeast. here is your snow trend. we are expecting most accumulation to occur before noon when it could be locally heavy. this afternoon, as temperatures warm up, southeastern iowa, we have some drizzle followed by light snow. the wins are getting gusty.
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similar conditions in lamoni. elizabeth: with iowa in the rear-view mirror candidates are looking ahead to new hampshire. but not all campaigns are done with the hawkeye state just yet. aixa diaz explains. aixa: after the caucuses the next challenge for candidates isn't new hampshire it's a winter storm. two rounds of snow today with windy conditions in between that could ground some flights at the des moines airport as hundreds of campaign staffers volunteers -- staffers, journalists, volunteers are looking to leave town. as for caucus night it was cold but the snow held out so the weather did not affect turnout. in iowa, i am aixa diaz. elizabeth: ahead on kcci. more caucus coverage. what the donald had to say after falling to his rival. and how he's already moved on to new hampshire. eric: plus rubio is happy with his caucus placement. why he considers the night a
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next on kcci. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. overnight we had a little bit of light snow and a light wintry mix. that has lifted into northern iowa.
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across our southern iowa -- the main moisture is arriving across southern iowa. it is going to switch over to snow near atlanta. we are expecting -- near atlantic. we're expecting worse conditions in sioux city. we are going to see some snow. travel will be impacted across southeast iowa. you might get a little bit of rain today. the snow will be moving in by 7:00 a.m. it could be locally heavy at times with a little bit of thunder snow. we'll catch a little break this afternoon. elizabeth: back to caucus coverage, after keeping a commanding lead during his iowa campaign donald trump suffers a blow right out the gate. kcci's ryan smith has more from
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he finished in second place. ryan s.: a near capacity crowd welcomed trump with boisterous applause. despite suffering a big campaign blow right out the gate. the candidate keeping his remarks uncharacteristically short and cordial. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something i 'm just honored. i'm really honored and i want to congratulate ted and i want to congratulate all the candidates. ryan s.: in the final weeks of iowa campaigning trump retained a dominant lead. but that record-setting gop caucus turnout did not swing in favor for the billionaire businessman. supporters expressing immediate disappointment following the call for a cruz victory. i thought trump would be there 100%. i'm a little down. on to new hampshire, east coast, south, he will take it. >> i don't think it was a
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don't think he'll ever give up. ryan s.: now the fight moves east to new hampshire where trump has his eyes set on an already commanding lead in the polls. >> we will go out to get the republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. eric: taking third place for the gop on caucus night florida points behind donald trump. kcci's marcus mcintosh covered his supporters consider a strong third place a rubio victory. marcus: after being introduced by senator jack whitver rubio's iowa campaign chair marco rubio walked to the stage and spoke like a candidate who won the iowa caucuses monday night. >> they told me i had to wait my turn. that i needed to wait in line. [applause] tonight here in iowa the people , of this great state sent a very clear message after 7 years of barack obama we are not
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country back. [applause] marcus: his supporters feel the same way a razor thin margin between rubio and second place is cause for celebration. >> it is an amazing victory just because of how rubio was surging at the end coming all the way up , and almost finishing in second place. marcus: his message was plain and simple. >> there are only two ways forward for us now. we can either be greater than we have ever been or we can be a great nation in decline. marcus: everyone in this room believes marco rubio is the candidate who will lead the country in the right direction. >> going forward in new hampshire and the rest of the country i really feel like marco rubio is the person who can unite the country, unite the party and eventually be the nominee. >> when i am our nominee we will unite our party. we will grow our party and we will defeat hillary clinton or bernie sanders or whoever they nominate. marcus: in des moines, marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. eric: senator rubio is not
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his caucus performance. after speaking to his supporters he immediately got on a plane to new hampshire. elizabeth: the time is 4:45. your waking up to 33 degrees. this is a live look outside at i-235 and the 2nd avenue. the snow is coming our way so prepare. it sounds like it is going to hit during the morning commute. if you head out now, you should
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>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. it is going to be snowing today. it is already snowing across northern iowa, north of highway 20 from fort dodge all the way up through our donor. -- all the way up you see the rain jobs coming down early this morning. you are going to be starting out with wet roadways. for sensual come into northern iowa, heavy snow is likely. we will pick up most of our accumulation now and noontime, five inches or more. this afternoon, we are going to
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falling overnight. moderate accumulations expected. heavy snow and wins there. mason city down through sioux city. a winter storm warning in effect for the polk county area. nothing expected hazardous across the southeastern part of the state. here in the metro, five to six inches of snow. heavier totals off to the northwest. one to three inches in the southeastern corner of the state. that moisture will be lifting up through 10:00 a.m. with pockets of heavy snow. a dry patch of air moves in. you will catch a nice break, followed by the second band of snow moving through overnight. it should be out of here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow.
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heavy snow back through new brassica and kansas. it is all lifting northeast. ready three degrees. a light, wintry mix overnight. we are headed for a burst of heavy snow this morning. we have had lightning strikes across northern missouri. 36 this afternoon here to windy, maybe a little bit of rain. a little bit of snow overnight. windy and cold tomorrow. eric: more caucus coverage now a surprise winner at an ankeny republican caucus with a possibly record-breaking turnout. kcci's kim st. onge reports on how caucus officials adjusted last minute for the unexpected crowd. kim: it came down to less than 30 votes. >> trump, cruz, rubio. kim: a neck and neck race between the 3 republican front runners. voters huddled around the colored baskets at ankeny baptist church as caucus officials counted the ballots , one by one. >> our high estimate was 380
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we counted 572 ballots. kim: they were forced to print 200 extra ballots. some voters showed up monday night still torn. relying on short speeches from the candidate's representatives to help make up their mind. a ben carson campaign volunteer who was involved in a fatal car accident in atlantic was one of the representatives. >> he didn't care about the polls. he cared about the people. kim: others like this trump supporter say their vote was set in stone. >> i believe that he can change things. he speaks his mind and i appreciate that he's finding his -- that he's funding his own campaign. kim: ankeny centennial senior olivia sandvold caucused for the first time and was thrilled when marco rubio came out on top. >> we've actually seen some of our own peers here and so that's great. we love to see the younger generation getting involved in politics. elizabeth: the only thing
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caucus and republican caucus is day. emmy victor shows us the process voters at merrill middle school went through to nominate a candidate. emmy: for nearly one year iowa voters have been listening to but on caucus night it's the support. the first fleet of voters filtered in nearly two hours early. thirty minutes left from the start the registration table was packed. >> we have 765 caucus-goers in this room. emmy: the gym at merrill middle school became the center of caucus chaos for democrat voters. 745 the across embracing a -- 745 democrats embracing a different voting process then the republicans. >> this is our first time ever
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it's like a new and exciting experience. emmy: those with candidate fever got started by separating into hillary clinton supporters on the left. bernie sanders supporters on the right. the few remaining voters in the middle as others convinced them to move. as others convinced them to move. directions. there was a lot of scheming among the precinct chairs. ultimately i went with hillary . -- with hillary. emmy: a process expected to last hours. after a first count totaled to over one hundred people that weren't there. >> we are going to have to count the sanders and the clinton group again. i apologize. emmy: some walked out the gym in frustration but others didn't give up. >> i was going to stick around until the very end. this only happens every four years. emmy: a second count of hands in the air lead to the final results. >> bernie sanders 246.
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-- hillary clinton, 462. emmy: in des moines, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news
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metinka: good morning. we have light snow across northern iowa. we got rain across southern parts of the state from lamoni back to bedford. it is turning icy near creston. it is lifting north. atlantic, getting the snowflakes already. we are still expecting the worst conditions today to be across north central and northwest iowa with snowfall totals near one foot total. less snow in southeast iowa. can the middle, we will pick up heavy snow this morning. eric: it got pretty crowded at
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elizabeth: at perkins elementary in des moines for one they almost had to tally the votes outside. kcci's rose heaphy has more. rose: democratic caucus goers had to move to the parking lot to make room at perkins elementary school. precinct coordinators say it was record turnout with more than 600 people attending. >> i'm pleased that we had such a turnout. this election is more important than i think a lot of the other ones were because it is so close. rose: the crowd stayed outside until about 8:00 bundled up in p.m. coats and hats. >> well we came out for awhile and then we got too cold and i thought i'm going back in. i have to. rose: once everyone was registered they squeezed back inside packed in shoulder to shoulder. >> but they're making it work. it's a tough situation but they're doing what they have to get the job done. rose: people said having the big crowds was a good problem to have. >> it matters. right now i think it matters a lot. rose: in des moines, rose heaphy
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eric: more caucus night coverage ahead at one of the cool perks of this place is you can eat as much cereal as you want. it's like i'm going to work to get some. alrighty. we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it.
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