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of all of you! we win tonight if voter turnout is high!< we have now been to all 99 counties in the great state of iowa. win, lose, or draw. i love you folks all. i love you all. white house hopefuls have made their final pleas to the people of iowa... now, all they can do is wait to see who was the most convincing, in our first in the nation caucus. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm erin kiernan. and i'm dan winters. we are monitoring more than sixteen hundred caucus sites all across our state. the campaigns... lynn melling is following the clinton campaign... and jannay towne is sanders... and on the republican side.. senator ted cruz. we'll talk with all of them in moment.. heitshusen.... she's following the campaign
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ted cruz is trump's closest competitor, and it may boil down to who shows up for them tonight. channel 13's stephanie moore joins us live from the fairgrounds in des moines, as the finger crossing commences. set up is in full swing here at the cruz camp.... staff members have been setting up for his victory rally here at the state fairgrounds while cruz is busy making his last pitch to voters. cruz finished up his last event today in jefferson iowa encouraging voters to come out and caucus... it was the last stop of his full grassley tour--- grassley coined the name after traveling to all 99 counties and several politicians have followed his lead.... cruz joins several others who have also done the full grassley... in fact mike huckabee visited all 99 counties in 2008 and rick santorum in 2012..both ended up
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caucuses...we'll see if cruz has the same luck... the democrats are neck and neck, them the democrats are neck and neck, with the latest poll showing them virtually tied in iowa. channel 13's lynn melling is live from drake university, where hillary clinton's campaign is set up for the night. we could witness history in the making tonight, if hillary clinton pulls off a victory.. she would become the first woman to win the iowa caucuses.. and the celebration party will happen here.. on the drake university campus. the last time hillary ran for president in 2008, she fell behind her competitor, barack obama.. who became the first african american to win the caucuses.. and ultimately the white house. hillary is hoping to make
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herself this time.. and she's been working hard on the campaign trail here in iowa for months... to convince iowans to come out to caucus in her favor tonight.. right now, she is in a tight race for the nomination with bernie sanders.. she's touted herself as a progressive who knows how to get things done.. and tonight, we'll see if she can deliver on that.. and win the iowa caucuses.. bernie sanders hopes younger voters will show up for him as they did for president obama in 2008. channel 13's jannay towne joins us live from the des moines airport's holiday inn, and the anticipation couldn't be higher. young and first time caucus goers are the heart and soul of the sanders campaign. today, the vermont senator said that enthusiasm has fueled what he calls the political revolution... where the middle and working class takes back their government. the bernie bus made a stop at
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troops. sanders says hell win tonight .. if there's high turnout. he'll need the numbers in iowa city, ames, even des moines. but the real key is how evenly spread out his support is across the state. already, his story line is the come back kid. ... from low single digits to a tied ball game. along those lines, when i asked sanders how the oldest candidate is attracting so many young voters, he told me it's part idealism... part realism that something needs to change... wages need to rise. he and his campaign are hoping the "feel the bern" slogan that they've embraced holds true at the caucuses tonight. the caucuses are the mechanism that officially sets fall election into motion... a win could give one one of the
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to go home. channel 13's dave price is live from capital square downtown, with a look at the races on both sides. the caucus draws thousands of
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the world...to des moines. and they'll likely have some trouble leaving. chief meteorologist ed wilson joins us now with a first look at the forecast. ed, a storm is grabbing the weather headlines.. dry for now but rain and snow will begin to fill in over central iowa late tonight. the heaviest snow looks to fall in the metro during the morning commute. northwest iowa will see
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throughout the day. the metro will see snow in the range of 3 to 6" and higher amounts of 8"+ will occur in northern iowa. a blizzard warning and winter storm warning will be in effect through the day on tuesday. iowa became first in the nation because of a political anomaly. it's just the way things just happened to shake out one year. and one man was there to see the state fall first on the calender. hear about his brush with a former president, and why he says iowans take
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and while the nation's eyes are focused on iowa, some are also some pointing fingers. a bit later, andy fales sounds off against the people complaining about iowa's first-in-the- nation status. 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." the des moines register calls him, "a man of courage and principle."
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because "he would build on obama's legacy and challenge the establishment." i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman
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...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. august 22nd... governor chris christies day at the fair was interrupted by animal rights activists. state troopers got rid of the protestors. christie tapped into some east coast humor and capitalized on the moment. i have to tell ya the truth, when im here in iowa and something like that happens, it feels like im at home. feels
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that's just one of dozens of memorable moments from this caucus cycle. one man has witnessed nearly four decades worth of those moments. channel 13's lynn melling shares his story. 27:54- they kind of came about it accidentally. iowa wasnt intending to be the first in the nation. michael mauro has been there since the beginning.. 28:16- just a scheduling fluke that turned out to work out for us. in 1972... the iowa caucuses fell first on the calendar... four years later.. 27:46- 1976, which actually the first one to really put the caucuses on the map. 27:51 mauro was 32-years-old.. 31:16- i was actually selling real estate at the time. and trying to drum up business and networking was the way you did it. 31:23 and i got a call one day that a presidential candidate was coming to dsm and needed people to go see him. 31:28 i figured, what the heck? ill go see him. the candidate was jimmy carter. 31:50- when carter shows up, he gave a nice little pitch. and he wanted
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grounds. it was a hot august day. and nobody figured, heck, ill take him out there. 32:10- and he stood by the democratic booth and shook hands and said, hello, im jimmy carter and im running for potus. nobody knew who he was. as a matter of fact, i was saying to myself, hes not accomplishing nothing here. but carter went on to win the caucuses.. which turned the attention of politicos back to iowa.. 33:55- lynn: did you ever think, 40 years later, that it would be like it is today? mike: no. no i didnt to be perfectly honest with you. 34:02 over those 40 years, mauro has had a front row seat... as democrats have raced for the white house. 40:40- one of the favorites was john kerry. 41:33- and then 8 years ago, when clinton and obama were going at it. that was mind boggling. but even more mind boggling for mauro... how big the caucuses have become. 47:41- in 1976, carters looking for someone to drive him around. in 2016, dont worry about it. he says hes lucky to have been there at the very beginning... when
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33:14- and thats why i say to iowans, were so lucky. 43:10- youre so close to these people. sometimes we take it for granted. a blizzard warning is in effect for tuesday for those north and west of the des moines metro. moderate to heavy snow is expected at times and wind speeds will increase as well. winds will be strong from the north-northeast at 20 to 30 mph, gusts to 40 mph. this will create very difficult driving conditions all day on tuesday and for the start of wednesday. a winter storm warning is in effect for those southwest and southeast of desoines until tuesday night. tonight skies will be mostly cloudy with some areas of light rain showers developing. as temperatures drop down to the freezing mark by early morning, the rain will transition to snow. the snow will continue through the morning commute. this is when it will be heaviest in the des moines metro. heavy snow will continue in northwest iowa through the day on tuesday. totals will be in the 3o" nge through central iowa, cluding des moines, withtals 8" + in northwest iowa. utheast iowa will see mainly rain. blowing snow will continue be a problem mainly in northwest iowa through earlydnesday morning. it will be drier and calmer through the end the week witday time highs ck in the 20s and 30s. e caucus transforms iowa from
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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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will be in the 3 to 6" nge through central wa, cluding des moines, with ts 8" + in northwest iowa.uta iowa will see mainlyin. blowing snow will conn be a problem mainly in rwest iowa through earlydnesday morning. it will be ier and calmer through the end the week with day time highs back in the 20s a 30s.the caucus transforms iowa from e caucus transforms iowarom
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the caucus transforms iowa from a fly over state, to the number one destination. however, some say our past presidential picks prove iowa isn't fit for the privilege. coming up next, andy fales weighs in on our record. as you heard ea he was rated a+ by the nra. not for his promises, but for defending the second amendment... he's a man of deep faith, who fought time and again for the right to life. he laid out a plan to destroy isis months before paris.
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and use conservative principles to put washington's broken fiscal house back in order. jeb bush. he's the conservative you can trust, to fight for our beliefs. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm they've all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america
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19-72... and other states are little jealous because of it... tonight.. that's what's "what's bugging andy." as we here in iowa are enjoying our time in the national spotlight, there are others who are wondering why it is we have it. theyre going further than that...theyre saying that we shouldnt have it...this first-in-the nation widely-covered and perhaps influential stop on the road to determining the next president of the united states. many outsiders absolutely hate that, and every four years, heres my this privilege? well, we thought of it first. yes, its more complicated than
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road, ill just say 'why shouldnt we go first?' america is about inclusion, equal opportunity, and the idea that you dont have to be born into privilege...including living in new york or california...to get the chance to make a difference. we have fought hard to stay at the head of the line, but the main reason why its worked is that we know how to do it. its our thing, our quirky little area of expertise ...we dont have too much, so what we do have, we try hard to do well. were like the couple who grows that great big pumpkin every year. were like the asian yodeling champion! you wanna take away our caucus title, well bring it on, sucker! alright, so we dont always hit the bullseye...we picked dick gephardt and edmund muskie...and mike huckabee and were like the asian yodeling
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our caucus title, well bring it on, sucker! alright, so we dont always hit the bullseye...we picked dick gephardt and edmund muskie...and mike huckabee and rick santorum have us on a rather embarrassing two-caucus losing streak but hey! those two had so much fun, theyre back for another helping! and can you blame em? for republicans, the iowa caucus means you get to hit the pizza ranch every other week! its the one time our flyover state becomes the number-one destination. the iowa caucuses! to those who dont understand how they work or why we have them, i say 'understand this...were number one.' for tonight at least. im andy fales, and thats whats bugging me. stick around, we'll take another look at your forecast after the
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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.
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not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. defend planned parenthood, not attack it. 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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you'll want to stay tuned to channel 13 throughout the remainder of this caucus night... we have crews at capital square and campaign headquarters... and will show you the results as soon as they roll in. our complete coverage starts at eight p-m on air, and seven online at "who tv dot com." the doors are open ... the voters have arrived ... in the
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