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good morning, america. and they're off. the first votes finally here in the race for president. >> it's going be big. >> we are going to make america history. >> bernie sanders says overnight, his campaign going all the way to the convention. ted cruz blasted for last-minute campaign tactics. a grueling year on the campaign trail. >> they throw all this stuff at me and i'm still standing. >> we're going to build a wall. >> donald, you won't be able to insult your way to the presidency. 1500 rallies, 11 debates. always comes down to this -- >> this is about the men and women of iowa. >> the race closer than ever. donald trump taking the lead back from ted cruz. the billionaire and his family trying to close their biggest deal of all.
clinton with a slight edge over bernie sanders. the senator calling it a toss yuch. the big date finally here. who will be on top at the end of the night? >> we're going to win. >> we're with the candidates for their final push. >> people want our government to represent all of us and not a handful of billionaires. >> hillary clinton and donald trump join us live. the road to the white house starts on iowa on this special edition of "good morning america." >> live from times square and des moines iowa, this is a special edition of "good morning america," "your voice, your vote." the iowa caucuses. and we certainly do say good morning, america, we're live in iowa. we're inside the state capitol in des moines and as you said, here we go. >> here we go. lot of history has been made in
this room. outside the kbds in these final hours, take a live look right now at eight of their campaigns. everybody is gearing up for a hard, last push in iowa. we have hillary clinton standing by live. she's one of five candidates joining us right here this morning. also talking to donald trump, bernie sanders, marco rubio and chris christie. >> every vote here counts. the race is so close. you can see the poll numbers as we put them up for you. donald trump opening up a five-point lead now on ted cruz in the final poll and hillary clinton's lead over bernie sanders smaller. virtually a dead heat. >> jon karl starts us off with voters at the machine shed diner in urbandale. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. we're finally here, we're with iowans of all political stripes. are you guys ready? [ cheers and applause ]
>> reporter: hey, and i got to tell you, george, we have got quite a race here. in fact, if you look at the democratic and republican races combined, we have never seen an iowa caucus so close. it's finally here. >> i don't care if you're feeling horribly, 104 temperature, get out of bed and caucus. >> let's start to a movement. >> reporter: a mad dark to the finish in iowa. we caught up with ted cruz. you said if consecutives turn out you're going win. >> i believe we'll win. >> reporter: across the state, my colleague caught up with front-runner donald trump and his wife melania. >> i think we're going to have a good result. >> reporter: the campaigns are pulling out the stops. trump campaign even deployed daughter ivanka to teach people how to caucus. >> it's a secret ballot, write
down trump and you're done. crisscrossing the iowa skies trump force one. over at camp cruz. >> we're here to pull him over the finish line. >> reporter: volunteers have been calling out for ted. a battle for bodies. >> if they need a ride, they come here. >> reporter: bernie sanders has a volunteer army of his own, 15,000 supporters, cruising the streets and knocking on doors. more than 76,000 touched this weekend alone. the clinton campaign says it's knocked on more than 125,000. >> sometimes you'll show up on their door, they're a hillary supporter or a bernie supporter and they switch over to trump and i think -- >> reporter: and the air war. 60,000 campaign ads so far in
iowa. 17,000 this month alone. after all that, some iowans are still undecided. you'll definitely caucus? >> we'll be there. >> we'll be there. >> reporter: you'll be there? when are you going to make that decision? >> maybe 7:00 tomorrow. i don't know. >> reporter: 7:00 tomorrow? and george n that last poll you mentioned at the top of the poll, nearly half of republican voters said they could still change their minds. it's incredible how many are still undecided. >> iowa always has a lot of last-minute surprises. jon, we'll check back in with you all morning long. >> we'll be checking in on the caucuses all day long as well. we'll talk about that. you're looking at a middle school, one of the biggest locations voters will gather tonight. it's empty tonight. okay, but more than 1,000 people will be packing that place this evening to cast their votes and
the candidates are making a big push right now, tom llamas has been covering the republicans since the beginning. you caught up with donald trump last night. what is the strategy in these final hours? >> reporter: robin, good morning. the strategy is star power. the entire trump family is here. they're splitting up to cover more ground and sarah palin back here in iowa, campaigning with donald trump. the man who wants to take iowa from trump is ted cruz. he's been living on this bus for this month. this afternoon, he hits his magic number -- visiting all 99 counties in iowa. for them, it's all about the ground games. the volunteers try to make 20,000 calls a day. this state is so important for him. as for senator marco rubio he's hoping for one of those three tickets out of iowa. telling everyone he can this is a must-win state for ted cruz. robin and george. >> okay, let goose the cecilia
right now. covering the democrats from the start. she's in des moines right now. se is sill ya, the clinton family out in force all weekend long. and they're planning what they call a victory party tonight. >> reporter: they are. this is the invitation. that shows a confidence heading into today. hillary clinton packing in the crowds. i'm telling you, i have never seen her on this campaign trail over the last couple of days sounding more confident and more energized. take a look at this. just last night, 2600 people packing into a high school gym for her, a raucous crowd but her campaign is telling me privately, they're approaching today with caution, this race that seemed to be hers for her taking could now be hers to lose. bernie sanders overnight telling his crowds he's in it for the long haul. bernie sanders wants to stay into this all of the way until the convention. >> all right, cecilia, thank you very much. let's talk to hillary clinton, good enough to join us
on a very important and busy day. thank you so much for doing this. do you have the victory party all set for tonight? >> well, this is a very tight race, robin. it's really going down to the wire. but we feel very good. we worked so hard. i had a great operation here. so many young people organizers who fanned out across the state. the thousands of volunteers, we did knock on 125,000 doors this past weekend. so, we're very committed, very energized, very enthusiastic. it all depends on who shows up tonight. who comes out to caucus in iowa. i'm urging anyone who interested in caucusing for me, please be there tonight, 6:30. i'll be there in spirit. >> there are so many similarities between what's
going on right now and eight years ago, you, again, are unexpected challenge that you are facing, what are the differences and similarities between what you're experiencing now and what happened eight years ago here in iowa? >> well, i think that i have much better organization to be just really clear about it. i think that we built an organization, using a lot of the lessons learned and we recruited some of the best people that you could find, anywhere in the country, working in democratic politics, i think i'm a better candidate. i think that, in addition to just knowing more about the caucus process and what we needed to do to build toward this night, my experience as secretary of state, really deepened and intensified my understanding about how what the next president will have to face. so, all and all, i feel like
it's a different, energized effort that is really bringing in people from across the state and indeed across the country who knows what's at stake in this election, understand how really dramatic and drastic it would be if the republicans were to take back the white house, they would rip out the progress. we wouldn't be able get the economy going for everybody, get income rising, everything i'm talking about, which is really in response to the concerns and the worries that i hear from people as i crisscross this state. >> all 99 counties you have crisscrossed and we have seen you and your husband and we have seen your daughter as well. >> i have gotten to all 99. i don't want anybody to think my silence is affirmation, but i covered a lot of ground and i have met many thousands of people. and really have learned so much.
it's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are the stories they tell me. it's something so intimidate, at least in my experience. i try to listen to people and hear what's on their minds. when people tell you about the open heart surgery their granddaughter had and they couldn't afford it without affordable health care. it sticks with me. the months i spent here listening to iowans has really made a better candidate and i think it will make me a better president. >> well speaking of listening to iowans, we are jon karl, he's out and about. he's with voters. a third of voters here are undecided and let's hear what one voter has to ask you, jon. >> reporter: hello, robin. hello, secretary clinton. we're with rob from denison.
you're undecided between hillary clinton and john kasich. what is your question. >> good morning, secretary clinton. as a liberal republican seems to be a dying breed, are you going to work bipartisanly with a partisan congress. >> that's a really good question. i have a record of working with republicans, when i'm actually in a position to do so when, you know, there's a campaign it's a little bit different. when i was first lady, i worked to achieve the children's health insurance program, working across the aisle with both democrats and republicans. teaming up with delay, a very partisan republican in the house. in the senate, i worked hard to get health care for the national guard and reserves. worked with senator lindsey graham in that case, i don't
know if there was a single republican who didn't co-sponsor one of the bills that i worked on. as secretary of state, i had similar efforts to reach common ground to prove successful. i know in a campaign the distinctions have to be drawn. because we have to give voters a real sense of what each of us wants to do and to hold us accountable for the agenda we put forth. but i'm confident that i'm going to work really hard to find that common ground across the aisle and we will make progress together. >> secretary clinton, thank you very much. we appreciate you joining us on this very busy and important day. thank you. >> thanks so much. great to talk to you. >> you as always. >> hillary clinton on top of the democrats right now. donald trump on top for the republicans. he joins us now by phone. good morning, mr. trump. you know, you have never actually faced voters before, are you nervous?
>> well, you have to be a little bit nervous. you know i like to win. i want to win for the country. not for myself. this is actually my first election night. this is a little bit different for me. >> i'm sure it is. what worries you most? >> well, i just hope everybody is going to be able to get out and vote. it looks like we're going to skirting the weather the weather will be okay. it won't start snowing until aft everything is over. i hope everybody gets out and vote. we have had the biggest crowds of anybody, including sanders who's second. i will say that. we have the most enthusiasm. you have to see these rallies -- they're like love fests. i believe they're going to go out and vote. the theme is, make america great again. i'm self-funding my campaign.
i'm putting up my money. nobody else is doing that. i think that's a big difference. lot of people like that. but there's great enthusiasm in those rooms and all over the state and all over every state. you know, when you look at new hampshire, you saw the polls where there's i guess a 25-point lead. inin iowa, i think we're going do really well and we're going to find out soon. >> your staying pow power has surprised so many people so far, i was wondering what your response is to chris christie and he said donald will take himself down over time. did you get that? >> i hear your fine. >> what is your response to chris christie who said you're going to take yourself down over time. >> well, people said i wasn't
going to run. then, they said, if i ran, he would have have fun. now i'm in first place. chris christie took himself down with the bridge. new jersey is the 50th worse state. meaning it's the last. he shouldn't be talking like that. i'm surprised he would talk like that. because i know him. i guess he used to be a friend until this all happened. no, think it's just the opposite. he's got enough problems and he's doing very poorly in the polls. i'm surprised that he would have said that. my life has been a life of success, it's been a life of winning, it's been a life of making great deals. it's been a life -- i have achieved tremendous success in so many different ways. for somebody to say that, obviously, isn't doing really well right now is pretty
unusual, i think. >> you'll be facing the voters for the first time tonight. we'll be talking to your sons in the next half-hour. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you very much. donna brazile. and matthew dowd and when we see what's going on here, it's like an electric-type atmosphere. and it's something that we haven't witnessed in quite some time -- such uncertainty. >> it's fascinating. the campaigns. donald trump talked about it. the voters are now in charge as of today. and it brings tremendous anxiety because everything you thought was going to happen may not happen. we'll look at tonight i think and we're going to be surprised in the course of this. there's an expectation there could be some big political earthquake depending on what happens on the republican or the democratic side. >> donna, what you're seeing on both sides, donald trump on the
republican side. bernie sanders on the democratic side. just harnessing this outsider power up against the organizations of hillary clinton and ted cruz. >> the big challenge tonight, george s to take that passion and enthusiasm that you saw on the campaign trail and translate it into votes. the good thing about the hawkeye state, voters can turn up tonight and register to vote. this is a same-day registration. it brings a lot of uncertainty to the race and it may be an advantage to mr. trump and mr. sanders. let's go to rob for the weather. >> hey, george, we're watching this massive storm traverse its way across the country. it won't impact iowa until midnight tonight. all right, that's the latest forecast for the polls. right now, your select cities brought to you by carmax. m
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>> good monday morning. while the snow is melting out there let's get an update on the forecast from jacqui jeras. >> reporter: a little bit of sunshine to start your morning but skies turn cloudy fairly quickly. rain showers will develop after the lurch hour. grab thebler. temperatures above freezing, even this morning. well above the average moving to
up the to upper 50s this afternoon. tomorrow cooler but still above average with partly sunny skies. 48 degrees. wednesday, near record highs are possible. that combined with rain could lead to flooding issues, dry to end the week. >> reporter: on the monday morning commute we're deal with a water main break in prince georges county. we are -- prince william county. we are up to speed on university boulevard between flowoir and powder mill. traveling southbound i27o heavdelays off and on. no accident activity. cleared the earlier crash approaching 124. capital beltway, accident activity on the outer loop making a trip from interstate 95 between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard blocking one lane. you're off and on the brakes. a quick check in virginia. interstate 66, slow go from hence hence to centreville. >> we have another water main
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we welcome you back to "good morning america." and this is a live shot of a group called nurses for bernie and they are ready to rock the boat for bernie sanders here in iowa. and we also have republican candidate ben carson's headquarterses this morning. yep, they're already in full swing in urbandale. and those are voters at the machine shed diner. they're excited for jon karl and they're excited for tonight's caucus. >> lot of motivation there and all across the state right now. we're covering every angle of this campaign. this morning, here from the state house. other news and headlines this morning. but first, robin, you had a chance to sit down with bernie
and jane sanders. >> yes, he's making headlines overnight, he said he's not stopping here in iowa, he's going all of the way to the convention. not many expected that hillary clinton would have such serious competition and she has and it is, from a senator from vermont. he's drawing younger crowds at his stops. i had a chance to talk to him and his wife. >> it sounds like you want to make a political revolution. >> reporter: he's the democratic hopeful behind that revolution, taking on income and wealth inequality. i caught up with bernie sanders and his wife just hours before the big day backstage after a rally in des moines. i think you said that today, no matters what happens with the caucus you're in it for the long haul. >> absolutely. i think our message is
resonating throughout the country. i got the tell you, robin, all over the country, when i talk about that, people say absolutely. >> reporter: people will timely be able to say speak. what are your thoughts. >> i think we will win if there's a large voter turnout. younger people, lower-income people, if they come out in big numbers we'll win. if they don't we won't. >> we want to see an enlivening of the democracy, here in new hampshire everywhere else, we want to see people vote. we want to see them caucus and vote. >> hillary clinton's chief strategist said you have run the most negative campaign in a democratic primary, ever. >> my god, going back 500 years. i have tried my best, never making personal attacks against
hillary clinton, debating the issues. when we talk about me running a negative campaign, that's absurd. >> i heard that you went to the white house and there are only two people who were not wearing a tux you and nelson mandela, was that true in. >> yes. >> if there's an inaugural ball will you final -- >> i don't think so. you know, a tux is kind of symbol of class privilege. that says i'm really important and i'm fancy and you're something else. >> senator sanders joins me now. >> you told my colleague recently, martha raddatz, tongue in cheek, you got a big ego like most politicians, how do you stay grounded in it's a scary experience because people are putting so much faith into you. it's divot. you know, you don't want to let people down. in fact, one of the hesitancies that i had about running in the
first place that i didn't want to let people down. >> mrs. sanders, you said that's one of the reasons you fell in love his wife jane of more than 25 years who he proposed at a friendly's parking lot after being on break. >> enough, enough. it's national television. >> he wanted to go out again and i said, no, i want to get married. so, and i love you and we're best friends now. let's not mess it up. he had to ask me a couple of times. he said, no, will you marry me? i said, fine. >> reporter: saw the big hug that you gave a veteran on the way out and i know mrs. sanders you said a veteran stopped you all, when you were on the fence on whether or not your husband should run, that sealed it for you. >> yes. when people are counting on you
have to deliver. >> reporter: you're not used to this underdog-type position. >> they always say, he can't win. he can't be a senator. each time he's proven them wrong. >> explain. >> last night was his 100th stop here in the state of iowa. and as you can see, his wife brings out another side of the candidate. >> she taps into his core strength, persistence. i remember, i was working in congress 25 years ago when he first got to congress. one of the most striking thing about bernie sanders, his mess sang is consistent all these 25 years. >> when he ran for mayor, he won by ten votes. he has that tenacity, you're right, he stays on message and he's been consistent throughout. >> we'll see what happens
tonight, no question. david muir and "world news" will be here tonight. also, you're going to be here as well or latest as it happens. don't forget next saturday the big republican debate live from new hampshire at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we'll have complete wrap-up coverage tonight. >> as the results come in. that's exactly right. lot more coming up from iowa thrng mop we're covering the other big headlines and amy has that. big news this hour, two students at virginia tech have been arrested and will now face a judge today as police investigate the murder of a 13-year-old who lived near campus. abc's eva pilgrim reports many, many questions surround this case. including the motive. >> reporter: this morning, two virginia tech studes facing charges in connection with the death of a 13-year-old blacksburg girl. >> it really hits home. >> reporter: nicole lovell's parents said she vanished
wednesday between midnight, pushing a dresser against her bedroom drawer and climbing out of her window. family and friends worried that lovell a liver transplant recipient, needed medication daily. saturday morning, police arrested a freshman engineering student, saying that eisenhauer knew lovell and used that to his advantage. sunday a second student natalie keepers charged as an accessory, accuse of helping eisenhauer dispose of the girl's body. they're expected in court later today. for "good morning america," eva pilgrim, abc news,blacksburg, virginia. the world health organization is holding an emergency meeting on the months e quito-born zika virus.
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bottle. >> get back on that horse wow. >> we want the send it back to george and robin. jesse and lara and me and rob, we're all holding down the fort for you. >> doing a great job out there. >> yeah, hitting the bottle it sounds like. >> coffee. coming up here kit's family affair here in iowa. we got donald trump's two oldest sons, donald jr. and eric. they're standing by live. we'll talk to them in just a little bit. ever getting married. never. psssssh. guaranteed. you picked a beautiful ring. thank you. we're never having kids. mmm-mmm. breathe. i love it here. we are never moving to the suburbs. we are never getting one of those (minivan). we are never having another kid. i'm pregnant. i am never letting go. for all the nevers in life, state farm is there.
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know him best, eric and donald trump jr. thank you for joining us. let me start by asking you the question, how worried are you? >> we have been going around the state, the energy is amazing. the love we felt is incredible. people have to get out to vote. there's a tremendous amount of support. >> new territory for your father and we were talking a little bit before, you said this is new for you guys, too. >> it has been. the people have embraced as so well. it means so much when you see that kind of enthusiasm for what he's trying to do, change the game. being a nonpolitician coming into this world and doing so well with this. it means so much to us. >> lot of positive messages. lot of enthusiasm. ahead in most of the big states now. lot of criticism as well. >> it's hardest as kids.l you want to defend your father.
he's our best friend. if you're running for commander in chief, you better have thick skin. you're going to get hit while you're in the white house and the oval office. we're proud of him again. again, you have to have that thick coat, otherwise you won't do well in this process. >> running for commander in chief, it seems like since the '80s about your father possibly running for the president of the united states. what is the earlierest memory that you had that your father was possibly going to run for president. >> i think we have seen it throughout our lives. in 2012 was the first time we thought he's going to do it. we were very young in the organization, he wouldn't jeopardize their careers, livelihood to stick away if he didn't think the company had good stewards. he's way too loyal of a guy to
jeopardize all that they have given him over the years. it means too much to him. >> reality check time, your dad wrote in the book, if you want to know when i'm wrong ask my kids. give us something real. >> oh, no. i would say never, george. he >> you are trump. >> we don't understand that word. i think over the years, he knows. he'll do that. he's given us great autonomy to do what we need in the business. it's a lot of fun. he's tough but he's fair. that's the way he'll always be. >> we got to go. thanks, guys. good luck today. we'll be right back.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and the final push. we're live in iowa. just before the first votes are cast in the race for president. >> we'll have victory. this is a movement that's happening they throw all this stuff at me and i'm still standing. >> all the major candidates talk to us this morning. >> candidates on both sides bringing out their secret weapons. the running mates who have been there every step of the way. what they really want you to know about their spouse. >> reporter: his greatest asset? >> me. the latest on the zika virus epidemic. an international emergency meeting this morning as the disease keeps spreading, dr. besser report frk the front lines as they try to combat the virus. and we're going behind the scenes of the biggest ads before they're revealed on super bowl sunday.
ryan reynolds like you have never seen before, stopping traffic. why is scott baio showing up in the future? all that and we're live in iowa as we say -- >> all: good morning, america! >> announcer: live from times square and des moines, iowa, this is a special edition of "good morning america." "your voice, your vote." the iowa caucuses. we wish you a good morning, america from the hawkeye state. we're live in iowa. you see jon karl there at the diner in urbandale. also right now, senator marco rubio is standing by live here in our green room right now. there he is. he was getting a little breakfast. one of the rules on the campaign trail. >> is that really our green room? we got to up our game. >> we had good food. how about the bush
volunteers? they're hard at work this morning, getting out the vote for their candidate jeb bush. we'll be following this all morning long. but back to amy in times square. >> that's right. we're hard at work. we do have a very big headline overnight, about vanessa hudgens. >> the actress with a jaw-dropping performance last night. in "grease live." the amazing thing was, it was just hours after her father passed away. we'll tell you how they rallied around the star when she need it the most. but right now, back to iowaed a r and george. >> thank you, guys. let's go back to jon karl, surrounded by those voters out in urbandale. hey, john. >> reporter: hey, george, we got supporters here at the machine shed restaurant for all the candidates. what blows me away about this
crowd is how many still are undecided. in this room, how many still haven't made up your minds? look at it. you got people here still hours away that still haven't up their mind. it's still too close to call on both sides. after weeks of pounding the pavement, more than 1500 rallies and over 60,000 television ads, costing $33 million combined, it's finally caucus day in iowa. this morning, hillary clinton telling robin -- >> i think that the most i have spent here, listening to iowans has really made me a better candidate and i think it will make me a better president. >> reporter: and it's a tight race for the front-runners. donald trump speaking to george earlier. >> i want to win not for myself but for the country. >> reporter: overnight, we caught up with the ted cruz. are you going to win? >> listen, that's up to the people of iowa.
everything she ever touched she made better. >> she will unbelievable. >> reporter: ivanka trump giving tutorials on how to caucus. >> it's a secret ballot and you just write down the name trump. >> reporter: and bernie sanders has an army of his own. 15,000 supporters on the streets and knocking on the doors. 76,000 touched this weekend alone. the clinton campaign said it's knocked on more than 125,000 senator rubio is tapping senator ted cruz as the front-runner. >> i don't care if you're feeling horribly, a 104 temperature, get out of bed and caucus! >> reporter: so, now the big question is, how many of these people get out to caucus? a quick survey here, how many of you are going tonight at 7:00?
[ cheers and applause ] >> and george, as you know, that's the name of the game right now. bernie sanders said that he wants his people to beg, borrow or if necessary, kidnap to get people to go to the caucus tonight. hopefully no felonies here tonight. >> lit poetic license right there. >> that sounds like him. we'll bring our roundtable back. the candidates went a little longer in the first half. we'll be back matthew dowd and donna brazile. so close between hillary clinton and bernie sanders, should she lose, what kind of impact would that have on her campaign. >> there are three tickets out of iowa. for democrats, we have three candidates. they'll all get to leave the state tonight. momentum is very important. when she lost back eight years ago, she was down 13 points, she made it up in new hampshire.
if she loses tonight, she'll have to rebound like she did in 2008 and hopefully, this time, she'll have more momentum going into what i call the big super tuesday states on march 1st. >> ted cruz is now saying that donald trump will be unstoppable if he wins here in iowa. he's way ahead in new hampshire right now. >> no nonincumbent republican president has won the first two. i think that if donald trump were to pull it out tonight, he'll win overwhelming in new hampshire. he'll win south carolina. it's very difficult to stop. it as not impossible to stop. it will be very difficult to slow it down how close if he wins, donald trump, how close is second and third. consolidate a big part of the establishment. >> what have you both learned in
the last six months? >> an unpredictable year. a year where the establishment has come under attacks in both political parties. i'm excited about the prospects of new people especially tonight. will they show up? will young people make a difference? >> yeah, i think two things -- one, the establishment is fractured on both sides. we know now that for sure. the other thing, the rules have changed. everybody did the high jump one way and it's now being another way. >> my sports analogy. you gave it. you switched from football. >> i went to track and field. >> metaphor -- the better one is boxing this year. we begin with a developing winter storm as many as 15 inches of snow falling in the southwest as that storm moves into the central rockies and
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we went straight to the source. people who know their secrets, dreams and what makes them tick. take a look at the candidates through the eyes of their spouses. it's been said you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. >> clearly smart. >> so impressed with her work ethic, with her tenacity. >> reporter: perhaps the best way to get a sense of who the presidential candidates are. >> he's so compassionate and lots of fun. >> reporter: is to talk to the people who likely know them best -- spouse. or collectively the spice. >> don't worry, you got my vote. >> i remember meeting him and him saying he was rand paul. i think it was probably our fourth, fifth date, i started calling him rand and he liked it. >> i called my mother and i said, this congressman just asked me out to lunch. he said, oh, my goodness.
you don't know a thing about current affairs. >> reporter: running mates. the con cement for the christies started way back in student government. >> i was his running mate and he won and the following year i ran for president and i won. he had great stories. he still has great stories. and he was cute. he was cute. >> reporter: they have seen them at their best. >> the first time when he operated on a baby in the womb that was incredible. >> reporter: and stood by them in their deepest despair. for carly and frank fiorina that met losing a daughter to drug overdose. when she died, it makes everything else in life peal in comparison. >> people seem to love or hate
ted cruz, why do you think he's so polarizing. >> if you're not in there trying to fix the problem. you don't like the problem fixer. >> reporter: for people who just see chris christie, he's name-calling he lacks self-control, how would you help people see your husband as more presidential. >> the name-calling caught on video sometimes, there was always a purpose to that. >> the people who know carly and i would tell you i fight all the time. i taught her to debate. >> reporter: for those you say, your husband was a phenomenal surgeon but that doesn't prepare you to be president, what would you say to those critic and they haven't looked at what accomplishment really is. we need people who know how to solve problems.
>> he's not a great cocktail party conversationalist. it's more just he would much rather sit down and have more one-on-one or substantive conversations. >> reporter: while the candidates now woo america, their spouses fondly remember their own court ship and share their partner's greatest asset. >> his steadfastness. >> his patience. >> sincerity. >> her brain and her ethic and his optimism. >> his greatest asset. >> me. >> and this is just a small sampling of the interviews we have online, where you'll find an intimate look of seven of their candidates and their spouses. you'll be surprised and moved by some of the spouses. >> what a fantastic series. this is so great, linsey. >> to get some insight. >> you see the emotion. you see how taxing this journey is, not only for the candidates
but for their significant others, also. >> to watch the full episodes of our abc news digital series, running mates with linsey davis, you can go to our website. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! i'm here with florida senator marco rubio joining us right now. your whole family is here. >> they are. they'll be with me through new hampshire primary. >> for the first time you're going to face voters as you run for president tonight, what is the thing on the mind that you want them to know the most in these final seconds? >> well, if they nominate to be the republican nominee, i'll unite the republican party and we'll grow the conservative movement. i know i'll win. i believe hillary clinton and bernie sanders know that i'll win. so, i hope people tonight, when they go to their caucus site,
they will consider caucusing for me because we can win. >> you want that last-minute switch. >> sure. someone going to a caucus tonight, a candidate that you have been with, you don't think they're going to make it to the finish line, caucus for me, we can win not only the primary but the general election. >> tomorrow, you said, you can't go in there to make a point you must vote for someone who can win. are you talking about donald trump. >> i'm talking in general that i give the republican party the best chance to win and grow the conservati conservative movement. we've got to take our message to young americans who are struggling under student loan debad dedebts, to single moms. to blue-collar workers who have seen their jobs disappear and go
overseas. i have lived paycheck to paycheck. three years ago i still had a student loan. >> jon karl is out with some voters at in urbandale. jon, you have a voter that has a question. >> reporter: first, you mind with if we eat our home made cinnamon roll. >> oh, my goodness. >> send that over here. what are we doing here? >> come on over, senator. come on over. >> i got jill from johnston, iowa. this is the voter you want right now. she's deciding between marco rubio and ted cruz. >> good morning. i have seen the top four candidates speak and i'm undecided between you and ted cruz. what can you say to me to swing
my vote for you tonight? >> well, thank you for having me as one of your finalists. two things, i like ted he's a friend of mine. we have a big difference when it comes to national security. ted voted for rand paul's budget that brags about cutting defense security. if i'm president, we're going to rebuild the military. here's the other, we have to win this election. bernie sanders and hillary clinton, neither one of them can be president, we must win. if i'm the nominee i know we'll win. so do the democrats. i hope you'll take that into account tonight. because this election, if we get it wrong, there may be no turning around for america. >> thank you. >> there you go. a chance to directly address precisely the voter you're looking for. >> yeah. plus, we're going to give away sweet rolls in our presidency. >> senator, have a good day
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>> anchor: good monday morning. the snow is melting out there. let's get and update from jacqui jeras. >> reporter: a little bit of sunshine to start your morning but skies turn cloudy fairly quickly. rain showers will develop after the lurch hour. grab the umbrella. temperatures above freezing, even this morning. well above the average moving to to the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. tomorrow cooler but still above average with partly sunny skies. 48 degrees. on wednesday, near record highs are possible. that combined with rain could lead to flooding issues, dry to end the week. >> reporter: on the monday morning ride, a lot of gridlock around the capital beltway. helped into mongomery county, an accident is the culprit. adding to volume delays on the
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♪ ♪ go big or go home >> we're live in iowa. welcome back to "good morning america." you're looking live at iowa right now at the nurses for bernie rallying this morning. george and robin are in iowa all morning long. hours away from the caucuses and we'll go back to them in just a moment. also this morning, we have a sneak peek at some of the hottest new super bowl ads including one with ryan reynolds, like you have never seen him before. we'll explain. >> okay, and then we're closing in on a huge milestone here at "good morning america." nearly 5 million likes on facebook. but we need your help. like our page to get all of the latest from iowa. we're there live and our website, all day, ahead of tonight's big votes. but first, we want to get to
robin and george in iowa. >> all right, guys, thank you very much. we're holding down the fort here. they are there. you have seen the candidates firsthand this morning. now, we're giving you an inside look at their campaigns with our young abc reporters who are following them 24/7, every step of the way. we call them our road warriors and you're about to see why. >> iowa is everything to bernie sanders. >> reporter: these are the faces of the 2016 presidential campaign you seldom see. >> i'm here at a town hall for carly fiorina. >> we're in burlington, vermont, tonight, waiting for donald trump. >> reporter: they are teams of reporters spending day and night following the candidates' every move. >> i'm here on the hillary clinton press corps bus. >> we're currently on a horse-drawn carriage. >> reporter: crisscrossing the country, collectively visiting 40 states on the campaign trail on the road 24/7. >> this job requires exceptional
packing skill. >> we're witnessing history every single day. >> this job requires coffee and by coffee i mean a lot of coffee. >> reporter: they're meeting the candidates' biggest supporters. >> showing some bernie dedication. >> i met a woman in dallas, she made a donald trump dress. >> reporter: and taking us behind the scenes every step of the way. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> probably one of the most exciting moments on the campaign trail. i realized i had to brush up on my arcades game. >> me made a joke, he said he was basically irish, he said his name was marco' rubio. >> the one thing people at home may not know about ted cruz he has a good sense of humor. >> bernie sanders literally has
to shout his passion there. >> reporter: learning new things every day. about our potential president. and now you see why we call them our road warriors. abc's john santucci and liz join us now. normally, wear this on the campaign trail, right? >> yes. >> so, you're with donald trump. can only imagine unscripted what he's like. >> when i first got this assignment, i said, who did i make mad at gma? >> come on. >> it's been a great adventure and on the trail with trump covering him, you know, we're behind the scenes, we're always there with the cameras. if donald trump likes you he's going to hit you. i didn't know what that meant. i'm filming him one day and he comes up and he hits me, punches me in the arm, a few days later, we're filming a barbara walters
special, i said hello to him. he comes up, he says john, he knocks me again. for a while i had a permanent black and blue -- but it's every experience interviewing him. you guys know this, you're getting ready, questions together, it was right when ted cruz was taking him over in the polls, in the zone, all of a sudden, he said, john, he said, you're going to get a big raise for this interview. i mean, who says that except donald trump? >> making the deal. liz, you're with hillary clinton and you said it's a little bit different. >> yeah, i don't think i'm going to get punched by hillary clinton. i don't think that's happening. she's a much more traditional candidate. you know, i spent most of my days yelling questions on the rope lines and hopes she responds. she spends most of her time on the rope line interacting with voters.
those are the times when i have seen the intimate, fun moments. >> didn't you see her dance? >> yes, she broke down to j-loshgs and every single day, she's taking so many selfies at it. she's become superskilled at it. >> we got to get to chris christie. real quickly, best road food. >> oh, my food. the barbecue if south carolina. >> got to go with the burger. always the burger. >> thank you guys, very much. governor chris christie is over at the machine shack. governor christie thank you for joining us again this morning. you know, the latest poll in iowa has you at 3%. how are you going to improve that over the course of the day if. >> listen, i think we improved it over the course of time. the fact is, what i have wanted all along is come out of iowa as the number one governor.
i think we'll overperform what the poll's done. when you look at how much jeb bush has spent in this state and time and money we're polling ahead of him here on the last day is a good sign of our campaign. >> only three tickets out of iowa, do you think that's wrong this year? >> of course, it's wrong. never been this many candidates that have gotten to the starting line. i don't think that's it. i think iowa and new hampshire will seen as an exacta. they'll be read together. probably four, five when we leave new hampshire next tuesday. >> you said last night donald trump is going to bring himself down. i asked mr. trump about that this morning. it seemed to hurt his feelings. he said you used to be friends. >> we are friends. but are we are running against each other.
if i'm asked a question about him i'm going to given a honest question. i know donald trump for a long time. his feelings don't get hurt that easily. how do you explain though what has been happening all year long at least in the polls, no one has voted yet, you talked about the governors, you had a lot of experienced governors here in this year's race, but it's the outsiders that seem to be outpacing you? >> first off, george, i'm offended calling ted cruz an outsider, he went to princeton, harvard, he worked for the federal government and then had a federal job in texas. hardly an outsider. let's stop calling ted cruz an outsiders. but no one has voted yet. let's see what happens when people vote. anybody who's been in this business for any period of time will be fascinated to see what happens. let's wait and not draw
conclusions based off polling. i remember back in 2004, everybody was getting ready to crown howard dean the next president of the united states and i don't think that happened, either. >> sounds like you're expecting a surprise tonight? >> not that i'm expecting a surprise i just don't think, you know, looking at these polls all year and the fact how obsessed everybody gets about the polls, it matters when people start to vote. within 12 hours of people voting, yeah, i'll wait for the vote before i start react zblg governor, good luck today, good luck tonight. we'll seeout out on the trail. >> george, look forward to seeing you in new hampshire. thanks for being in iowa today. thanks for having me on. let's go back to rob in new york. from the candidates to the muppet and good morning to you, sir. >> talking about the blizzard. the severe weather across the south. help me out with the weather a little bit. >> i understand we're going to
have a rainy period over the mississippi valley. >> that's how you stay looking young -- >> that and being frozen. >> it is chilly out here. melting snow across the virginias and in through washingt washington, d.c. the big melt is on, ladies and gentlemen. spring temperatures continue across the northeas >> this weather report is brought to you by mcdonald's. this morning, a pretty good weather x part. you're more of an expert on rainbows. kermit the frog, executive
producer of up late with miss piggy. what can we look forward with the new time slot? >> the same old stuff. by the way, it's exactly -- it's exactly 35 hours and 15 minutes before the show come on if you don't change the channel you'll already be tuned in. >> perfect. our executives love that. are we going to be seeing more of our favorite frog on stage? >> i will be singing and doing the things that i normally do. we have 150% more laughs and 100% gluten-free. >> we're safe for this new day. kermit the frog, ladies and gentlemen ladies and gentlemen. the muppets, new time, tuesday at 8:00 p.m. thank you so much. coming up, we're counting down to the super bowl, the biggest new ads and a sneak peek with
>> suffice it to say, that+u wa ryan reynolds. >> and lara likes that commercial a lot. one of the new super bowl ads for hyundai starring ryan. we're counting down to the big game. one of the most anticipated questions for, jesse, that people wouldn't guess. >> it's about avocados. and why? guacomol sierks one of the most popular snacks all year. a record 278 million avocados are going to be eaten this super bowl sunday. that's a good thing. they'll be able to pay the millions of dollars they need for the ad and then some. >> with the next pick in the first draft ever -- australia selects the kangaroo. >> yes. i like that pick. >> reporter: one of the most talked about ads run in last year's super bowl. they weren't selling beer.
they were selling, would you believe -- avocados. >> and mexico selects the avocado. >> great pick. >> reporter: they're back this year again. the ad agency invited "good morning america" behind the scenes for a sneak peek for one of the most anticipated ads of super bowl 50 this is futuristic museum of culture in america. >> and this is white and gold dress that caused the civil war. >> reporter: in this year's ad, scot baio makes an appearance. >> i got a call from my agent. avocados from mexico wanted to do a commercial with me. >> reporter: while scott eats avocados. >> my wife says they're a good fat. >> reporter: add up to $4.5 million ad on the super bowl. that's a loft avocados.
the amount sold in the week leading up to the super bowl and turned it into guacomole higher than a goalpost. >> we're weird sitting there. you watch the super bowl spot and you look down and you wait for ten seconds and see what twitter says. you're like, oh, gosh, we're good. >> anybody want to feed scott baio it's included in the price of admission. >> scott told us he's not told anyone of his friends that he shot an ad for the super bowl. so, hopefully, they're not watching "good morning america" this morning or otherwise, surprise. another big exclusive. your first look at the mini cooper ad. lot of big stars in it. serena williams and abby wambach
to name a couple. even you as a former player, are you into the commercials -- >> you know, i go to the game every year and watch as a fan. the only thing that's not great about being at the game you don't get to see the mechelles. >> that's right. >> that's not cool. >> we're going to console jesse over missing the commercials. we'll give you some commercials right now when we come back, can you cook yourself to a younger you? really. coming up next on "good morning america." "good morning america's" road to the big game brought to you by
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turn back the clock. >> thank you. >> what inspired you to write this book? >> well, you know, food is very powerful. you know, it can make it feel ill or rejuvenate you and make you look amazing. after 20 years of practitioner, when i was changing people's diet, they were looking younger. >> lot of people think, if i eat healthy it's so much more expensive. you have an affordable option. if you're trying to eat better, what's one of your go-tos? >> so, for breakfast, this is, qui quinoa is very affordable. i made this oatmeal cinnamon dish here. but i swapped the oats for the quinoa. so, it's no gluten. the quinoa you can use it in
lunch afterwards. it's very versatile. >> we were just talking about the super bowl. lot of people like to eat during the super bowl. chips are one of the go-tos, a big bag of salty chips. you have a healthy alternative. >> i do. cheering on your team. you don't want to eat this stuff. if you want to be vie rant and high, take the butternut squash chip, which is filled of -- >> this is so good. it's so favorable. >> it's filled with antioxidants. you can eat it and get younger. >> all right, this is, you know, almost like velveeta and lot of chips, not healthy at all. your alternative? >> the alternative is this special guacamole. this is avocado dish. >> don't mind me.
>> the dip. high in vege eshvitamin e. it's good for your skin. it will get your metabolism going. >> all right, this is also ordering pizza. slice of pizza. people have said, they called in, what's your favorite thing to eat? almost everyone said pizza during the super bowl. you have a healthy version. >> i do. it's made with spelt flour. the spelt flower ur is an ancie flour. rosemary is great for the brain. so, you'll remember who's winning. and the scallions are very good for your immune system. you can share it with the family. >> these are all drn you're not
iowa caucuses on "world news tonight" with david muir, live in iowa. and then george will anchor the results live tonight right here on abc. >> and then we're live all day from iowa. on our website. on facebook. like the "good morning america" page to get updates as they unfold. >> have a great day monday. >> good monday morning. a warm mourning, melting the snow out there. let's get an update on the
forecast from jacqui jeras. >> reporter: a little bit of sunshine to start your morning but skies turn cloudy fairly quickly. some rain showers will develop after the lunch hour. grab the umbrella. temperatures staying above freezing, even this morning. well above the average moving to to the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. tomorrow, cooler but still above average with partly sunny skies. 48 degrees. on wednesday, near record highs are possible. that combined with rain could lead to flooding issues, dry to end the week. >> reporter: well, on the morning ride we're tied up around the capital beltway, volume delays. if you're headed into the district on the southeast southwest freeway, couple trouble spots for you. 11th street bridge may be closed but thinking it's the service bridge. also we have problems on 2 freeway westbound at the case bridge, a stalled car blocking a lane tied up east and westbound. no issues to report on the northbound ride, 395. 295, anacostia freeway, heavy
and slow. capital beltway remains an issue that earlier accident tying up the left side of the roadway on the outer loop between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. back to you. >> anchor: thanks. repairs are under way on that broken water main on university boulevard at silver spring. the work site is between piney branch road and carol avenue. wssc says it will be hours before repairs are finished. only one east, two westbound lanes getting basement you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8. hope you have a terrific mondays.
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