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Former President Donald Trump points at the camera after a 2024 presidential campaign rally in Johnson Hall at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Saturday Dec. 2, 2023.

Trump wins Iowa caucuses, AP calls race

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor January 15, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. DES MOINES — Former President Donald Trump won the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press.  Florida...

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis greets attendees during a campaign meet and greet event at McDivots Indoor Sports Pub in Grimes, Iowa on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. The Iowa caucuses take place on Jan. 15.

Photos: Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis meet and Greet in Grimes

Sahithi Shankaiahgari, Photojournalist January 7, 2024

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a meet and greet event at McDivots Indoor Sports Pub in Grimes, Iowa on Sunday. The Iowa caucuses take place on Jan. 15. After earning...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

The Daily Iowan’s 2024 Caucus Guide

DI Staff January 7, 2024

How to Caucus Leer este artículo en Español While the Republican caucuses remains the same, the Democratic caucuses are now an administrative meeting for Democrat officials, and caucusgoers will...

Attendees hold up their phones as former President Donald Trump enters the room during Trump’s Commit to Caucus Rally at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton, Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. The Iowa caucuses take place on Jan. 15. Several hundred people attended the event to hear Trump speak.

Johnson County Republicans to continue caucus tradition

Grace Katzer, Politics Reporter January 7, 2024

Two months ahead of the Iowa caucuses, many Johnson County voters are preparing to cast their first vote of the 2024 presidential election. The Daily Iowan sat down with Johnson County Republican...

University of Iowa students caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Iowa Democratic Party switch up plans for caucus

Natalie Miller, Politics Reporter January 7, 2024

After national Democrats stripped the Iowa Democratic Party of its first-in-the-nation caucus status earlier this year, the Iowa Democratic caucuses will look quite a bit different. Iowa Democrats...

Supporters watch Republican Presidential hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis enter during a campaign event for Republican Presidential hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at Tommy’s Restaurant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. DeSantis emphasized his winning record in Florida and how that will carry over to the presidential race to a crowd of over a hundred supporters and restaurant-goers.

The Iowa caucuses: A race for second place

Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor January 7, 2024

Trump holds a clear, decisive lead over the 2024 GOP presidential primary field with almost 30 points between him and his challengers in recent polling. For some Iowa Republicans, it feels like...

Republican Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy speaks during a campaign event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. Ramaswamy spoke to over a hundred supporters about his values and ideas on topics involving veteran care, climate change, and the First Amendment. “I will tell you this: that climate change agenda is a hoax because it has nothing to do with the climate,” Ramaswamy said. “And I know something about this issue. So you know what, theyre not going to dismiss me as some sort of rube who doesnt know about climate change when you know what: The people who they dismiss as rubes know more about the people who are the alleged media reporting on the science.”

Photos: Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy campaigns in Cedar Rapids

Grace Smith, Photojournalist January 6, 2024

Republican hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy campaigned at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Rapids on Saturday ahead of the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses on Jan. 15. Ramaswamy spoke to over a hundred supporters...

Former President Donald Trump signs autographs during Trump’s Commit to Caucus Rally at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton, Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. The Iowa caucuses take place on Jan. 15. In the December 2023 Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll, Trump leads with 51 percent, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sits in second with 19 percent, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley sits in third with 16 percent.

Photos: Former President Donald Trump’s Commit to Caucus Rally in Newton

Ayrton Breckenridge, Managing Visuals Editor January 6, 2024

Several hundred people made their way to former President Donald Trump’s Commit to Caucus Rally at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton, Iowa on Saturday. The Iowa caucuses take place on Jan....

Republican Presidential hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event at Tommy’s Restaurant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. DeSantis emphasized his winning record in Florida and how that will carry over to the presidential race to a crowd of over a hundred supporters and restaurant-goers. We have the best electoral track record of anybody running and we will do very well there, DeSantis said. ... But once youre there weve got to deliver, you know, yeah, it wont be as bad as having a Democrat, but if were not actually delivering were not going to be able to change.

Photos: Florida Gov. and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis campaigns in Cedar Rapids

Grace Smith, Photojournalist January 6, 2024

With just nine days until the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses on Jan. 15, Republican hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis campaigned at Tommy’s Restaurant in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. DeSantis...

An audience member waits for Nikki Haley to speak before a Women for Nikki town hall in Davenport on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.

Photos: Women for Nikki Town Hall

Isabella Tisdale, Photojournalist December 20, 2023

Former UN ambassador and Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley hosted the Women for Nikki Town Hall at the Von Maur Warehouse in Davenport on Wednesday. Haley spoke about political issues she...

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis greets his supporters after an event hosted by super PAC Never Back Down at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Southwest Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023. In a crowd of 60 supporters, DeSantis emphasized his record as Governor of Florida and the legislative results he helped deliver in the state. “I don’t say things idly, when I’m doing it I think about how I’m going to actually get it accomplished,” DeSantis said.

Photos: Ron DeSantis campaigns in Cedar Rapids

Shuntaro Kawasaki, Photojournalist December 19, 2023

With less than a month till the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses on January 15, 2024, Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, joined by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, campaigned...

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