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Photos: Iowa caucuses

Photos: Iowa caucuses

February 2, 2016

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Clinton squeaks by

Clinton squeaks by

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats may come first-in-the-nation, but after their party caucuses, there was only a whisker of space separating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. With 99 percent of the state’s 1,600-plus precincts reporting, Clinton, a former secretary of State, led the self-described...

Cruz snags victory in Iowa caucuses

Cruz snags victory in Iowa caucuses

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

WEST DES MOINES — A unique self-funded presidential campaign based on outspoken principles and heavy media coverage was not enough to crown Donald Trump the winner of the 2016 Republican caucuses Monday, despite a deeply entrenched antiestablishment political movement. With 99 percent of the state’s...

GOP voting numbers smash record

GOP voting numbers smash record

Mitch McAndrew, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

DES MOINES — Iowans showed up to caucus Tuesday night in unprecedented numbers. The GOP saw more than 180,000 voters headed to precincts across the state, shattering the previous record of 121,354 reported in 2012, according to the Iowa Republican Party. Polk County Republicans head Will Rogers...

Iowans follow hallowed tradition

Supporters of democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton count how many people where there at the Democratic caucus at the Celebration Farm in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. 1, 2015. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came out with four delegates while Bernie Sanders came out with three delegates. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Justus Flair, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

The heaven-scraping mahogany high beams of Celebration Farm are no strangers to floods of emotion. Quiet “I dos” have echoed through the cavernous space; slow, spinning dances have been shared beneath the spiraling twinkle lights; heartfelt promises to keep in touch have been scrawled on graduation...

Johnson County results roll in

The Johnson County courthouse has scheduled a construction for a new entrance to the building. The Johnson courthouse has been a part of Iowa City since 1901. (The Daily Iowan/Glenn Sonnie Wooden)

February 1, 2016

UPDATE: Sen. Bernie Sanders leads in Johnson County with 57.4 percent of caucus-attendees to Clinton's 42.1 percent with 71 percent of precincts reporting. Meanwhile, Rubio leads with 29 percent of the vote to Cruz's 21.4 and Trump's 20.5 with 82 percent of precincts reporting. ORIGINAL: The first results out of Johnson ...

Iowa City, Johnson County feeling the Bern

Iowa City, Johnson County feeling the Bern

February 1, 2016

Though final results are not in, it seems that the Iowa City and Johnson County are "feeling the Bern." One precinct, located at the Iowa City Public Library, had only one viable candidate — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was the same story inside the Robert Lee Rec Center just down the street;...

Hillary Clinton supporters moved by experience

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles at the audience during the photo spray before the start of the Democratic debate on Saturday, Nov. 14. The debate took place in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University's campus. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

February 1, 2016

The Daily Iowan has reporters around Iowa City and Des Moines covering Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The DI has spoken with several individuals caucusing for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, citing her long-standing experience on the political stage, while others said they believe...

Tonight’s the night: Who to follow

Tonight's the night: Who to follow

February 1, 2016

It's Feb. 1, and everyone in Iowa knows what that means. The Daily Iowan has reporters stationed throughout Johnson County and Des Moines covering tonight's caucuses. Here's who to follow to stay updated on the first-in-the-nation event: Twitter list The Daily Iowan Stay in touch with us on Twitter @TheDailyIowan for com...

Man arrested for throwing tomatoes at Donald Trump in Iowa City

A protester raises a sign against Donald Trump at the University Field House before Trump came out to speak on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016. Through out the event multiple people were escorted out for protesting against Donald Trump's campaign. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale)

January 27, 2016

UPDATE (1:57 p.m.): A GoFundMe page was created on behalf of Alemao to pay a potential bail or to serve as a legal fund. The tomatoes may have missed Trump, but they didn't go unnoticed by the Secret Service. According to a University of Iowa press release, UI Police arrested 28-year-old Andrew Jos...

Santorum hits Burg Inn

Santorum hits Burg Inn

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

January 26, 2016

Rick Santorum has been met with a lot of firsts in Iowa since his come-from-behind first-place finish in the state’s presidential caucuses more than four years ago. On Sept. 1, 2015, he became the first GOP presidential hopeful to visit all of Iowa’s 99 counties when he dropped into Rock Rapids,...

Cox lecture postponed

Cox lecture postponed

Katelyn Weisbrod, [email protected]

January 26, 2016

An unfortunate caucus conflict will no longer be an issue for many University of Iowa students. The UI Lecture Committee has postponed the Laverne Cox lecture that had been scheduled for Feb. 1, the same night as the Iowa caucuses. Cox, an advocate for transgender rights, had a scheduling conflict...