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quickly at some of the latest results. you saw them on your screen momentarily as ted cruz emnergetion as the victor tonight in the iowa republican caucus. thriz, right there, four-point victory over donald trump. a decisive victory. the real winner tonight, though, may prove to be marco rubio. he's the man on the move right now. on the democratic side, of course, still too close to call. hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a virtual tie right now. with that in nine, let's go live to des moines, kwwl maeg and matt breen of our sister station ktiv joining us live rate now, and what a -- right now and what a night it has been. >> amanda: the big naus on the democratic side is martin o'malley dropped on it officially, suspending his campaign. he made that announcement about 30 minutes ago. and, of course, hillary clinton and bernie sanders still too close to call. clnt has a their row martin,
talking .4% and the biggest news of the night, marco rubio. people are calling it is marco momentum. >> matt: there is so much suspense about marco rubio and ted cruz. he finished third and within one trump. of course, ted cruz the winner of the iowa caucus on the vote. you mentioned already martin o'malley dropping out on. on the republican side, rick santorum told the des moines register he will now look at the numbers and evaluate the future of his campaign. mike huckabee says he has suspended his campaign. >> amanda: another big talk in the media center, governor branstad telling people not to vote for ted cruz. whether it was a mistake or not, again, ted cruz the winner tonight and speaking of the republican party, the chair is on stage, very loud in here right now.
here in des moines for sure. >> matt: one thing you will see this year, microsoft increased the speed of reporting. in the past, we've taken two weeks to certify the vote and 48 hours from now, we'll know who won. it could be a full 48 hours before we declare a winner between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> amanda: we'll see it through to the end. matt breen and i'm amanda goodman. back to you. >> ron: that democratic race is so close right now, it's amazing to watch what happened over the course of this evening. more results in just a moment, but first, we have a big winter storm moving in as well. let's go pack to the forecast center -- back to the forecast center right now, storm track 7 chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg tracking it all. >> mark: coming in later tonight, very late tonight, into the early morning hours tomorrow. we have a winter storm warning in effect for areas along highway 20 and northward, tomorrow morning through wednesday morning, and a winter weather advisory, this purple
cedar rapids, over towards tama, same thing, tuesday morning into wednesday morning. snowfall totals by wednesday morning running from roughly just north of dubuque to tama line, we'll be dealing with five to nine inches of snow, and then it tapers off very quickly as you go a bit farther to the south. just across dubuque county, go from five to nine to one to three inches of snow, give you an idea of how sharp a grayent on the southern edge that is. iowa city just a tris to inch of snow. before we get there, we have pretty thick fog across the entire region. dense fog advisory in effect until 4:00 in the morning where visibilities less than a quarter mile. the wind starts picking up as we get closer to 6:00 and 7:00, fog no longer a problem. we're dealing with snow becoming a bit more widespread as we towards 7 and 8:00. we'll time things out in just a bit. >> ron: mark, thank you very much. our continuing caucus night
night for iowa caucus goers. marco rubio, an impressive showing in iowa tonight, coming up just short of the projected winner donald trump who now has finished second, way behind, four points behind ted cruz. here's nush on this impressive third place finish, almost got second. >> they told me i needed to wait my turn, that i needed to wait in line. [ cheers and applause ] but tonight, tonight here in iowa, the people of this great state have sent a very clear message. after seven years of barack obama, we are not waiting any longer! [ cheers and applause ] >> ron: marco rubio of florida, the impressive win tonight, almost goes past donald trump for second place. looking at, of course, next week a big, big week for him as rubio moves on to new hampshire as well. the 2008 iowa caucus winner on the republican side, mike
ago, announced that he too will suspend his campaign, dropping out of the race. >> it's time to officially suspend the campaign, but not because of the votes. it's because of illness. obviously the voters are sick of me and i need to acknowledge that. >> ron: well, you have to give him credit. a little bit of humor tonight from the winner of the 2008 iowa republican caucus, former governor mike huckabee. and we mentioned this earlier, democratic candidate martin o'malley also suspending his campaign after failing to really gain much support at all during this campaign despite his appearance on the steele report, the anchor said sarcastically. all right, this is a live look right now, as you can tell who is going to be in the background, it says trust ted, so obviously we're waiting right
i guess, address the audience because this has been a very, very big night for him. i mean, he has won the iowa caucuses despite what governor branstad asked iowa voters to do a few weeks ago, and that was not support ted cruz in these caucuses. the voters said, hey, we're going to go with this guy, give him a chance, and he has scored such a decisive and i guess some people call it an upset victory and some people say, hey, they thought he was going to win anyway, but ted cruz, winner of the iowa republican caucus. he had about a 5,000-vote lead over donald trump with less than one percent of the precincts yet to report. let's go live right now to kwwl jerry gallagher in des moines tonight where we do expect to hear from senator bernie sanders here as well sometime tonight, too, because he has had an impressive showing. this is such a close rate here. >> jerry: absolutely, it is, ron.
word, it is loud, it is raucous, absolutely electric here right now in des moines at this holiday inn where all of these bernie sanders supporters have basically durnd this place into a zans haul. i'm going to step out of the way and give you a look at all the supporters here. it was really a quiet night up until about an hour ago. as the evening started and the results started coming in, it was secretary clinton with about a five or six-point lead, but slowly but surely, sanders started to pick up ground and the loudest roar of the night came when a political analyst said he has a chance, he has a real chance because of the results, the precincts that have not been reported as of yet. as you know, it is too close to call right now. 50-50. we are expecting to hear from senator sanders at some point in time. we don't know when. we'll let you know when and if we do hear from him as the night
listening to a lot of this from a very raucous des moines. we have you covered live here at the holiday inn at this bernie sanders event. i'm jerry gallagher, kwwl news. >> ron: that's all right, jerry, we'll come back to you later. what an exciting night to senator sanders this evening. let's go to the republican side of black hawk county, lauren moss covering the democratic side from cunningham school in waterloo, but let's go to the other side. lauren, you had a good turnout, the gop was enroute to a record tonight, so what about where you were? >> lauren: thaers, ron. it was about a record. i would say there was about 130 in the first group, but a second caucus as well, about 120. hillary clinton won both caucuses by a land side. let's talk about numbers. the first one, she had 100 supporters while sanders had 33 and in the second one, she had 126 people while sanders wasn't even viable with only 21 supporters.
there was skreeping and applause -- screaming and applause in this gym throughout the night as people changed preference groups. what a process. we were expecting a close call between clinton and sanders o'malley only haone supporter out of 133 caucus goers, so that woman was persuaded and she joined clinton's joern. it was fascinating to watch this process process. i spoke with a clinton coach, and here's why she says this process works. >> this gives a person an opportunity to talk to a human right there one-on-one, looking in my eye, talk to me, get my feelings from my heart, find out exactly what's going on and like i said, my issues may be their issues. i'm not coming from from a candidate's perspective, i'm coming from a voter's perspective. i'm coming from a person in the neighborhood that wants good
my country and for my kids and my grandkids. >> lauren: as we've been taking, everything came down to voter turnout. the group here at cunningham was mostly older adults. i only saw about a handful of college age caucus goers, if any. sanders is very popular among young voters, so that could have definitely played a role here tonight, but ron, what a night. this was my first caucus that i got to cover and i have to say, it did not disappoint. it was entertaining, it was fascinating to watch. it was very fun and energetic group here, but i do have to say that sanders supporters left pretty disappointed tonight. as we've been taking, it's a close call tonight throughout the state of iowa. we have you covered live in waterloo, i'm lauren moss, kwwl news. >> ron: i'm glad you enjoyed yourself because the democratic caucuses are very interesting with all the horse trading. let's take a look at the screens from black hawk county. ted cruz won here as well although not all the votes are
92% of them are in, 8% to go, but a very close race. look at this, ted cruz out in front, marco rubio running second, and donald trump running third in black hawk county. so a little bit of a surprise there as well. on the democratic side, bernie sanders had the lead over hillary clinton in this county with the different precinct caucus locations out there, 54-46. we have to see how this goes across the state. bernie sanders at least at this point winning the black hawk county results. with that in mind, let's go live to kwwl's olivia mancino. she was at central middle school tonight reporting on the black hawk county republican caucus and i know they had a big you had out there because they always do when they hold it at central unless. >> olivia: they did, i learned that tonight. central middle school is the largest caucus location in black hawk county with 12 precincts reporting there. i spoke to so many people, first-time caucusers and even people still undecided up to the very last minute. let's check out the process. this is video of waterloo ward one. many people voiced their
to persuade last-minute caucus goers who got a garden variety of support for trump, cruz, and even fiorina, paul, kasich. i caught up with a first-time caucus goer to talk to him about his experience. >> you got hear a lot of different people and these are my neighbors too. these are not just paid spokespersons from wherever. i could have live by one of those people. >> olivia: now, he says he was a trump supporter and he didn't stick around to see who won the precinct, but trump did not take the victory home tonight, but that gentleman said he enjoyed this process tonight and he's glad he decided to come. i also spoke to a fan on the flip side, he's been to many caucuses and he said he was really pleased with how this one was run. he said it was on organized and it was the best one he's been to and having so many caucus locations played a key role in
for now, we have you covered live in the newsroom, olivia mancino, kwwl news. >> ron: olivia, great job there. this is benton county, the republican caucus out of benton county. ted cruz, a pretty big winner tonight at least in these results showing up out of benton county. cruz followed by donald trump, marco rubio trailing in that benton county race. so that's a pretty interesting situation now in benton. the democratic side, they have 84% of their precincts reporting is so close on the democratic side. clinton and sanders in a slightly ahead. our kwwl political analyst is the associate professor of political science at the university of northern iowa. dr. chris larimer joins us with reaction tonight. chris, let's talk about the big ahead. >> dr. larimer: certainly the
totals, obviously ted cruz, and thinking about ted cruz in context of what's happened over the last two caucus cycles is quite interesting. we had 2008 with mike huckabee, 2012 with rick santorum. most people say both of them the conservative he haveevangelical candidate winning, and it was interesting who came in third. we talk about marco rubio coming in just stiefr or six points behind ted cruz, but 14 points ahead of ben carson, who is in fourth place. going forward, there were questions about if another very socially conservative candidate won the iowa caucuses in 2016, what does that mean for the future of the caucuses? we had that candidate win tonight in ted cruz, but marco rubio finished a very close third, a surprising third place finish and iowa may not launch the next president in terms of the person who wins the caucuses, but it seems at first glance, the results from tonight are going to launch the campaign for marco rubio and if you're
establishment candidates, this is a real blow to your campaign. chris christie, john case sick, jeb bush, they're looking to have mom item going into new hampshire and now it looks like marco rubio is going to have all the, quote, establishment momentum going into new hampshire and that's going to be tough for those candidates to come back. on the whole, if you're the iowa gop, yes, ted cruz won tonight who may not go on to be the nominee, but launching the campaign of marco rubio may be a boost to the iowa caucuses that they didn't see coming. i think it's a big win to ted cruz, although after tonight it will be difficult, but certainly for marco rubio, this was a huge night. >> ron: and chris, you know, reince priebus, the republican national chairman, has already hinted behind the scenes and in public a couple of times, they would like to take away the power of iowa and the other early states like new hampshire and south carolina and nevada, hasn't he? >> dr. larimer: he has, but i think tonight's results make that more difficult potentially.
nominee, i will obviously point back to what happened tonight as an indication of his support, sort of mom item coming in and a way to get his campaign moving in new hampshire in a way that make the establishment part of the party very happy. they now have their candidate so to speak going forward into nnch. >> ron: and next week, we don't know how it's going to come tonight, looks like mrs. clinton may hold on for a slightly victory, we don't know yet, but next week, bernie sanders is the hometown favorite, or favorite son, going out to new hampshire which is nearby vermont and i liken that to bob dole winning the iowa caucuses years ago when he was from nearby kansas. >> dr. larimer: and all clinton was hoping for tonight is a win. if she wins in iowa, she may not win in new hampshire, but that's okay because of how she's doing in polls in south carolina and nevada. if she can split the first two states, that's a big win for her moving forward. if bernie sanders does not win tonight, even if it's a close
momentum for the rest of the campaign very difficult. >> ron: chris larimer, thank you very much. always enjoy your perspective on this, you're such a good analyst of what's going on. we're expecting to go momentarily here to senator ted cruz, the republican winner tonight of the iowa caucuses. let's just take a look at that live picture, and chris, we're expecting to hear from him momentarily, so he gets momentum. the governor basically asked iowans not to support him. what did you think about that? i thought that was unprecedented for the governor because they don't usually take a position anyway, but then asking people not to take his -- vote for him is something. >> disagreed on a number of issues, particularly ethanol, but the fact that governor brad sad was so public about not supporting ted cruz, that he should be defeated, was unprecedented. i thought that was interesting
>> ron: that hug from steve king. we had congressman king on the steele report last week with heidi cruz. these are the key people in iowa who helped him win this tonight. >> dr. larimer: and former secretary of state ted schultz. i talked a lot about turnout and turnout was way up, it would be to the detriment of cruz and sanders, but they did get close to over 160,000, it sounds like, but it must have been cruz's organization and also part of rusho, so organization still matters in iowa. personal contact still matters in iowa and that's important for the iowa gop. >> ron: they said they had many, many people manning the phones, particularly here on caucus day. they had a good ground game on. the family leader itself, a very conservative organization in iowa, did not support anyone, but bob vander platts did come out individually and supported the candidacy of ted cruz.
right now. he has a big crowd there, he gives a hug to his wife heidi, vander platts on the left, steve king on the right, an embrace with his wife. they know this is a big win tonight and it's on to new hampshire after iowa. this is the winner of the iowa caucuses, ted cruz. [ cheers and applause ] >> god bless the great state of iowa! [ cheers and applause ]
[ cheers and applause ] tonight is a victory for the grassroots. [ cheers and applause ] tonight is a victory for courageous conservative across iowa and all across this great nation! [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applaus] iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media.
will not be chosen by the washington establishment. [ cheers and applause ] will not be chosen by the lobbyists. [ cheers and applause ] but will be chosen by the most incredible powerful force where all sovereignty resides in our nation, by we the people, the american people! [ cheers and applause ] >> ron: by the way, right to the right of your screen, between f rafael, his father. >> tonight, thanks to the hard work of everyone gathered here, of courageous conservatives across the state, we together earn the votes of 48,608 iowans. [ cheers and applause ] to put in perspective your
won tonight, that is the most votes ever cast for any republican primary winner! [ cheers and applause ] >> all: (chanting) ted ted ted ted! >> tonight as victory for millions of americans who have shouldered the burden of seven years of washington deals run amok. tonight is a victory for every american who's watched in dismay as career politicians in washington in both parties refuse to listen and too often fail to keep their commitments to the people. tonight is a victory for every american who understands that
years of the obama right the wrongs done by washingt insistence that we rise and return to a higher standard, the very standard that gave birth to the greatest nation that the world has ever known. [ applause ] to the revolutionary understanding that all men and all women are created equal. [ cheers and applause ] that our rights do not come from the democratic party or the republican party or even from the tea party.
[ cheers and applause ] and the federal government's role, the federal government's responsibility is to defend those fundamental rights, to defend us. and while americans will continue to suffer under a president who has set an agenda that is causing millions to hurt across this country, i want to remind you of the promise of scripture. weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. [ cheers and applause ] morning is coming!
from day one, this campaign has been a movement from millions of americans across this country to organize, to rally, to come together, whatever washington says they cannot keep the people down. and tonight is a testament to the people's commitments to their yearnings to get back to our core commitment, free market principles, constitutional liberties, and the judeo-christian values that built this great nation. [ applause ] when the washington lobbyists settled on other candidates in this race, when the media in one voice said a conservative cannot win, nationwide, over 800,000
cruz.org as courageous conservatives said yes, we can. [ applause ] 800,000 contributions at ted cruz.org with an average contribution of $67. that is the power of the grassroots! [ cheers and applause ] but 'srean the state of iowa. [ cheers and applause ] it's over 200 -- >> ron: well, 12,000 volunteers, hearse ted cruz say right there, a -- heard ted cruz say right there alone in the state of
the final numbers of n he had 50,684 votes tonight. let's go break away for a moment and go to the forecast center. or mrs. clinton? let's go to the storm center -- okay, we're going to stick with mrs. clinton. secretary clinton is about to speak. she has widened her lead slightly. the last time i saw, it was very close, within about .5 of a%. we're going to know in just a little bit how she came out. do you have any update on that? >> dr. larimer: no, not yet. i'm still checking on that. >> ron: i'm on the secretary of state's office realtime let's go to hillary clinton now with bill clinton at her side and chelsea, see what she has to say about her apparent victory tonight.
okay, we're having a little audio problem here with mrs. clinton. let's wait and see if we can get it. real quick, we're going back to the forecast center. we have a major storm coming in and we'll hear hillary clinton momentarily as soon as we get our audio problem corrected. what's ahead with this big storm? >> mark: we have to deal with the fog and then the snow moves in tomorrow morning. we have the winter storm warning in effect along and north of highway 20. this runs from tuesday morning to wednesday morning and travel plans farther to the west, probably not want to do that. that's a blizzard warning in effect during the day tomorrow. dubuque to tama northward, five to nine inches, but not too far away, south of dubuque, only one to three inches. that extends to the southern part of johnson county -- excuse and in johnson trace to an inch of snow expected. as for where the precip is right now, this is aloft and not reaching the ground yet. storm track 7 live doppler radar
south and west. rain and snow in parts of southwestern iowa. the low right now located right there. the track will take it across southeast iowa and in advance of that, it will bring in warm air as well as asl as dry air and that shuts off some of the rain and snow for just a little bit. we'll have more in a bit going back to ron. >> ron: thank you very much. we have our audio connected to mrs. clinton now. a very close race. >> i am honored to stand in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough, that standing still is not an option, and that brings people together to find ways forward
i look back over the years of my involvement from that very first job i had at the children's defense fund and i know -- [ cheers and applause ] i know what we're capable of doing. i know we can create more good-paying jobs and raise incomes for hard-working americans again. i know that we can finish the job of universal healthcare coverage for every man, women and child! [ cheers and applause ] i know, i know we can combat climate change and be the clean energy super power of the 21st century. [ cheers and applause ] i know we can make our education system work for every one of our children, especially those who come with disadvantages. i know we can make college affordable and get student debt
[ cheers and applause ] and i know we can protect our rights, women's rights, gay rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, workers rights! [ cheers and applause ] i know, too, we can stand up to sense gun safety measures! [ cheers and applause ] and how do we do that? we do that, we do that by securing the nomination and then we do it by winning and going into that white house as others before have, determined to push forward on the great goals and values that unite us as americans. i congratulate -- i congratulate my esteemed friend and opponent. i wish governor o'malley the very best. he's a great public servant who
country. and i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america! [ cheers and applause ] in the last few weeks, we finally began to have what i think is one of the most important substantive conversations that the democratic party could have, and i am -- i am thrilled at all of the people who are playing a part in that. i know that we may have differences of opinion about how best to achieve our goals, but i believe we have a very clear idea that the democratic party and this campaign stands for
have to be united -- [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] when it is all said and done, we have to be united against a republican vision and candidates who would drive us apart and divide us. that is not who we are, my friends. i followed their campaign very closely. i understand what they're appealing to and i intend to stand against it. i will not -- [ cheers and applause ] i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've made, be successful because we can't afford that. so as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief -- thank you, iowa! [ cheers and applause ] -- i want you to know i will