Caucuses

In this Jan. 24, 2020, photo, Mary Oldham, 27, a middle school science teacher from Knoxville, Iowa poses for a photograph with her daughter Kailyn, 6, at Smokey Row Coffee, in Pella, Iowa. Oldham was never much into politics but says her boyfriend has gotten her thinking: If you don’t vote, you don’t have a voice. So Oldham is planning to caucus Monday, Feb. 3 — for a Democrat. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 03, 2020 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses, a staple of the early election season in a U.S. presidential election year, are never simple. And they’re going to seem even more intricate this year — especially if you’re on the outside looking in. Three sets of results will be reported. And there is no...
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FILE - In this, Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, people walk along the shore of Storm Lake in Storm Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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February 03, 2020 - 1:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter? They’re essentially small local meetings where neighbors and strangers stand up to show their support for a particular candidate, and to persuade others to join them. Iowa’s 41 national delegates are up for grabs, but the...
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A Democratic presidential candidate speaks during a campaign event in Coralville, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. The end of the beginning is here. After a year of political drama, the first voting contest of the 2020 primary season will be held Monday in Iowa. The kickoff caucuses will bring the first real sense of the clarity to the Democrats' presidential nomination fight. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 03, 2020 - 7:56 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 0 Days to general election: 274 ___ THE NARRATIVE The end of the beginning is here. After a year of political drama, the first voting contest of the...
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A woman holds a caucus card for Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Indianola, Iowa (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
February 03, 2020 - 12:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are never simple. On Monday, voters who have gathered at more than 1,600 caucus sites will begin their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. After a feverish round of lobbying, supporters of eliminated candidates can make a second...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, looks to his husband Chasten Buttigieg, left, as they meet with members of the audience during a campaign event at Northwest Junior High, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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February 03, 2020 - 12:22 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates hustled across the state trying to fire up voters and make a last appeal to those struggling to make a final decision about their choice in the crowded field. Speaking to several hundred supporters in Cedar...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Get Out the Caucus Rally at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
February 02, 2020 - 5:46 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has answered a question she says people are “embarrassed” to ask about her candidacy: “Can a woman win?” Speaking at a rally Sunday in Ames, Warren...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with a member of the audience as he arrives at a campaign stop at the South Slope Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 02, 2020 - 12:02 am
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates promised voters in Iowa on Saturday they would unify the party to take on President Donald Trump even as they kept up their criticism of each other and navigated the lingering divides from the 2016 campaign. “I’m confident Americans,...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks to attendees during a campaign stop at 7 Hills Event Center in Dubuque, Iowa. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)
February 01, 2020 - 10:48 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says he will “shock” the nation with his performance in Monday night’s caucuses. He says one reason will be his support from Republicans, who he claims...
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In this Jan. 24, 2020, photo, Scott Smith, manager of the Iowa Theater shovels snow from outside the theater's entrance in Winterset, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 01, 2020 - 9:10 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a brief few days, Iowa will be the center of the political universe, thanks to the state's caucuses, which kick off the presidential nominating season. Every four years, candidates spend months and millions wooing the state's fickle caucusgoers. It'll happen again this...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at a Quality Inn, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Fort Madison, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2020 - 1:52 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three days before the Iowa caucuses begin the 2020 nominating process, Joe Biden’s campaign manager downplayed the significance of Iowa and New Hampshire and prepped supporters for an extended primary season. “The vice president has said many times: Monday’s contest begins...
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