The Iowa state Caucus took place on Feb. 1.
The people of Iowa went out to their caucus locations and made their voices heard about who they want to be the next Republican and Democratic Presidential nominees. The people of Iowa chose Senator Ted Cruz to be their presidential nominee after he received 28% of Republican Caucus goer’s votes, Cruz beat businessman Donald Trump by nearly 3.4%.
Iowa is a very important state in the American political system because it sets the tone for the entire race.
However the winner of Iowa does not traditionally do well after the Iowa state Caucus.
“Iowa has a bad track record when it comes to influencing who will be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. When the races are contested, the winner of the GOP Iowa caucuses usually does not win the second nominating contest, the New Hampshire primaries, and more often than not loses the overall nomination as well,” CBS News reporter Monika McDermott wrote in 2012.
“In the five contested races over the past quarter century (1980, 1988, 1996, 2000 and 2008), the eventual party nominee won the Iowa caucuses twice: Kansas Senator Bob Dole in 1996 and Texas Governor George W. Bush in 2000. In the three other years the winners were Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1980 (eight years prior to his eventual nomination in 1988), Bob Dole in 1988 (again eight years in advance of his success) and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in 2008,” McDermott continued.
Only time will tell whether or not Ted Cruz will become the Republican parties presidential nominee. The New Hampshire Primary is on February.
Knight News was at Ted Cruz’s Caucus victory watch party to get reactions on Cruz’s win from his supporters.
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