Huckabee, Obama win Iowa caucuses

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Democratic caucusgoers gather at a caucus site in Iowa City, Iowa.

Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, won the Iowa Republican caucus, receiving 34% from Republican caucus goers. Huckabee beat out 6 other Republican candidates in the often turbulent campaign. As of 10:10 pm local Central Time the standings were Mike Huckabee (34%), Mitt Romney (25%), Fred Thompson (13%), John McCain (13%), Ron Paul (10%), Rudy Giuliani (4%), and Duncan Hunter (1%).

Meanwhile, Illinois senator Barack Obama won the Iowa Democratic caucus, drawing support from younger voters and getting 38% percent of the vote despite a close race with John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. Women, previously expected to largely back Clinton, split their vote between her and Obama, the latter of whom actually received slightly more support. As of 10 pm local Central Time the standings were Obama (38%), Edwards (30%), Clinton (29%), Bill Richardson (2%), Joe Biden (1%), and Christopher Dodd (0% but one delegate); Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel had earned no delegates at that point, and three delegates were uncommitted. Biden and Dodd have now withdrawn from the race due to the outcome of the caucus.

Republican Results

Symbol wait.svg Votes currently being tallied

Candidate No. Votes Percentage Potential National delegates
Mike Huckabee 35,401 34% 15
Mitt Romney 26,167 25% 11
Fred Thompson 13,834 13% 3
John McCain 13,556 13% 3
Ron Paul 10,040 10% 2
Rudy Giuliani 3,590 4% 0
Duncan Hunter 457 1% 0

Democratic Results

Candidate No. State Delegates Percentage Potential National delegates
Barack Obama 917 38% 16
John Edwards 730 30% 14
Hillary Clinton 719 29% 15
Bill Richardson 52 2% 0
Joe Biden 23 1% 0
Christopher Dodd 1 0% 0
Mike Gravel 0 0% 0
Dennis Kucinich 0 0% 0
Uncommitted 3 0% -



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