DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic presidential campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, and narrowed but not yet clarified the field of Trump challengers has arrived at its first big decision day in the Iowa caucuses.
By day's end, tens of thousands of Iowa Democrats will have decided the results of their presidential caucusesn the contest to challenge President Donald Trump.
Democrats enter the first contest with uncertainty and deepening intraparty resentment. The top four candidates are Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
We are getting set up at #DesMoinesUniversity for the #IowaCaucus. They have 700 chairs set up in this room right now, with more on standby. They’re expecting this to be one of the largest caucus sites in #Iowa. Catch @jonnykip21’s live reports at 5 and 6 on @3NewsNowOmaha! pic.twitter.com/W8Jvt8cntP
— Steffani Nolte (@SteffNolte) February 3, 2020
This the caucus site I'll be at tonight, downtown at Des Moines University.
This is the first time a caucus is being held here. A total of 700 chairs have been set up, room capacity is 1,015.
I'm told by a university PR that this could be one of the busiest spots in town. pic.twitter.com/n2Ywas2RFK
— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) February 3, 2020