|February 3, 2020: The Iowa caucuses take place on Monday, where there are 41 pledged delegates at stake for Democrats. The Democratic National Committee released its criteria for the Feb. 19 presidential primary debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Which of the following Democrats won the narrowest Iowa caucus victory in party history?
“A presidential campaign axiom holds that there are only three tickets out of Iowa. While former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have the loyal bases and national polling leads to remain in contention regardless of the outcome in the first state to vote, the fortunes of Warren, Buttigieg and Klobuchar rest heavily on how they perform here. …
The three are also facing different challenges: Warren is aiming to relieve voters’ anxiety about whether she can actually defeat Trump, Buttigieg is hoping to persuade Iowans that an outsider is what they need and Klobuchar must convince voters she has enough momentum to actually win.
While Warren, Buttigieg and Klobuchar all need to outperform expectations, it’s unlikely all three will be able to: They’re all competing for the same type of high-information, college-educated voters who have bounced from candidate to candidate over the course of the now year-old primary race. “
– Kevin Robillard, HuffPost
The first presidential nominating event of the 2020 election cycle takes place in Iowa on Monday. On the Democratic side, 41 pledged delegates are at stake. On the Republican side, 40 delegates are available.
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