Former Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton and Texas Senator Ted Cruz won Monday's Iowa caucuses.
Clinton edged out Vermont Senator
Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic caucus. Less than a percentage
point separated the candidates.
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Andy
McGuire said in a statement that the results were the closest in the
Sanders told supporters that he
considered the near tie a great accomplishment.
“I think the people of Iowa have sent
a very profound message to the political establishment, to the
economic establishment and, by the way, to the media establishment,”
Former Maryland Governor Martin
O'Malley threw in the towel before the votes had been tallied.
On the Republican side, Ted Cruz beat
out Donald Trump with a four percentage point lead, while Florida
Senator Marco Rubio trailed not far behind.
Trump, who had led in several Iowa
polls in January, spoke only briefly to supporters. He told them
that he had done far better than naysayers had predicted last year.
The results also led to Mike Huckabee
suspending his long-shot campaign for the White House.