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 party's history.

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,” Sanders said.

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.