BREAKING: Cruz wins Iowa, Trump and Rubio tussling for second

Ted Cruz Citizen(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

With nearly all of the reports in, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has taken the win in Iowa’s caucus.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Cruz had 28 percent over 24 percent for Donald Trump. A record number of voters came out to caucus in the Hawkeyes State, which was supposed to help Trump but instead hurt him.

Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in a fight for second with Trump, just one percent shy of the businessman who made headlines for his bombastic nature and unconventional campaign techniques.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is in a fight the win, something that continues to plague her since Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders jumped in months ago. With 84 percent reporting, the two are just 0.7 separating the two.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who fought to gain some traction, is sitting at just 1 percent. Shortly before the race was called on the Republicans, O’Malley staffers leaked that he was suspending his campaign.

He wasn’t the only one to drop out, though. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced he, too, was suspending his campaign for presidency.

On an unusual note, though, Ben Carson, who finished in fourth, has decided to pause his campaign schedule and head back to Florida instead of New Hampshire (the first primary next week) or South Carolina (the primary after that). His excuse?
He needs to get a fresh change of clothes.

About the Author

Justin Shimko
Justin Shimko is an award-winning former reporter for a number of news organizations in his past life. He started working for The Oklahoma Daily and briefly worked for The Daily Oklahoman and the Associated Press before joining Oklahomans for Jobs Now as a communications contributor. After his time in Oklahoma, Justin took his writing skills across the country, working for a variety of organizations before settling in the Chicagoland Area where he is now a consultant for a number of organizations and editor of American Daily News. He is the recipient of a number of SPJ awards for his writing on politics and government while working in Oklahoma, as well as recognition by the Columbia School of Journalism. Justin received his degree from the University of Oklahoma with additional study work completed at Georgetown University.

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