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Iowa: campaigning goes to the wire

<ul> <li><strong>Final pitches ahead of Iowa caucus</strong></li> <li><strong>Trump ahead for Republicans</strong></li> <li><strong>Clinton ahead for Democrats</strong> <p></li> </ul> <h3><strong>The news</strong></h3> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Clinton, Trump swap styles in final Iowa appeal <a href="https://t.co/luTnBH4aa1">https://t.co/luTnBH4aa1</a> | Getty <a href="https://t.co/2AtZMGMtWT">pic.twitter.com/2AtZMGMtWT</a></p>— <span class="caps">POLITICO</span> (@politico) <a href="https://twitter.com/politico/status/694058040375517184">February 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>The potential candidates who will contest the US presidential election in November are making a final pitch in Iowa.</p> <p>The first votes for party nominations are being held in the sparsely-populated Midwestern state on Monday.</p> </p> <h3><strong>The Republican Party</strong></h3> <p> <p>Republican Donald Trump has a narrow lead over rival Ted Cruz. Both are well ahead of the rest of the field.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It is time to take back our country- and <span class="caps">MAKE</span> <span class="caps">AMERICA</span> <span class="caps">GREAT</span> <span class="caps">AGAIN</span>!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CaucusForTrump?src=hash">#CaucusForTrump</a> Video: <a href="https://t.co/y9Fa8Ut6IP">https://t.co/y9Fa8Ut6IP</a> <a href="https://t.co/bJ6a0t9Pv2">pic.twitter.com/bJ6a0t9Pv2</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/693832776844378113">January 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>“Canada is a problem for Ted Cruz,” <strong>Trump</strong> said, “he was born there and, like a lot of people are saying, he should not even be running for the election so we will find out about that.”</p> <p>“To me, that is a big problem, because if you become the candidate, it is possible you cannot even run, according to a lot of people.”</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is <span class="caps">OUR</span> time. Get ready to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CaucusForCruz?src=hash">#CaucusForCruz</a>: <a href="https://t.co/EPqqfmHwIj">https://t.co/EPqqfmHwIj</a><a href="https://t.co/FBjpJ7EKAd">https://t.co/FBjpJ7EKAd</a></p>— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) <a href="https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/693140501109735424">January 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>Cruz is a senator from Texas and a conservative Tea Party favourite. </p> <p>He has a strong appeal among Iowa’s religious community.</p> </p> <h3><strong>The Democrats</strong></h3> <p> <p>Hillary Clinton is nudging ahead of her rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, who have a much smaller field of three candidates compared to 11 for the Republicans. <p></p> <p>“You are selecting not only the next president, but the next commander-in-chief.”</p> <p>“I spend a lot of time in the Situation Room with <br /> President Obama because if it is a problem that gets to the president, that means it has got to be decided by the president and the closest advisors.”</p> <p>“I know how it is when a president faces those tought moments. And I feel ready and prepared to keep you safe, to keep our country strong.”</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The United States must join the rest of the industrialized world and recognize that healthcare is a right of all, and not a privilege.</p>— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/693918192851402752">January 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>Polls put 76-year-old Sanders three points behind Clinton on 42 percent.</p> </p> <h3><strong>The process</strong></h3> <p> <p>The parties are currently choosing their respective candidates who will then go forward to stand in November’s presidential election.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How do the Iowa Caucuses work? A brief explanation <a href="https://t.co/aT5qnsLfFB">https://t.co/aT5qnsLfFB</a> <a href="https://t.co/NUNBhUuRzK">pic.twitter.com/NUNBhUuRzK</a></p>— Newsweek (@Newsweek) <a href="https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/694029926190583808">February 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Iowa caucus results are as unpredictable as this bizarre election season <a href="https://t.co/stjrqVWpxL">https://t.co/stjrqVWpxL</a></p>— The Guardian (@guardian) <a href="https://twitter.com/guardian/status/694035007057326080">February 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Iowa nice: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Blizzard?src=hash">#Blizzard</a> won't start until after caucuses: <a href="https://t.co/JFl3p1xzBw">https://t.co/JFl3p1xzBw</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonClayworth"><code>JasonClayworth</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iawx?src=hash">#iawx</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iacaucus?src=hash">#iacaucus</a> <a href="https://t.co/5OZCUoU3fq">pic.twitter.com/5OZCUoU3fq</a></p>&mdash; Des Moines Register (</code>DMRegister) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMRegister/status/693970593499193344">February 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <p>It is said that victory in an initial state like Iowa can be key, as it sparks momentum for the rest of the campaign.</p> <p>The candidates will be chosen by the summer, ahead of the election at the end of the year. <p></p> <h3><strong>What they are saying</strong></h3> </p> <p><em>“If it is Trump-Hillary, it is going to be the largest voter turnout in the history of the United States.”</em> – Donald Trump. <p></p> <p><em>“He will be unbelievable, the best dealmaker, the best master negotiator.”</em> – Melania Trump, wife of Donald.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trumps biggest fan: Vladimir Putin. Watch now: <a href="https://t.co/SC8FVx65Sg">https://t.co/SC8FVx65Sg</a></p>— Reuters TV (@ReutersTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReutersTV/status/684737242074615808">January 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>“Join us, commit on Monday night to come out and caucus for us. Stand up and speak for us. If we stand together, we will win.”_ – <strong>Ted Cruz</strong>. <p></p> <p><em>“What Cruz is doing is trying to maintain a level of professionalism and act like a statesman, not like some thug out of a New York City school.”</em> – <strong>former boxer Mike Tyson</strong>.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">DES</span> <span class="caps">MOINES</span> — 2,600 loud Iowans here for <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton"><code>HillaryClinton</a> <a href="https://t.co/QHGGiWqKnT">pic.twitter.com/QHGGiWqKnT</a></p>&mdash; Gabriel Debenedetti (</code>gdebenedetti) <a href="https://twitter.com/gdebenedetti/status/693995348575064064">February 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p><em>“Stick with me, stick with a plan, stick with the experience, with the ideas that will actually work for the country.”</em> – <strong>Hillary Clinton</strong>.</p> </p> <p>“My prediction is that if, tomorrow night, there is a large voter turnout, we will win. On the other hand, if there is a low voter turnout, we will probably lose.”_ – <strong>Bernie Sanders</strong>. <p></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tonight I officially endorse <a href="https://twitter.com/BernieSanders"><code>BernieSanders</a> for President. Read my endorsement letter here: <a href="https://t.co/uFlByfm6al">https://t.co/uFlByfm6al</a> <a href="https://t.co/edq0vn4Nnt">pic.twitter.com/edq0vn4Nnt</a></p>&mdash; Michael Moore (</code>MMFlint) <a href="https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/694003713426456576">February 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <script id="infogram_0_usa_election_republicans" title="USA ELECTION REPUBLICANS" src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?Gb5" type="text/javascript"></script> <script id="infogram_0_usa_election_democrats" title="USA election Democrats" src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?nXf" type="text/javascript"></script>