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Edging Out Trump, Cruz Pulls Out Win In Iowa Caucuses

Feb 1, 2016
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DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won Iowa's GOP presidential caucuses on Monday, edging out billionaire Donald Trump for the top spot in the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. 

Cruz Wins GOP Race In Iowa; Clinton, Sanders Locked In Democratic Battle

Feb 1, 2016
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Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, won the first contest in the 2016 Republican presidential race Monday night, edging Donald Trump and and a stronger-than-expected Marco Rubio.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton had an extremely narrow lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders with most of the precincts counted.

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As he pursues the GOP presidential nomination, a key part of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Iowa strategy has been to visit all 99 counties in that state — a strategy called "the full Grassley, named after an Iowa U.S. Senator who visits each county every year. 

But, some have criticized the Cruz campaign for spending more time last week in rural parts of the state in an effort to hit every county, instead of going to the Hawkeye State’s population centers.


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Governor Rick Perry is making a final push for voters in Iowa before Tuesday’s presidential caucuses. KERA’s BJ Austin says the Governor is taking aim at his Republican rivals as he lags in the polls.

With only a few days left before the Iowa Caucuses, two Texans are stumping for voters: Governor Rick Perry and Congressman Ron Paul. KERA’s Jacqueline Fellows reports Governor Perry is appealing to voters by billing himself as an outsider.

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Governor Rick Perry wrapped up his first bus tour of Iowa this past Sunday. He's trying to drum up support for the January 3 caucuses. The message of the week was: vote the outsider into Washington - and shake things up.