Presidential primary season kicks off with Iowa caucuses
IOWA (CBS 58) -- We're just hours away from the first presidential contest of the primary season. The Iowa caucuses can make or break campaigns vying to be the party's nominee by the time the Democratic National Convention makes its way to Milwaukee this summer.
Only one candidate will come out on top Monday night, Feb. 3, but candidates that clear a certain threshold will come away with some delegates.
I'm in Des Moines for the #IowaCaucuses. It's a make or break moment for candidates who want the party's nomination at the DNC in Milwaukee. Iowa only has about one percent of delegates going there, so why so much focus on the Hawkeye State? My report here: pic.twitter.com/CONUzUzW5A— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) February 3, 2020
However, Iowa only has about one-percent of delegates that will be part of the convention in Milwaukee, but the caucuses can be a boom or a bust moment for campaigns that want the nomination.
Candidates are still crisscrossing the state to make last-minute pitches to voters, but with the Senate reconvening for the impeachment trial, Senators Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have to be back in Washington, losing some crucial time before caucusing starts.
CBS 58 will be at a caucus site Monday afternoon, bringing you the results as they come in.
A little peek behind the scenes: the Media Filing Center will get packed tonight with journalists from around the world who are covering the #IowaCaucuses. Results from around the state will come in here and be tallied up. pic.twitter.com/rtjr0xC2I8— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) February 3, 2020