From the Clinton campaign:
Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus. After thorough reporting - and analysis - of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.It may be by a hair. but Hillary has always said that this would be a battle. Anyway, she has pretty hair! Even in the most stressful and (please excuse) "hairy" situations.
Statistically, there is no outstanding information that could change the results and no way that Senator Sanders can overcome Secretary Clinton's advantage.
– Statement from Hillary Clinton's campaign
We'll take it!
When you went to bed, it might have looked like a dead heat, but our Hillary has claimed the victory.
Thanks go out to the people of Iowa!
From the bottom of my heart: Thank you, Iowa. -H pic.twitter.com/ptMgfAPFMJ— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 2, 2016
Talk about "Bringing it all Back Home!" Special thanks to Senator Tom Harkin!
Everybody worked so hard and did so well! Hugs all around!
Many thanks, Iowa. Deepest gratitude. We will never forget how hard you worked! We will never forget what you did!
For the record, statement from the IDP chair.
One last thing I have to say, just me, personally. I am proud of my party! I know many who left in 2008 and registered Indy. I have never left. I registered as a Dem for my first election and have always been a Democrat. I am SO PROUD of my party! *Proud Dem* >>>> ME!
DES MOINES—IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire released the following statement on tonight’s 2016 Iowa Democratic Precinct Caucuses:
“Tonight we saw an historically close Iowa Democratic Caucus that featured one of our strongest turnouts ever and passion and energy from Democrats all across our state.
“After a year where Iowans took the time to see candidates, ask them thoughtful questions, and became volunteers and leaders themselves, tonight 171,109 Iowa Democrats came together with their neighbors to engage in a spirited discussion on the future of our country. We saw passionate, engaged Iowans turn out in all 99 counties, and for the first time ever, the IDP ran both a Tele-Caucus and satellite caucus locations, fulfilling our promise to expand participation and improve on an already incredible process.
“The results tonight are the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history. Hillary Clinton has been awarded 699.57 state delegate equivalents, Bernie Sanders has been awarded 695.49 state delegate equivalents, Martin O’Malley has been awarded 7.68 state delegate equivalents and uncommitted has been awarded .46 state delegate equivalents. We still have outstanding results in one precinct (Des Moines—42), which is worth 2.28 state delegate equivalents. We will report that final precinct when we have confirmed those results with the chair.
“I want to congratulate all of our candidates for running terrific campaigns and thank them for taking the time to travel across our great state to share their visions for the country. In particular, I want to thank Governor Martin O’Malley for the time he devoted to meeting with Iowans and for sharing his vision of continued progress all across our state. His distinguished record as a mayor and governor as well as his plans for continued progress inspired the people of our state, and I look forward to his continued service to the nation and our working families.
“Finally, I want to thank the thousands of volunteers who helped run our precinct caucus locations all across the state. And most of all, I want to thank all of the Iowa Democrats who came out tonight to caucus and make their voice heard.”
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And the sun also rises!
As does Karen Finney! On CNN's New Day with Chris Cuomo.
Hillary knows talent and intelligence when she encounters it. Very smart of her to encourage this young woman!
@finneyk @HillaryClinton is smart and wise. She knows talent and intelligence when she sees it and encourages it. #ImWithHer too!— Still4Hill (@Still4Hill) February 2, 2016
Go Karen! Great job!
#FTR: THIS is not a tie!