Clinton in narrow victory against Sanders

February 2, 2016
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Former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has put her 2008 loss to Barack Obama behind her, by focusing her energy on grabbing victory in Iowa against her main rival, Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders, resounding a call about economic inequities for the middle class, narrowed the margin against Clinton in Iowa into a very tight match in the final days. With close to 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Clinton is cruising to a fragile victory over Sanders, as the votes have been close.

Clinton addresses supporters, flanged by her family

Joined by her husband, former president Bill Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea, Hillary Clinton addressed her supporters even before the final tally was in, saying she was “breathing a sigh of relief.” “It is rare that we have the opportunity we have now to have a real contest of ideas, to really think hard about what the Democratic Party stands for” Clinton said. According to the Washington post, Clinton said “I am excited about really getting into the debate with Senator Sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and America.”

Sanders spoke to supporters

Senator Bernie Sanders was also joined by his wife, Jane, and addressed a jubilant crowd that chanted “Feel the Bern!” He declared that his tough fight against Clinton sent a clear message to the political and media establishment that “given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for establishment politics and establishment economics.”

O’Malley deep in the pit

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, the third major Democratic candidate, had a very low support in the Iowa caucus, probably as a result of his suspended campaign. He announced on national that he’s “suspending the presidential run but not ending the fight.” Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee followed suit by also suspending his GOP campaign.

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